Dear Minnesota United Methodist Builders and Friends,
“I am the vine, you are the branches.
He who abides in me, and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit.
If you abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatever you will,
and it shall be done for you.
By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit,
and so prove to be my disciples.”
– John 15:5, 7-8
Every spring and fall, the Board of Directors of the Minnesota United Methodist Builders reviews applications and selects one project in the Minnesota Conference to be the recipient of our Call grant. We are very pleased to announce that the 2019 Fall Call is in support of the Hutchinson Vineyard United Methodist Church to address their need to enhance the sound and video system in their sanctuary as part of the exciting “relaunch” of their congregation.
After consultation with their District Superintendent and the Conference Director of New Church Development, Vineyard UMC began a process in May to “risk boldly to reach new people” in their community through personal and programmatic outreach into their community and by re-creating their building and worship experience to be more welcoming so those new visitors will return (they have already doubled their average worship attendance though this process). This MnUMB Call will provide one more “root” of support for the Vineyard UMC members who are the Christ-centered branches that have already begun to bear even more fruit.
The enclosed brochure describes in more detail both the mission and ministry of Hutchinson Vineyard UMC and how this sound and video system will help visitors to their church become repeat visitors.
You may send your check in the enclosed envelope to support Hutchinson Vineyard UMC, making it payable to the Minnesota United Methodist Builders (MnUMB) and noting on it “2019 Fall Call”.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Minnesota United Methodist Builders, I invite you to be part of this important 2019 Fall Call request.
Rev. Larry W. Mens,