Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors.
Annandale United Methodist
Monday, January 20, 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.


Donations Needed for Pathways 4 Youth: Pathways 4 Youth is a youth resource center in St Cloud for young people experiencing homelessness ages 16 to 24. Please help our church youth in collecting needed items for Pathways 4 Youth.  The following link provides information on the organization


Making Sense of the Bible – Video & Book Study


   Have you ever thought, I just don’t get the Bible?


Mondays at 6:30 PM  Join us starting January 6th for this video and book study on how we interpret scripture. This will be a whirlwind of a journey through the scriptures, but hopefully this time together will help you to build your foundation for future biblical study. Invite a friend as we use this time together to grow in our faith.   – Pastor Paul











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