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History

New Brighton UMC sits in the heart of the community, serving Christ and others. We welcome everyone to join us in worship and to become a part of our compassionate, Christ-centered community. Together we are a family of believers seeking to live in God's Word and Will as we uphold the United Methodist motto - Open Hearts. Open Minds. Open Doors.

History

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FIRST UMC

1837

New Brighton First began with small group meetings at private homes throughout the New Brighton area. This growing congregation would organize and construct the First Methodist Episcopal Church in 1837, outgrowing their building three more times until 1903, culminating in the church we meet in today.

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5TH AVE UMC

1842

5th Ave. UMC has been an integral part of the New Brighton Community for more than 165 years. What started as the Methodist Protestant Mission in 1842 and served as "The Little White Church" for 20 years until being destroyed by a fire. The new building was dedicated on 5th Ave in 1863.

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GRACE UMC

1895

Grace UMC first organized as the Second Methdist Episcopal Church of New Brighton in 1895. Services were first held in the "Grace Mission" on 13th Ave. The growing congregation moved to and remodeled the carriage shop on 3rd Ave, and eventually constructed a larger building, which was dedicated in 1923.

 

Staff

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Rev. Gary Hilton

Pastor New Brighton UMC
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Karla Capo

Administrative Assistant
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David Wolbert

Director of Music Ministries
Director of Family Ministries
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Rich Cassarino

Creative Director
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Kirk Bonzo

Sound Design/Tech
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Shirley Hallman

Organist
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Cassie Collins

New Brighton Worship Musician
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Kathrin Walsh

Preschool Director
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LuAnne Fabiani

Treasurer