Meet & Greet Events with Pastor Nate and Brittny Larson

There are several upcoming opportunities to get a chance to get to know our new pastor, Nate Larson, and his wife Brittny. Pastor Nate is our new Minister of Outreach, and will head up Rosemount UMC’s efforts to reach out to the communities in Farmington and Empire.
Upcoming dates:
July 12: 3:00pm at the home of Gina and Aaron Penn (Rosemount)
July 18: 1:00pm at the home of Dennis and Norma Lund (Lakeville)
July 31: 7:30pm at the home of Tammy Brollier (Farmington)
Aug 3: 1:00 pm at the home of Bill & Jill Middlecamp (Apple Valley)
Aug 6: 7:30pm at the home of Kim and Jeff Walton (Farmington)
Aug 14: 7:30pm at the home of Bob and Diane Hawkins (Empire)
Aug 18: 7:30pm at the home of Joe and Pat Hanna (Apple Valley)
Aug 21: 7:30pm at the home of Karen and Dave Bruins (Rosemount)
Click here or on the “Signup for Online Classes & Events”  button on the right of the page and select the event you’d like to attend. More opportunities to meet Pastor Nate and Brittny will be added, so keep checking this space, the bulletin, and Rosemount UMC Facebook page for more information!

This Week at a Glance, July 21-28

Monday, July 21
6:00pm Den 1 Pack 295, Studio
Tuesday, July 22
6:00am TMT (Tuesday Men Thing), D120
1:00pm Church Staff Meeting, Conference Room
6:00pm Basketball Picone, Family Life Center
6:30pm Inclusion Team Meeting, Choir Room
7:00pm Boy Scout Troop #270, Attic
Wednesday, July 23
9:00am Piecemakers Quilting Group, Fellowship Hall
9:15am Parents Morning Out, Nursery
7:00pm Rejoice Team Rehearsal, Family Life Center
7:00pm Duluth Mission Trip Meeting, Attic
7:30pm GET It! (Guy’s Evening Thing), D120
Thursday, July 24
6:00am Bagel Boys, Bruegger’s Bagels, Cliff Road in Eagan
6:00pm Den 2 Pack 295, Studio
7:00pm Den 5 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
Friday, July 25
Church Office Closed
7:30am Men’s Bible Study, The Seasons, Apple Valley
Saturday, July 26
8:00am Basketball, Family Life Center
10:00am Family Life Center Set Up
Sunday, July 27
9:00 am Arise Worship Service, Sanctuary
10:30am Rejoice Worship Service, Family Life Center
4:00pm Basketball Capra, Family Life Center
7:00pm Venture Crew 270, Studio
Monday, July 28
9:30am Mom’s on Mondays, D120
5:30pm Rosemount Readers, D120
6:30pm Den 4 Pack 295, Studio
6:30pm Den 6 Pack 295, Fellowship Hall
7:00pm Stamping Group, D121-24
7:00pm Stewardship Team Meeting, Conference Room



9th Annual Rosemount G.O.L.F. Classic

golferThe 9TH ANNUAL ROSEMOUNT UMC G.O.L.F. CLASSIC Benefiting Carnivale! features four-person teams competing in a net Scramble format. This year’s Classic will be held at Rich Valley Golf Course in Rosemount. The Classic is open to all players of any ability with a “make-your-own-team” concept. That is, players may sign up as an entire team, any part of a team or as an individual and be placed on a team. A team handicap is then calculated with the team receiving 10% of the total.

Entry fee is $70 per person and includes green fee, golf cart, prizes and the awards dinner held at Rosemount UMC immediately following play. 
Event details:
Saturday, August 23
12:00 pm – Registration at Rich Valley Golf Course, Rosemount
1:00 pm – Tee-time/Shotgun start
5:00 pm – Dinner at Rosemount UMC

Carnivale! is a free respite care program conducted six times annually by the Inclusion Team for families having children with developmental disabilities. 

The G.O.L.F. Group (God Overseeing Lovers of the Fairway) is a fellowship-based, small group of the Rosemount United Methodist Church made up of persons who enjoy playing golf. The G.O.L.F. Group is open to everyone!
Download the registration form: 2014 Golf Classic Entry Form and return it with payment ($70, checks made out to Rosemount UMC) to the Rosemount UMC church office by Wednesday, August 20 at 3 pm.

July 2014 Newsletter

As we head toward the long holiday weekend, please take a moment to check out the July 2014 Newsletter!


Garden Sanctuary Paver Engraving

garden sanctuary brickWe’re excited to announce that we are again taking orders for brick engraving in the Garden Sanctuary. Engraving a brick is a special way to honor a loved one or memorialize an event or family member. The cost of engraving is $40/brick for up to 3 lines of text. Order forms are available in the lobby on the black tables. Thank you for your past and future support of the Garden Sanctuary project.

