Resurrection United Methodist Church of Hastings

Intercessory Prayer Ministry

Discover and build your service to God as a prayer warrior for individuals and needs in your church, community, country and worldwide. Learn to expect God’s mighty power and love as you lift up a wide variety of requests and praises.

To learn more about the Intercessory Prayer Ministry contact the church office at ( 651) 437-4398

Prayer Shawl Ministry

Hand-made shawls, lap robes and prayer cloths are covered in prayer from start to finish. You can work on your project in a group setting or at home. Instructions provided. A representative of the church delivers the shawl, lap robe or prayer cloth gift to persons experiencing pain or loss. Each recipient treasures the on-going comfort their “tapestry of prayer” provides.

To learn more about the Prayer Shawl Ministry contact the church office at (651) 437-4398

Stephen Ministry

Lay individuals from the church who are trained as Stephen Ministers provide a confidential, one-on-one listening friendship to persons experiencing various difficulties of life. While they do not give advice or counsel, these Stephen Ministers do share the compassionate love and mercy of God with people in the church and community by listening as a friend.

To learn more about Stephen Ministry contact the church office at (651) 437-4398

United Methodist Women

All about missions and service, United Methodist Women are centered in relationship with God through Jesus Christ. They pledge to provide financial support for missions locally and globally, and to encourage service, leadership, and personal growth in the women of the church. Some activities include:

  • Raising funds for mission programs with twice-yearly salad luncheons.
  • Meeting monthly for fellowship and study.
  • Making the stoles for young people being confirmed.

“God made us for one purpose – to serve Him.”

To learn more about our United Methodist Women’s Ministry contact Helen Meier at (651) 437-9750 or Verna Fuller at (651) 437-9653

12-Step Programs

Individuals battling addiction find a caring environment at Resurrection, receiving the support and friendship that allows them to become the persons they have always wanted to be.

To learn more about our 12-step programs contact the church office at (651) 437-4398

Meals on Wheels

Volunteers from Resurrection deliver a meal at lunchtime (prepared and packaged by the Allina hospital cafeteria) to homebound individuals every other Monday throughout the year.

To learn more contact Kelly Sorg at (651) 437-8427

Operation Christmas Child

Help send a message of hope to needy children around the world and brighten their Christmas by donating a shoebox filled with toys, school supplies and personal items.

To learn more contact the church office at (651) 437-4398

(Announced seasonally in the Church bulletin & newsletter)

ZOE: Helping Children Feed Themselves

380 million children living in extreme poverty will rely on charity forever. Together, we can change that. Resurrection has committed to help empower vulnerable children to overcome poverty through a three-year empowerment program with ZOE.


Wednesday Night Dinners

During the school year, a home-cooked meal is served every Wednesday evening to everyone involved in AWANA, rezYOUTH, and Single Moms Ministry, as well as, anyone else needing good food and fellowship. A team of volunteers plans, purchases, prepares, and serves with warm hospitality. There is a suggested donation of $1 to help cover the cost.

Jail Ministry

As a part of the Cornerstone Jail Ministries, trained volunteers from Resurrection UMC and eight other area churches meet to design and implement a weekly service for 75-100 inmates of the Dakota County Jail. Those who attend this service will hear about the love of Jesus, some for the first time, and can receive individual prayer. More importantly, it is a powerful reminder that they have not been forgotten and that there is always hope for a second chance.

More Missions

  • Compassion International Holistic child development through sponsorship website
  • Emma Norton Emma Norton offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of single adults and families. website
  • Gordon and Ardell Graner Missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. website
  • Hastings Family Service  Providing emergency and supportive services to Hastings area neighbors  website
  • Ken and Karol Christie
  • Saint Joseph Christian School Kenya
  • TLC of Hastings: Pregnancy resource center website
  • UMCOR The humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church website
  • Union Gospel Mission Offering help for the homeless, poor and addicted in the Twin Cities through meals, shelter, recovery, education and job training programs.  website