Worship 9:00 to 9:25 am Gathering Time 9:30 am Blended Worship Service 10:30 am Coffee Hour
We welcome you to join us to worship our great Lord! We offer up our praises through song, prayer, testimonies (Jesus Stories), reading of Scripture, offering, communion (monthly), and fellowship. We also have a special children's message during both services.
Sunday School (September 2016 - May 2017) Located in the Education Wing of the Church
3 Years Old-5th Grade - Upper Education Wing Classrooms 6th-12th Grade - Youth Room in the Lower Education Wing Adults - Fireside Room
Coffee Hour Join us for Coffee hour at 10:30 am for fellowship and treats. Donations are taken each month to help various outreach groups in our community such as The Theresa House, ECHO Food Shelf, or for our own ministries like Missions, Outreach, Youth, Trustees, and UMW.
Cry, Wiggle, Fuss Room Families are encouraged to bring their children to worship. For children birth-3 years old, we do have a cry room available at the back of the sanctuary for families who have busy children, but wish to still be a part of the service.
Activity Bags For young children attending the service we have activity bags with coloring sheets and books. Bags are available near the back pew in the sanctuary for children who like to stay busy during the service.
Communion (The Lord's Supper) We celebrate the Lord’s Supper (communion) on the first Sunday of every month, and all believers are welcome to participate (you do not have to be a member of BAUMC).
Hearing Assistance We have hearing assistance devices are available at the Tech Team desk at the back of the Sanctuary.
Service Recordings Recordings of our Sunday first service and special services are available upon request at no cost, it is our gift to you! Request a copy by contacting the church office at 507-625-3759. Or watch online under our "Sunday Mornings" Tab.
325 Sherman Street, North Mankato, MN (Corner of Belgrade Avenue & Sherman Street)
We are located in south central Minnesota in Nicollet County, about 90 miles southwest of the Twin Cities, just across the river from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
How big is this church? Our average weekly worship attendance is approximately 140 people at our traditional service, and 45 people at our contemporary service. The BAUMC church family includes about 280 family units, or 360 individuals. There is always room for visitors, and new members are always welcome!
Who goes to your church? We have quite a diverse group of people at Belgrade Avenue UMC. Our congregation spans all ages. You’ll find just about every type of person here – married, single, divorced, widowed – professionals, workers, retired – life-long Mankato area residents and those who have just recently moved to the area. But even more important than the kind of people who attend church here is the kind of people who are welcome here – everyone!
Do you have to dress up to attend your worship service? No! Dressing up is not a requirement to worship with us at BAUMC. Some do wear their “Sunday best” but you’re also likely to find others in slacks and a casual shirt, or even jeans. We believe the most important part about Sunday morning is showing up, ready to worship God.
What kind of things do you do in your worship service? We strive to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere at Belgrade Avenue United Methodist Church. To begin, we share announcements and church news; we sing and listen to one of our choirs perform beautiful music; we share the congregation’s joys and concerns and lift them to God in prayer; we read the Bible and talk about it through the sermon; we collect an offering to further God’s work; and we take communion monthly. Hearing assistance devices are available at the sound booth in the back of the Sanctuary for anyone who has trouble hearing.
Can a visitor take communion? Yes! We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of each month as a reminder of God’s gift to us in Jesus Christ. We believe in open communion, which means that anyone who believes in Jesus Christ is welcome to take communion, regardless of age and whether they are a church member or not. More information about communion in the United Methodist Church is available here.
Where is BAUMC located? Our church is located at 325 Sherman Street in lower North Mankato, Minnesota - right on the corner of Belgrade Avenue and Sherman Street. See our location on our Google map above!