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Church Resources

The church is a place where we celebrate some of life’s most important times together. From baptisms to confirmation, graduation, weddings and funerals; we want to help you prepare a meaningful and memorable experience. Please call the church office at 651-464-5249 or email office@foresthillsumc.net for more information about how to plan and schedule your event.  Click below to get required forms for your event.
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Helpful Links

United Methodist Church – Link to the nation-wide United Methodist website.
Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church – Link to the United Methodist website for the State of Minnesota.
Chuck Knows Church – Link to short videos that offer funny and helpful explanations of church related topics.
 

Worship – Love

“God is love.” -1 John 4:8
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” -Jesus (John 13:34)
 
Love. Grow. Serve. These three focus everything that Forest Hills is and does. They are biblical expressions of God’s character, and they identify God’s people in community.
God is love. In Jesus God perfectly showed His perfect love for all people. By giving the Holy Spirit to live within God’s people, we have God’s love in us, shaping us, and flowing out through us.
 
Worship is a form of this love. When we are connected to God in a loving relationship, God takes over our hearts, and we grow in our love for God and for others. It’s like we are the spokes of a wheel, and God is the hub. The closer we get to the hub, the closer the spokes come together. Likewise, the closer we grow to one another, the closer we grow to God. (Illustration used by Dorotheus of Gaza in the 6th century) This is how Love (God) works.
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2019 Special General Conference Session

The special General Conference session of the global United Methodist Church met this past weekend from Friday evening through Tuesday. This special session called delegates from all over the world to St. Loui …

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Praying Over the 2019 General Conference

  “I’m not praying only for them but also for those who believe in me because of their word. I pray they will be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. I pray that they also will be in us, so that the world will believe that you sent me.” -John 17:20-21   This week (Feb. 23-26), a special General Conference of the United Methodist Church will occur in St. Louis, MO. The General Conference is the top international legislative body that sets all organizational matters of the global United Methodist Church and its governing document, The Book of Discipline. Typically, United Methodist delegates gather every four years to set policy and give leadership to our denomination. At the last General Conference in 2016, the session tabled discussions on the church’s position on human sexuality in order to ask the bishops to present a way forward, since our governing body–and wider church–is so divided on human sexuality. The Council of Bishops created a 32-member Commission on a Way Forward, which has been meeting since January 2017 with a charge to “lead the church forward” amid the present impasse related to the church’s position on human sexuality and resulting questions about the unity of the church. The Commission on a Way Forward created three plans, and recommended “The One Church Plan.” The Council of Bishops supported this plan and are recommending it to General Conference session this week. The two other plans are “The Traditionalist Plan” and “The Connectional Conference Plan.” Others are bringing suggested plans to the General Conference as well.


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Outreach – Serve

“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” -1 Peter
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Love. Grow. Serve. These three focus everything that Forest Hills is and does. They are biblical expressions of God’s character, and they identify God’s people in community.
God gives us the Holy Spirit to live within us, changing us from the inside out. The Holy Spirit gives us interests, abilities, and grace, and it is through these that we serve God by serving others. What are the gifts the Holy Spirit has worked into you? We are gifted, you know. God calls us to use our resources (interests, abilities, time, possessions, etc.) to make the world a better place. God calls His people to invest in others.
 
One of the best ways to show love to someone who is a parent is to help her kids. Same with God. One of the best ways to show love to God is to help God’s kids. That’s all the other people around you. We are all called to invest into others what God has first invested into us.
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