Featured Congregation

Community United Methodist Church

950 Gould Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN 55421

Community United Methodist is easy to find, right behind the Heights Theater and Dairy Queen on Central Avenue in Columbia Heights, a first-ring suburb of Northeast Minneapolis.

We are also one of Minnesota’s newest reconciling congregations. In conversations after the February 2019 General Conference, it became clear that the vast majority of the congregation favored adopting an official Reconciling Statement and being an ally of LGBTQIA+ persons. Conversations quickly moved into action and Community UMC formally became a reconciling church by the end of 2019.  We were part of the inaugural Columbia Heights Pride team in 2019 and we continue that effort going forward. We are also working to update the church’s signage and website with a clear welcome and affirmation to all who seek a relationship with God.

An urban, inter-generational, inclusive, and welcoming Christian fellowship, Community UMC is woven into the fabric of the community and is passionate about feeding the hungry in body, mind, and spirit. Here, following Jesus means serving neighbors and putting faith into action. Our outreach work includes a community garden that supports Southern Anoka Community Assistance (S.A.C.A.) and The Sheridan Story. In partnership with Valley View Elementary, other local church congregations, and the Columbia Heights Police force, we help provide food-scarce families with much needed weekend groceries.

We typically have about 75 people at the 10 am Sunday morning worship. Our services address the real questions of life along with our energetic educational ministries for all ages.