Roseville Campus (Roseville, MN)

Roseville Campus

1524 W County Rd C2
Roseville, MN 55113 (map
 

Traditional Worship

Sundays @ 9:30a 
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)
 

Kids2 Worship

(kid-friendly, and for all!)
2nd Sundays @ 9:30a 

St. Anthony Park Campus (St. Paul, MN)

St. Anthony Park Campus 

2200 Hillside Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55108(map
 

Contemporary Worship

Sundays @ 10:00-11:00a
Nursery & FaithWalk available
(FaithWalk = Sunday School)

Contact Us

 

Give us a call:

 651-633-7644
 

Send us an email:

cumc [AT] centennialumc [DOT] org
 

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Roseville Campus
St. Anthony Park Campus

 

Centennial United Methodist Church has a place for you.

 

We believe God welcomes all people. We value diversity and recognize the sacred worth of each person, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental ability, economic means, marital status, education, or faith story.

With open hearts and minds, Centennial United Methodist Church is a Reconciling Congregation.

 

 

Praying Our Way Forward:

The Council of Bishops is inviting all United Methodists to pray for God's guidance as we approach the special-called session of General Conference to be held February 23 - 26, 2019 in St. Louis.

Here's how:

     *  Join UMCPrays.org.

     *  Pause and Pray four minutes from 2:23 through 2:26 AM or PM. ( or any other time period daily)

     *  Participate in a weekly Wesleyan fast from Thursday after dinner through Friday afternoon. Those who have health situations causing food fasts to be unadvisable might consider fasting from 

         social media, emails or another daily activity.

     *  Use the prayer calendar (on website UMCPrays.org)  to pray for delegates and bishops by name.

 

Prism Student GLBTQAI+ Group at Centennial

Centennial Student Ministries would like to invite any students who identify as GLBTQAI+ and their allies to come to a new student small group! Prism comes from the idea to work together to celebrate and reflect the beauty and light within each individual.
Prism will get together once a month- usually the first Monday of the month- to talk about issues, books, current events and spirituality pertaining to GLBTQAI+ youth and attend Pride events in the Twin Cities together.
First meeting is Monday, October 8th at 7:00 pm at Centennial United Methodist Church in Roseville, MN.
We will also be hosting a FREE showing and roundtable iscussion of Love, Simon at Centennial United Methodist Church in Saint Anthony Park On Friday, November 2nd at 7:00 pm.
Email Amanda Schultz at mandaroo112 [AT] gmail [DOT] com for any questions.

 

Resources

One Church Plan -  A group of bishops has debuted a website to provide information on the One Church Plan, one of multiple proposals heading to the special General Conference. 

Commission for a Way Forward – News on the United Methodist Church’s work to find a way forward amid the present impasse related to LGBTQ inclusion and resulting questions about the unity of the church.

 

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/umcforward

[Click Here] Commission Timeline leading up to the February 2019 Special Session of General Conferencefrom Finding a Way Forward: A Handbook for U nited Methodist Church Bishops on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward

         The Church and Human Sexuality 

        

Latest News 

The Minnesota Annual Conference maintains a web page on the 2019 General Conference.  Check it out for the latest developments and background on the important discussions currently underway.  

This week's featured video is by Louisiana Area Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, president-designate of the Council of Bishops, on "God will do a new thing."

        

 

Disability Ministries Committee of the United Methodist Church – Dedicated to opening hearts, minds and doors for people of all abilities in the United Methodist Church. 

General Commission on Religion and Race - Focuses on bringing about full and equal participation of the racial and ethnic constituencies in The United Methodist Church

 

 

We want to connect with you!

Give us a call at 651.633.7644

Or email us at cumc [AT] centennialumc [DOT] org.

 

 

 

UMC Separation Proposal Released

 

Here is some breaking news that was published on January 3 by the group in our United Methodist Minnesota Annual Conference called the Minnesota Methodists, which is a group of clergy and laity formed to be a progressive, inclusive voice resisting the Traditionalist Plan passed by the denomination’s General Conference in St. Louis last February (see below).  Although it is sad to see that this plan (like many other proposed plans) envisions a split in the United Methodist Church, it has strongly appeared that a split is inevitable.  Note that this plan is not official (see last paragraph), but many believe that this plan might have the potential to:

  • Move the traditionalists, progressives, and centrists to a more respectful division;

  • Start to end the harm being done to our LGBTQIA+ clergy and laity by our denomination.  

  • So this plan may be good news, as it has been worked out by a few committed United Methodist leaders from across the theological spectrum meeting as an unofficial group.

