Eden Prairie United Methodist Church
15050 Scenic Heights Rd., Eden Prairie, MN
Who we are:
EPUMC is a family-oriented church that doesn’t define family as just “a Dad, a Mom and Children”. All ages and a variety of backgrounds are welcome here and we have a growing population of young children to add fun to our church life. The folks from Pride Institute, a residential treatment facility for LGBTQI individuals, down the street join us a couple times a month as part of their rotating schedule. We love having them as part of our congregation and the congregation embraces them on the Sundays they attend.
What’s special here:
The welcoming energy you feel when you attend EPUMC and the feeling of family. We had a stranger attend by accident one Sunday while she was looking for her friend’s church and she enjoyed it so much she stayed for the service.
What’s our reconciling story:
Our church motto is “Big enough to make a difference, small enough to care”. This is how we live out the reconciling ministry. We are big enough to support the mission with volunteers and donations, while being small enough to care by welcoming each LGBTQI brother or sister who enters our church. It’s very important to us that Eden Prairie UMC is a comfortable and safe place for everyone, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. We were thrilled to host the annual Minnesota Reconciling Churches potluck this year to show our support for the wonderful work being done within our state around LGBTQI issues.
We embrace this identity and proudly fly our rainbow flag year-round, as well as identify our reconciling status on the church sign out front. When you walk through the doors you see rainbows several places throughout the church and you will hear messages of inclusion on Sundays.