What denomination is Living Spirit?
What kind of people worship at Living Spirit?
When do you have services?
Is there Sunday school for adults?
What options are there for children at Living Spirit?
What is the music like?
Where can I park?
What should I wear to church?
Where is Living Spirit?
What languages are spoken at Living Spirit?
What are your ministry focuses?

What denomination is Living Spirit?
Living Spirit is part of the United Methodist Church (UMC). You can learn more about the UMC here.

What kind of people worship at Living Spirit?
All kinds of people! Our congregation is intergenerational, multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and from various socioeconomic backgrounds.

When do you have services?
We worship every Sunday at 10:30 a.m., celebrating Holy Communion on the first Sunday of each month. In addition, we have a few special services throughout the year that occur at other times, including Ash Wednesday, Blessing of the Animals, Thanksgiving Eve, and Christmas Eve.

Is there Sunday school for adults?
We have small group faith formation every Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. from September to May.

What options are there for children at Living Spirit?
Check out our Children's and Youth Ministries page to learn more about what goes on at Living Spirit on a regular basis. In addition, we have less frequent children's activities, such as summer Urban Camp, which offers a week of learning and making new friends to kids in our community and our neighborhood. (Check out 2016 Camp Opportunities)

What is the music like?
We supplement the United Methodist Hymnal with African American spirituals, global praise songs, and a few more modern selections. Most of our accompaniment is on the piano, but we do have a few gifted organists who play periodically. We frequently have solo performers sharing their gifts in diverse areas, such as trombone, violin, singing, and dancing.

If you’re interested in participating more actively, Living Spirit has several ensemble groups; see more about them here.

Where can I park?
We have a small parking lot behind the church, accessible from 45th St. Most parking, however, is street parking. We are located in a residential neighborhood, so finding parking is usually quite easy.

What should I wear to church?
Whatever you’re comfortable in! If you want to dress up, feel free to do so, but if that’s not your style you’ll still fit right in with us.

Where is Living Spirit?
Living Spirit is located at 4501 Bloomington Ave. in south Minneapolis. We are on the corner of Bloomington and 45th St., part of the Field-Regina-Northrop neighborhood. We are located very close to Metro Transit lines 14 and 46, and a short walk from lines 5 and 23. If you are driving to us, you can get directions here .

What languages are spoken at Living Spirit?
Our congregation is multi-ethnic, so many of our members speak more than one language, and for many English is not their first language. We worship together in English with a diverse variety of accents joining together as one.

What are your ministry focuses?
The members of Living Spirit are passionate about a lot of things, but we focus our energy on a few areas.

We care about feeding our neighbors and making sure no one goes away hungry. Parts of that ministry include our free Wednesday supper, free Sunday breakfast, limited food pantry (bread and produce) on Sundays, our community garden, the annual BBQ, and the annual collard green feed.

We’re also concerned about racial reconciliation in our neighborhood, in Minneapolis, and in our world. Our Social Justice Team is active at church and engaged in the community.

Finally, we enjoy the natural abundance God has created, and we want to make sure that it’s available for future generations. We focus on creation care and sustainability, both as a community and as advocates.