Welcome to FIRST UNITED Methodist Church of Stillwater

Our loving, welcoming, Christ centered community of faith wants ALL people to know they are wrapped in God’s love. You are invited to know and experience God’s love through worship, music, prayer, fellowship, small groups, and community outreach.

Wrapping ALL people in God's Love is the mission of the FIRST UNITED Methodist Church. We embrace the following statement included in the United Methodist Church Book of Discipline:

"We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God. We therefore work toward societies in which each person's value is recognized, maintained, and strengthened. We support the basic right of all persons to equal access to housing, education, communication, employment, medical care, legal redress for grievances, and physical protection."

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Welcome to FIRST UNITED Methodist Church of Stillwater, Minnesota!

Please enjoy a fly through tour of our church facilities!

FIRST UNITED Methodist Church Stillwater Minnesota virtual fly through tour from Pictures Over Stillwater on Vimeo.

You will find both the calendar and the monthly newsletter.

Sunday Morning Worship 10 a.m.

Please click Facebook above to view the Sunday Morning Worship at 10:00 am

Discover FIRST UNITED

We are a Christ centered church for everyday people, where you can come as you are to connect with God in a way that makes sense to you. Whether you are exploring the Christian faith or attend church regularly, there is something here for you. We Wrap All People in God’s Love.

Upcoming Events

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Minnesota Annual Conference

May 29 - 30, 2024

Bishop Lanette Plambeck has prepared a Breakthrough Prayer for Annual Conference. You are invited to pray the prayer daily over the next week, from now through our statewide gathering on May 29-30 in Bloomington.

Watch a recording of one of the pre-conference gatherings to learn about what to expect at our new location, and get an overview of the pieces of proposed legislation, including the 2025 budget, the move to four districts, the creation of a Board of Lay Ministry, the use of expansive language, a resolution regarding hate crimes, and a resolution opposing apartheid in the Holy Land. Watch recording

A .pdf of Final Conference Materials is available here.

General Conference of the UMC - Review

April 23 - May 3, 2024

Access a summary of Key Decisions from the General Conference.

Read Bishop Lanette Plambeck's post Conference Message.

Read FIRST UNITED'S Reconciling Congregation Statement adopted April 21, 2024, on the Worship at FUMC page.

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All Church Picnic in Pioneer Park following worship service June 2

Hotdogs and hamburgers will be provided along with all the fixings, cold beverages and tableware. Bring a dish to share to round out the meal - such as salad, fruit, veggies, chips or dessert. Bring a lawn chair for comfortable seating after the meal. We will plan to eat about 12:15 to give everyone time to travel to the park and set up the food. Sign-up now at the Information Center.

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Reconciling Church Celebration following worship service June 9

Attend a reception in the Fellowship Hall following worship June 9. The Reconciling Committee will outline ideas and suggestions for living as a Reconciling church.

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Red Cross Blood Drive Friday June 14

The Blood Drive will be in the Fellowship Hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register to donate on the Red Cross Blood Donor app.

Recurring Events

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24-form Tai Chi Ch'uan class meets every Monday at 8:30 a.m. in Lowell Park just north of the Gazebo. Class meetings in the Fellowship Hall will resume in October. The class is free, all are welcome, and no accessory equipment is required.
Zoom Crafting Evenings, Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm. Contact the office at fumcstillwater@gmail.com if you wish to join.
Zoom Crafting Evenings, Tuesdays from 7:00-9:00pm. Contact the office at [email protected] if you wish to join.
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All are welcome at the Community Dinner each Wednesday 5:30 p.m. through May 22 in the Fellowshp Hall. Wednesday dinners at the church will resume in September.
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The Quilting Group meets in the Wesley Room at 10 a.m. on the 3rd Friday every month. All are welcome!
Centering Prayer, Wednesdays at noon in the Sanctuary.
A Bible Study of 1st Corinthians meets in the Wesley Room at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Contact the office to join the study in person or online.
A Bible Study of 1st Corinthians meets in the Wesley Room at 9:30 a.m. each Tuesday. Contact the office to join the study in person or online.
UMM monthly breakfast meetings are on the second Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Lowell Inn 102 2nd St N in Stillwater.
UMM monthly breakfast meetings are on the second Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Lowell Inn 102 2nd St N in Stillwater.
Prayer Shawl Group, Wednesdays at 10:30 am in the Wesley Room. All knitters are welcome!
The Bridge Group meets monthly at noon on the first Friday in the Fellowship Hall. Players of all skill levels are welcome!
The Bridge Group meets monthly at noon on the first Friday in the Fellowship Hall. Players of all skill levels are welcome!
WOMEN of FAITH, UNITED CIRCLE - Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday each month. All women of the church are invited to attend our meetings in the Fellowship Hall.
WOMEN of FAITH, UNITED CIRCLE - Meetings are at 10 a.m. on the 2nd Thursday each month. All women of the church are invited to attend our meetings in the Fellowship Hall.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

100 Days of Prayer - April 1 - July 13, 2024

As we prepare our hearts and minds for the upcoming General, Annual, and Jurisdictional Conferences, let us join together in prayer—for ourselves, our neighbors, our communities, our nation, our world, and our beloved United Methodist Church. Look for the brief prayers we will share each morning on the Minnesota Conference Facebook and Instagram pages, and share them to invite others to participate in this prayer movement.

Learn more: About 100 Days of Prayer

Next Scrip Order - June 2, 2024

Scrip orders can be placed after Sunday worship services, Wednesday dinners, or anytime by email to the church office. Order blanks are available at the church Information Center. Payment for email orders can be dropped off at the church during office hours. Scrip doesn't cost, it pays!

Annual Conference Love Offering

Each year, churches in the Minnesota Annual Conference take a Love Offering for missions in conjunction with our Annual Conference Session. The theme of the 2024 Annual Conference which will take place May 29-30 is “Jesus. Redeemer.”

Our Love Offering this year will help our neighbors—in Minnesota and around the world—heal from trauma and find safety.

  • Thirty percent of the Love Offering will go to a new trauma care center in Ukraine.

  • Thirty percent of the Love Offering will go to immigration legal support in partnership with Volunteer Lawyer Network.

  • Thirty percent of the Love Offering will go to special programming aimed at reducing trauma at Emma Norton Services’ new Restoring Waters facility.

  • Ten percent of the Love Offering each year goes to Volunteers in Mission scholarships, which support first-time mission trip participants.

The FIRST UNITED Love Offering, which will be presented at Annual Conference, will be collected between now and May 26. Make checks to First UMC and mark "Love Offering" in the memo line of your envelope or check.

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