Our Ministries

Caring for Others

Transportation Ministry - Rides are provided for persons that are otherwise unable to attend church services or events. To request transportation, contact the office at 507-451-4734.

 

Card Ministry - Greeting cards are sent at times of illness, grief, or crisis. To request a card to be sent, contact the church office at 507-451-4734.

 

Communion Ministry - Lay communion servers make home visits to serve communion to Home-bound members on a monthly basis. To request home communion, contact the church office at 507-451-4734.

Lay Leadership

Lay Speaking

The United Methodist Church trains lay people for leadership through the Lay Speaking Ministries program.

The primary focus of this program is pulpit supply – filling in as worship leader – for pastors when they take a Sunday off. 

After completion of the Basic Lay Speaking class, the student becomes a Local Lay Speaker, qualified to assist in their local church. 

Advanced Lay Speaking courses are available on many topics. After completion of an advanced class, and an interview with the district committee, a Lay Speaker can be Certified.

Certified Lay Speakers are qualified to provide pulpit supply beyond the local church.

Pulpit Supply is not the only function of the Lay Speaker program. Participation in the Lay Speaker program will provide you with skills that will make you a better leader in whatever area of service you choose within the church.

More information on Lay Speaking Ministries can be found at www.layspeakingministries.org or on the Southeast District page of www.minnesotaumc.org

Music Ministry

Chancel Choir 

Chancel choir leads hymn singing and shares special music during the Pathways Traditional Worship Service on Sunday mornings.  The director Rosalie Alcoser selects inspiring and varied musical pieces for the choir as a whole and for solo and small group performances.  Requirements include the ability to sing and to attend rehearsal at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Jubilee Ringers

Love music, but you're not a singer?  Join the bell ringing choir and have a fun experience.  Twelve ringers are needed for the octaves of bells.  Rehearsals are at 5:15 p.m. You're in for an enjoyable experience. 

Adult Bible Studies

Adult Bible Studies are offered at the church. Contact the church for current topic, time, and location at 507-451-4734. Advent Study is offered for 4 weeks during Advent. Lent Study is offered for 6 weeks during Lent

 
 
 
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Owatonna United Methodist Church

815 E University Street

Owatonna, MN 55060

507-451-4734
Worship: 9:00 a.m.
Sunday School at 10:00 a.m.

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