Who Are We?

The United Methodist Church of Peace

Built at 64th Street between Washburn and Xerxes Avenues on the Richfield-Edina border and dedicated in January of 1958, Church of Peace was chartered with seven families, members of Oakland Avenue Evangelical United Brethren Church who lived in the vicinity of this growing area on the edge of Minneapolis. With the merging of the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church in 1968, Church of Peace became The United Methodist Church of Peace.

The Mission of the United Methodist Church : “To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.”

The Purpose at Church of Peace“Our congregation exists to exemplify by word and deed the love of Jesus Christ to all people and specifically to our community through loving relationships.”

Musings from Pastor’s Office

October Beyond Postseason-Games

Now, it’s October. It’s a season for the postseason games of Major League Baseball.. It’s the season of autumn leaves. As I see the calendar of October, it has many national days related to foods such as nachos, frappes, pierogis, beer & pizza, gumbo, brandied fruit, chocolate, Boston cream pie, pretzels, angel food cake, etc. You can easily gain 10 pounds if you stick to those national days. October has Halloween.

It’s a season of transition. We are at the threshold of winter. We may need those national days of various foods to be ready for a long winter. We may need Halloween to commemorate all the saints before we celebrate the season of joy between Thanksgiving and Christmas.  

At the entrance of the last quarter of the year, I want you to stop and think about what celebrations we may have and what things we need to be ready for. It’s not about food. But, what would we need most before the season of hardship and darkness? We need the Lord. We need to build our strong connection with the life-giving Lord, the light of the world, our hope, rock, shelter, and salvation.

When you rake the fallen leaves, think about the work of the Creator in our lives. When you watch the postseason games, think about God’s sweat in working hard in our lives. When you enjoy Halloween, think “Hallow Thy Name.” When you eat all different kinds of foods on different national days, think about diversity in God’s creation.

God is Good, all the time. All the time, God is good.  

Blessings in Christ!

Rev. Dr. Woojae Im


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