Summer Park Playdates!

Let’s get out and enjoy the summer! Sunday, June 8, join families at Camfield Park for a picnic to welcome summer. Then join us for fun at local parks throughout the season. Click the image to see the times and dates for  fun-filled summer activities, and get to know other Rosemount UMC families. Hosted by Moms on Mondays small group.

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June 2014 Newsletter

The June edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter is published!

June 2014

Boundary Waters Canoe Trip for Women

Women’s BWCA Canoe Trip: We had so much fun last year, we’re doing it again in 2014. Pastor Karen Bruins and Kathleen Nelson are putting together a BWCA trip for women ages 18+. We can take nine women (BWCA permits are limited in size). Dates: In the BWCA Thursday, July 17-Sunday July 20. Leave the Twin Cities late afternoon on the 16th and stay in Ely. We’ll be out on the water Thursday morning. Cost: Approximately $250. Costs include complete outfitting for the BWCA (tents, canoes, food, equipment, etc.) RSVP: Kathy Nelson (612) 791-9497.

May 2014 Newsletter

The beginning of a new month means a new crop of news and announcements from Rosemount UMC. Don’t miss all the great information about upcoming events!

May 2014

And also don’t miss the special edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter introducing our newest pastoral staff member, Nate Larson!

Please welcome Nate Larson to the Rosemount UMC Staff!

Nate LarsonIt is the intention of Bishop Bruce Ough to assign Nathaniel (Nate) Larson full-time as a qualified lay-person to Rosemount United Methodist Church for the Farmington/Empire Outreach Effort (River Valley District), from pastoral service with another Christian denomination, effective June 15, 2014.

Acting on behalf of the congregation, the Staff Parish Relations Committee has unanimously confirmed the Bishop’s intention. Each church member’s supportive prayers and acts of kindness during the transition period will be greatly appreciated by all of the involved persons.

  • Nate is coming to us from Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He holds a BS degree from Sioux Falls University, and a Master of Divinity degree from Sioux Falls Seminary.
  • Nate has experience in several congregations, including an Associate Pastor position in a new church plant in Sioux Falls
  • Served as a Chaplain Resident, Sioux Falls Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Currently serves as an Associate Pastor with responsibilities in adult discipleship, small groups and pastoral care
  • Experience in youth ministry, summer camps, mission trips, etc.
  • Enjoys preaching, teaching and developing new leaders

Nate is married to Brittany Larson. They are expecting their first baby fall 2014. Brittany is an Occupational Therapist and works in a clinic for children.

The Staff Parish Relations Committee interviewed Nate and found him to be warm and engaging, with a deep passion for making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

The Farmington/Empire outreach is being funded through a five-year grant through the Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist. In addition to the grant, Nate will be receiving coaching with a coach who has a background in multi-site expansion/new faith community formation.

On March 2, 2014 Bishop Bruce Ough preached at our church and challenged us to begin this new outreach. Farmington and Empire have been areas of rapid population growth, with much growth still to come. Rosemount UMC will serve as the main campus, with a new worshipping community being brought to the Farmington/Empire area. Now that the minister has been identified, a ministry plan will begin to be developed with the hope of launching a public worship experience sometime in the fall of 2015.

Please pray for Nate and for Brittany as they make the transition to Minnesota. Pray for our congregation that we will boldly follow where the Holy Spirit leads. Most importantly, please pray for the residents of Farmington/Empire who do not have a church home, that through this new effort men and women, boys and girls, will come to know and experience the love and grace of God in Jesus Christ!

In Christ’s Service, The Rosemount UMC Staff Parish Relations Committee;
Dave Zimmer, Jeff Hegna, Ray Lockhart, Elizabeth Larsen, Tammy Brollier, Hallie Goetzke, Ryan Riley, Kerri Hall, Carol O’Neill, Tami Luckhardt, Pastor Paul Baudhuin and Pastor Karen Bruins


Matthew 28:19- Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

April 2014 Newsletter

Despite the looming winter storm, it’s still April and time for the April 2014 Rosemount UMC Newsletter. Enjoy, and think warm thoughts!


April 2014 

Bishop Ough’s Challenge to the people of Rosemount UMC

In his sermon on March 2nd, Bishop Ough placed a vision before our congregation – to reach out to the new residents of Empire, Rosemount and Farmington.  The Empire/Farmington area has quadrupled in size since 1995. Rosemount continues to have new construction to the east of Highway 3 and will continue to expand as development begins at a future date on the UMORE property.

