Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Annandale United Methodist
Friday, February 28, 2020
To generously share God's love with everyone we meet

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events at the Annandale United Methodist Church:

General Conference 2020 Volunteers 

 The Dakotas-Minnesota Area Host Team welcomes you to General Conference 2020 (May 5-15) in Minneapolis!  Volunteering will provide a tremendous opportunity to see the United Methodist connection up-close and extend hospitality to siblings in Christ from around the world. The Dakotas-Minnesota host team is looking for volunteers of all ages, interests, and abilities. The team’s primary goal is to extend radical hospitality to guests so that they feel welcomed and safe, and can focus their full attention on participating in the gathering and discerning God’s vision and direction for our denomination.

 You can indicate interest in volunteering with the Dakotas-Minnesota host team at gc2020welcome/org/volunteers.

 Most host team volunteers will select three-hour shifts during the 10 days of General Conference.  There will also be opportunities to help with General Conference preparation and training prior to the event itself.



Pathways 4 Youth LLC is an entry point for youth experiencing homelessness to gain access to resources which can put them back on a path that will help them grow as individuals and be contributing members of our community.

Pathways 4 Youth offers one-time and long-term volunteer opportunities that allow you to make a difference in the lives of the young people they serve. Learn more at or call 320-316-1640 or email


Camp Minnesota 2020: The 2020 Camp Minnesota brochures are here and there are so many opportunities available for the 2020 camping season! Why Camp Minnesota? Camp Minnesota takes the camp experience one-step further by intentionally including opportunities and activities that allow campers to develop a deeper relationship with God. Campers see how God is at work in their own lives and the world. Browse through the brochure or visit the website at


Lenten Services/Holy Week - Annandale and Montrose UMC

February 26, 6:15 PM Ash Wednesday Service in Annandale
   7:30 PM Ash Wednesday Service in Montrose
(Confirmation attending)

March 4,  5:30 PM Confirmation in Montrose
                 6:00 PM Lenten Soup Supper in Annandale

March 11, 6:00 PM Lenten Soup Supper in Montrose  
                       (Confirmation serving)

March 18, 5:30 PM Confirmation in Montrose
                 6:00 PM Lenten Soup Supper in Annandale

March 25,    6:00 PM Lenten Soup Supper in Montrose  
                      (Confirmation serving)

April 1,   5:30 PM Confirmation in Montrose
                 6:00 PM Lenten Soup Supper in Annandale

April 9,   7:00 PM Maundy Thursday Worship in Montrose  
                  (Confirmation attending)


April 10      12:00 noon Good Friday Community Service in Annandale    Location:  Annandale United Methodist Church


April 12     EASTER SUNDAY
             7:00 AM Youth Sunrise Service in Annandale
                      (breakfast following)
             9:30 AM Youth Sunrise Service in Montrose
                      (breakfast following)
          8:30 AM Resurrection Service in Annandale

           10:30 AM Resurrection Service in Montrose


March FoodShare Campaign 2020



As a congregation we will participate in the March Food Share Drive for cash and food items. We are very fortunate to have such a robust food shelf here in the Annandale area. According to the Minnesota Food Share hunger facts, over three million visits are made to Minnesota food shelves each year and nearly one in eleven Minnesotans experience food insecurity. It is very important that government programs like SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) continue to be supported. 


The Mission March funds collected in March will be designated to the Annandale Area Food Shelf. In addition to cash, Jean Skomoroh, Food Shelf Coordinator indicates that they are in need of individually packaged snacks for kids like granola bars, cereal bars, etc. Health and beauty items such as shampoo, deodorant, bar soap, toothpaste and the like are very important. As in the past, paper products like facial tissue and toilet paper are also needed. 


The food shelf appreciates any and all donations, but asks that any items donated not be expired.


Thanks for your support,


Linda Elfstrand and Aleta Isaacson, Outreach Coordinators











We will be selling grilled brats and hotdogs, chips, pop, and water at our refreshment stand on Thursday, July 4 starting at 9:00 a.m. If you are making cookies or bars, please put two large or three to four medium cookies to a bag. We will be selling the cookies for $1.00/bag. Don’t forget to stop by and enjoy refreshments while watching the parade!


On Saturday July 20, Annandale United Methodist Church will enjoy a picnic meal at 5:30pm. Bring your favorite side dish to share. Brats, hotdogs, and beverage will be provided. Following our meal we will have a family-friendly informal worship experience. 






  • On Sunday, October 14 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Annandale United Methodist Church will host a concert featuring music from the Renaissance period as presented by Phillip Rukavina on the lute and Sarah Jackson as soprano soloist.  This pair, who are highly acclaimed performers of Early Music, will take the audience to places of haunting beauty and delight. A free will offering will be collected at the door.  There will be a coffee fellowship following. Call the church office with any questions. – Linda Elfstrand

Family Night – 2nd Wednesdays

Wednesday October 10th at 6:30 we will meet for our 2nd Family Night of this School Year.  It has been great to meet your families, and I am looking forward to meeting more of you this month.
We will share a light meal, some fun time, and  a short Bible lesson for all.  Bring one of your favorite jokes to share.   Here is one of pastor’s favorites.  “How do you make a Kleenex dance? You put a little boogie in it.”
We would also like to plan fun activities and disciple-like activities such as Feed My Starving Children, Project Hope, and possible AUMC member assistance, such as raking for the elderly, etc. And finally, bring your calendars to the October Family Night so we can find a date for the youth to participate in the entire worship service. 
We need someone to volunteer to host the meal portion this month.  Please call or email the church office if you are able to host.    – Pastor Paul and Laurie Dick