Fellowship Opportunities at Eden Prairie UMC (not All happening just now)
At Eden Prairie UMC, we are committed to provide a safe, healthy environment for members and friends. The church building is closed to groups of any size. We are working on a variety of ways to stay connected during the coronavirus outbreak. We are offering small groups that meet outdoors, maintaining physical distance, or else they meet on digital platforms. We continue to find ways to support the PROP Food Shelf and other organizations. Some activities have been paused or postponed. As the situation and health guidelines change frequently, please call us at 952-937-8781 before coming to the building.
Let's Connect small groups
Let's Connect is a collection of small groups whose purpose is to make deep and personal connections with others at Eden Prairie United Methodist Church. These groups are seeking to build community to care for each other and to keep one another connected, especially while we are not gathering for in-person worship.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to be part of a Let's Connect small group. Currently, each group has approximately 8 members and will continue to meet through the end of November. Depending on people’s preferences, groups are designated as ‘online only’ (via Zoom), or can also be in-person with social distancing, if circumstances permit.
New Let’s Connect groups will be forming in January! We would like you to join us for some fellowship! If interested in being part of a Let’s Connect group, contact Deb Soderholm (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bruce Webster (email@example.com)
Annual Women's Retreat
Annual Women's Retreat
Jan. 30-31, 2021 (online)
Other Small Groups
Prayer Network - Praying for the church family’s concerns and joys on a daily basis
Women's Faith Share meets each Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., September through May. All women are welcome
GEMS- (God's Exceptional Methodist Seniors)- adults over 55- Meets approximately every other month with a faith and fellowship event. This group has been sharing memories via email recently. Contact Deb Soderholm for more information.
Interknits Prayer Shawl Ministry generally meets the second Monday of the month at the church at 7:00 p.m.
Cheers (Men's Fellowship Group) meet on Saturday mornings at 8 a.m.
Cheers Too! (Women’s Fellowship Group) meet on Saturday mornings at Kowalski’s Market (16500 W 78th Street) at 8 a.m. Come and join us!
Yoga meets on most Thursday mornings at 8:45 a.m. in Fellowship Hall. Please check calendar for specifics.
GEMS Breakfast Club meets the third Wednesday of each month at the Thyme Cafe, Chanhassen.
Feed My Starving Children
We package food to be sent to places around the world desperately in need of food. We usually meet at Feed My Starving Children at 6:00 p.m. (located at 18738 Lake Drive East in Chanhassen, click here for a map)
During the coronavirus outbreak, we are collecting funds to underwrite the cost of feeding shelter guests.
PROP Food Shelf -- PROP -- People Reaching Other People -- maintains a food shelf that serves Eden Prairie and Chanhassen residents. We continue to provide requested items for the food shelf.
adult small groups -- fall 2020
Men's Discussion Group
Men's Discussion Group is considering how to continue in an indoor location; they have met outdoors during the summer.
Women's Evening Home Book Group
Women's Evening Home Book Group will next meet Nov. 17 to discuss "Where the Crawdads Sing" by Delia Owens.
Let's Talk about Race small group
Pastor Becky Jo offers two book groups beginning Oct. 7 and 8. Groups will discuss "A Good Time for the Truth, Race in Minnesota.
Sunday Morning Bible Study
This group meets on Zoom each Sunday at 8:15 a.m. to discuss the scripture lesson used in worship.
The Book Chicks
This group will meet Oct. 26 to talk about "The Overdue Life of Amy Byler" by Kelly Harms.
If you are interested in any of these groups, please CLICK HERE to send us a message, and we will put you in touch with the group's leader.