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)

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Congregations Can Provide Meaningful Employment

Eve Newman takes pride in her work as assistant custodian at Centennial UMC in Roseville, MN, a job she has held for 13 years. She has an intellectual disability that doesn't limit her ability to work, or to find the work meaningful. Eve sees keeping the church clean as serving her church and serving God. "I do my praying as I'm cleaning," she said. She works independently cleaning the entrances, classrooms, and bathrooms, keeping track of tasks she finishes by means of a checklist. Eve is the unofficial greeter for people who enter the building while she cleans the entrance. She was delighted when Vacation Bible School students noticed and thanked her for the good job she does.

Eve serves as a self-advocate representative on the DisAbility Ministries Committee of the UMC, where she shares her gifts and gives voice to concerns of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Eve's mom Debby Newman (who represents parents and the North Central Jurisdiction on the DisAbility Ministries Committee) notes that Special Olympics participants typically introduce themselves by their name, where they live, and where they work. Work is a central piece of our identity, yet work is hard to obtain for many people with disabilities..

While Eve found work due to her mother's efforts, many adults never have that opportunity. Debby is now developing a position in the community for another Centennial member, based on that person's interests and abilities. Debby states that "this is one area where we church volunteers can make a difference. With the Holy Spirit providing momentum, change is possible."