First United Methodist Church

Red Wing, Minnesota

Pastoral & Congregational Care

Friendship events


Just as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so go on living in him—in simple faith. Grow out of him as a plant grows out of the soil it is planted in, becoming more and more sure of the faith as you were taught it, and your lives will overflow with joy and thankfulness.  -- Colossians 2:7  (J.B. Phillips translation)

The Scriptures underscore a conviction that our life in Christ (whether as those with deep questions and doubts, or as joyous and mature Christians) is to be like the life of a healthy and growing plant. We are "rooted" in Christ, and we are to "grow" in faith, until our lives show the fruit of faith in our love, trust, joy, gratitude and good works for others. We offer many opportunities for growth in faith, and we encourage each person to participate, especially through classes and small groups offered for all life-stages.  

Please explore these opportunities and try something out: classes, small groups, United Methodist Women, Men's Group, prayer and care group (pastoral and congregational prayer and visitation), and informal friendship times.