 

Note that this proposed, unofficial plan has been worked out by:

  • Progressives from the Reconciling Ministries Network, the UMC Queer Clergy Caucus, Affirmation, Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA), and UMNext;

  • Centrists from UMNext and Mainstream UMC;

  • Traditionalists from Wesley Covenant Association, Good News, Institute for Religion & Democracy, UM Action, Confessing Movement;

  • Some bishops from the US and from some of the Central (non-US) Conferences.

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Note that this will need to be discussed and voted upon at the May 2020 General Conference of our denomination—and that there are many other plans that are before the 2020 General Conference for consideration as well.  This proposed plan was publicized by the traditional national media like the Washington Post, TV networks, the St. Paul & Minneapolis newspapers, and you may well have heard about it from those sources—but note that there is nothing finalized in denomination because of this.  Here is the email from the Minnesota Methodists about it:

 

Breaking News: Separation Proposal Released


This morning, a group of 16 United Methodists from around the connection released a proposed plan of separation.  

The plan would allow for the United Methodist Church to continue and allow those wishing to live into The Traditional Plan to leave the church with $25 million and the ability to keep their church property.  The full proposal can be found here, with an FAQ here.  This legislation would have to be approved at General Conference 2020.  

Key Points Include:

  • GCFA would give $25 million over four years to the new traditional denomination.  The new denomination would not have any claims to other assets.
  • GCFA would escrow $2 million to help other potential new denominations.
  • GCFA would allocate $39 million over eight years to strengthen Asian, Black, Hispanic-Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander ministries, as well as Africa University. 
  • After General Conference 2020 there would be a special general conference.   The purpose would be to create regional conferences, remove current prohibitions against LGBTQ persons, and repeal The Traditional Plan.
  • A central conference could with a two-thirds vote to affiliate with a new Methodist denomination. The vote deadline would be December 31, 2021, and if no vote is taken the conference remains in The United Methodist Church.
  • An annual conference could vote to affiliate with a new Methodist denomination. A vote of 20 percent or more would be needed to have the disaffiliation vote, and a disaffiliation vote would have to pass by 57 percent. The disaffiliation vote deadline is July 1, 2021.
  • A local church can disaffiliate via church conference, which must be done by December 31, 2024.
  • A local church affiliating with another Methodist denomination would keep its assets and liabilities.
  • The pension plans of The United Methodist Church would remain in place for all current clergy and lay employees, even if they affiliate with another Methodist denomination under the protocol.

Dave Nuckols, who serves on the Minnesota Methodists Steering Committee and is the chair of the Minnesota Delegation to General Conference 2020, had these comments in response to the proposal released this morning.  "This agreement amongst differing caucus group leaders is another hopeful sign the United Methodist Church is finding a way forward to full inclusion of LGBTQ persons as members and clergy in our denomination.  What we can learn from this negotiation is that: (1) there's a recognition of harm done to LGBTQ persons and an immediate moratorium on complaints, charges and trials against them, (2) rather than full-blown schism, we can expect an orderly withdrawl of the subset of American Methodists who find the presence of gay clergy to be a church-dividing issue, and (3) the vast majority of members -- regardless of thier views on homosexuality -- will remain in the United Methodist Church.  The Minnesota Annual Conference has already resolved to be that place based on the Vision Statement adopted in June. This agreement is a sign we Minnesotans are on the correct path already, which allows us to go full steam ahead for continued evangelism and service in our communities."

Carol Zaagsma, also a member of Minnesota Methodists Steering Committee and General Conference 2020 delegate, had this response.  "With words such as irreconcilable, incompatible, untenable, and impasse being used by so many to describe the conflict in our denomination, some sort of separation has seemed inevitable. To do so may be the most compassionate step for all. By allowing Central Conferences and Annual Conferences to make a decision about where they align, and establishing a protocol for local churches who desire a different affiliation than that of their annual conference to pursue that, while also providing clarity for how assets will be handled, this proposal appears to make way to a promising future for all."

The Minnesota Methodists Steering Committee will review the proposal and its impact on Minnesota in the coming weeks.  Co-chair Mariah Furness Tollgaard notes, "At first review, I'm grateful to see the immediate implementation of a moratorium on complaints and trials.  That is certainly a step in the right direction.  That action allows us to stay focused on living out the inclusive vision passed last year at Annual Conference.  Minnesota Methodists remains commited to an expression of Methodism rooted in Jesus, grounded in Wesleyan theology, inclusive of all persons, and engaged in the work of justice and reconciliation."  

Informational Links on Separation

 

 

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