Building a sharing community

Working for a just & peaceful world

Learning together from scripture

Growing in faith

Nurturing kids & teens

Sharing the light of Christ

Welcome to TUMC, a Christian community in the Mennonite-Anabaptist “peace church” tradition. We aspire to be a family of faith  that welcomes people with diverse backgrounds and stories, worshipping together and supporting one another, while following Christ’s example in working for peace and justice in our urban context.


This Sunday

Pastor Michele Rizoli will be speaking this week, the first Sunday of Lent, a period of reflection as we recall the death, suffering and resurrection of Jesus. Sunday school for ages nursery through high school begins at 10 a.m. Adults are welcome at the same time to grab a cup of coffee and join us at the On the Way Cafe on the second floor, where we’ll begin a Lenten series (“Characters in Conflict”) exploring the Gospel of Mark’s story of the Passion of Jesus, led by Lydia Harder. Also continuing this week at 10 a.m. is the Faith Exploration class, for people looking to ask questions about faith in a safe, supportive context, and/or exploring baptism or membership at TUMC, led by Pastor Michele in the pastors’ lounge. Everyone is welcome!

 

TUMC is a friendly community that welcomes people of all cultural and ethnic backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities, generations and abilities. We are wheelchair-accessible and offer large-print hymnals and hearing assistance devices. We’re always glad to welcome newcomers. Whether you’re new to the city, visiting or simply curious, please feel free to check us out! For more information, check out the About Us tab.

 


VIdeo of the month

Mennonite Central Committee isn’t a church bureaucracy. It’s a relief, development and peacebuilding organization that extends our Anabaptist ethic of love, peace and service around the world. Here’s a little video that explains it all!

Lent at TUMC

Lent is a time of somber reflection on the death and resurrection of Jesus, and its meaning for us two thousand years later. During Lent this year, our scripture passages reflect on the barrier between us and God and the “new covenant” Jesus spoke of. (Click on the photo above for a fuller explanation.) Our Lenten services begin with a brief Ash Wednesday service on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. A Lenten Guided Prayer resource will be available starting Feb. 18, on the theme of “The Courage to Covenant”, inviting us to consider our relationship with God, one another, and all of creation. Through personal reflection and time spent with familiar scripture stories, we will give ourselves to the slow way of deep change. You may access the weekly prayer suggestions and scripture readings online in our Lenten Guided Resources page. Contact Pastor Michele if you’d like to be part of a small prayer group during this period. More details to come on our Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter services.

Faith Exploration

A new Faith Exploration discussion group, led by Pastor Michele Rizoli, begins Jan. 28. Wanting to ask questions of faith in a safe, supportive context? Thinking about becoming a member at TUMC through baptism, transfer of membership, or upon confession of your faith? This is a freewheeling, no-obligation group that will meet in Room 108 (Pastors’ Meeting Room, on the main floor) Sundays at 10, and will focus on the questions and concerns of participants. For more information, contact Michele.

Eat, Pray, Gov

It’s almost that time again: TUMC’s Annual General Meeting, on Saturday, Feb. 10. It’s the one day a year that governs the rest. All the planning comes together, decisions are made, money apportioned, and people blessed in new and ongoing roles for the rest of the year. In between, we eat a lot (spaghetti! served with flair by our ever-creative high schoolers!), pray a bit, and govern ourselves according to the rules of consensus decision-making. All regular attenders are welcome to participate; you need not be an official member to have a voice. Starts at 4 p.m.