Safety, Belonging, Acceptance for All

“Welcome one another, then,

just as Christ welcomed you,

in order to bring praise to God.”

Romans 15:7

It's  difficult to break into a community when everyone is comfortable with their own routines, expectations and their own friends. Being a newcomer is like going to someone else's family reunion. Everybody knows each other, has histories and experiences in common, but you don't know quite what it is or if you are intruding on sacred turf.   At Portland Avenue United Methodist Church, we don't want to leave anyone standing on the sidelines . . . we are a "place of safety, belonging, and acceptance for all."  Through open hearts, open minds, and open doors, everyone is welcomed into the family and finds a place in our shared story and ministry. 

Through our Hospitality Ministries the people of The PORT . . .


·         Work to overcome barriers to visitors coming to Portland Avenue United Methodist Church and while here decrease the stress, anxiety and confusion that often affects newcomers/visitors; 

·         Seek to make every visitor, member, or guest feel they are special and belong here through a spirit of hospitality and unity among all, encouraging transformation from visitor to active participant or member;  

·         Strive to create a positive attitude about the church with visitors and members, by offering regular fellowship opportunities where fun is had by all and lasting friendships develop. 



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8000 Portland Ave. So.
Bloomington, MN 55420
(952) 888-6070

Sunday Schedule:
8:45am Education For All Ages
9:30am Fellowship Time
10:00am Worship Service

Office Hours: T,W,TH 9:00am-1:00pm

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