Fellowship Opportunities at Eden Prairie UMC
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. As the situation and health guidelines change frequently, please call us at 952-937-8781 if you have any quesitons.
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 are created regularly, with the next groups formed in May. We invite you to fellowship! If interested in being part of a Let’s Connect group, contact Deb Soderholm (email@example.com) or Bruce Webster (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Annual Women's Retreat
Annual Women's Retreat
Other Small Groups
Prayer Network - Praying for the church family’s concerns and joys on a daily basis. You may submit prayers through our Contact Us page.
Women's Faith Share meets each Thursday morning at 10:00 a.m., on Zoom. 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 and meeting on Zoom. Contact Deb Soderholm for more information.
Interknits Prayer Shawl Ministry continues to knit or crochet prayer shawls. These are given to people facing illness or loss.
Cheers Too! (Women’s Fellowship Group) meet on Saturday mornings at on Zoom at 8 a.m. Come and join us!
Block Party quilt group is working on projects at home. We stay connected via email, sharing videos and quilting tips.
During the coronavirus outbreak, we are collecting funds to underwrite the cost of feeding shelter guests at Simpson in Minneapolis. In January we collect NEW thermal underwear, heavy duty mittens and gloves and hats for people without stable housing.
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
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
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
Women's Book Club
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.