EMILY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
A little church with a big heart.
Located in Emily, Minnesota we are a small but loving congregation. At this time, all in-person gatherings have been suspended, but we hope you'll join us for various online opportunities!
During this time of physical distancing, we are worshipping online every Sunday at 9a with our partner congregation. We are the little church with the BIG heart, wherever we are. Worship from your own home! Please fill out a communication card, letting us know you joined us & sharing any prayer requests. To view previous weeks servies, or if there are issues with the embedded video, click here
Our building is an updated traditional white church with a bright red door. Warm pews, friendly people and sunshine streaming through our windows offer a welcoming and cozy feeling. Our worship is casual, yet traditional. We connect to God and each other through prayer and conversation.
Many of our members joined our community once retiring to our beautiful area. Whether you find yourself living in or visiting the area, we would love to meet you. Our fellowship area is spacious and our building is also handicap accessible.
We have a big heart for missions. We believe if everyone does just a little bit, we can make BIG difference in our community and world.
We support the Laos Mission Initiative by supporting two missionaries, training for pastors, planting churches, and empowering women and youth across Laos.
Since 2006, we have raised over $11,000 for Heifer International. These donations support persons in developing counties by purchasing animals and providing training for women.
We collect a monthly "noisy offering" supporting Mobility Worldwide, which provides hand-cranked carts to people across more than 100 counties. These greatly increase mobility for folks in villages where wheelchairs are not available or usable due to the terrain. These carts have also helped people begin a small mobile business, which has allows greater independence and ability to educate children and support their families. Through these simple offerings of loose change, our church has purchased 2 carts each year! In total we have been able to raise funds for nearly 50 carts!
We also support our local food shelf, community garden, laundromat, and care center, among other mission efforts.
REV. BETHANY & REV. LUKE NELSON
Pastor Luke & Pastor Bethany were appointed to Emily in 2019. They have served several congregations, individually and together, around Minnesota - but are delighted to be making their home now in the lakes area. They both attended Hamline University for their undergraduate degrees. Pastor Bethany received her MDiv from Luther Seminary in St Paul, MN; while Pastor Luke received his MDiv from Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, CA.
They are parents to three young boys and also pastor Park Church in Brainerd. When not at church, you're likely to find them at a coffee shop, playground, or gym. Our Pastors do not hold regular office hours at church, but love to work within the community. You're most likely to see them around town on Thursdays. They would love to meet you for coffee, reach out to set something up!
39994 White Pine St, PO Box 293, Emily, MN 56447, USA