Bishop Ough has challenged us to begin a new faith community to be held off site, in the area of such dramatic growth. This is called multi-site ministry.

On February 18th our District Superintendent Clay Oglesbee and the Director of Congregational Development, Dan Johnson, met with leaders of our congregation to cast the vision for this exciting ministry possibility. Leaders representing the Church Council, Staff Parish Relations Committee and the Discovering Tomorrow Team heard the vision, asked lots of good questions, prayed together and felt that they could affirm the vision.

Next steps in the process are… 

  • Sunday, March 23rd: A congregational presentation by our District Superintendent and the Director of Congregational Ministry. Clay and Dan will present on what multi-site ministry is, and why this congregation is being asked to consider it.  They will outline next steps and a timeline. They will speak during worship and will host a Question/Answer session in the chapel after each service.
  • The Bishop will appoint an additional clergy person to Rosemount UMC. Their primary responsibility will be outreach to these new geographical areas. The Minnesota Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church will pick up the salary and benefits of the new pastor. Rosemount UMC will receive financial support, coaching and training for a five-year period. A team from Rosemount UMC will be created to guide and shape the vision.


What is being asked of us?

  • Pray.  Pray for God’s will to be revealed to us. Pray for leaders who are exploring this possibility. Pray for the pastor who will be brought onto our staff. Pray that we will have evangelistic hearts to share the good news of Christ. Most importantly, pray for the new residents who are coming to our area. At several points along the way, we will be called to affirm that God is or is not calling us to take the next step.
  •  Watch and listen for lots of communication and news as things unfold.
  • Ask questions.  Talk to anyone on the Church Council or Staff Parish Relations Committee. Talk to staff members. Things are still developing so not every question will be able to be answered today, but will be able to be answered down the road.


This is an exciting time in the life of Rosemount UMC! We are a vibrant community with a lot to offer and the Bishop has noticed that. He has discerned that God has challenging but also exciting things in store for us. So keep your questions coming, keep your prayers going, and let’s step out on to the waters of faith and see how far God can carry us!



March 2014 Newsletter

Is the cold and monochromatic winter getting to you? Then check out the very colorful (and informative!) March 2014 Rosemount UMC Newsletter. Read about all the wonderful and warm things happening this month! There’s even some information looking forward to summer, so don’t miss out on looking ahead to all the great things to come.

Highlights this month:

  • Season of Lent – The Jesus Creed
  • Information on a Lenten Retreat on April 5
  • Plans for Jamaica Mission trip
  • Children’s Ministries Lenten (and summer!) activities
  • Youth Ministries mission trip info
  • One Great Hour of Sharing

… and much more!

March 2014 <— Click to read

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February 2014 Newsletter

The February 2014 edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter is live and ready to be read! Look inside to find great information on our upcoming Lenten series, Chili Fest, new happenings in Children and Youth Ministries, and lots of new information on Missions inside and outside of Rosemount, and a lot more!

Click to read –> February 2014

Activities During Inclement Weather

In the event of inclement weather, Rosemount UMC follows recommendations for District 196 schools in regards to canceling or postponing activities. If the schools or after-school activities are canceled, activities at Rosemount UMC will be canceled as well. Please watch this space for more information for upcoming events and weather-related adjustments.




Feed My Starving Children Mobile Packing Event

Feed My Starving Children is sponsoring a packing event February 3-8. It will be held at Shepherd of the Lake Lutheran Church in Prior Lake. The goal is to pack over 3 million meals! 15,000 volunteers will be needed. Sign up with your family, your small group, your Scout troop etc.

For more information and to sign up:
Feed My Starving Children Mobilepack



January 2014 Newsletter

Happy New Year!

Why not celebrate on January 1 by curling up with a cup of coffee or tea and the latest edition of the Rosemount UMC Newsletter? Find it here:

January 2014

December Rosemount UMC Newsletter

The December edition of the Rosemount UMC newsletter is live and ready to be read!

In this issue:

  • Advent worship schedule, including special services like The Longest Night, Bluegrass Christmas, and Christmas Eve services
  • Information on “He’s Got The World” Christmas Program
  • Children and Youth Advent activities: Night in Bethlehem, Christmas Talent Show, and more!

Check it out: December 2013


2013 Holiday Bazaar this Saturday, November 23

The Holiday Bazaar will be November 23, 9 am to 2 pm. Plan to do your Christmas shopping and to have our famous, delicious homemade soup lunch and a slice of homemade pie for dessert. Eleven bean soup or turkey rice soup is served with French bread and a beverage for $4.25, pie is $1.75. A refill of soup and bread is $2.50 and a grilled cheese sandwich is available for $1.50. Invite your friends and neighbors!

holiday bazaar sign copyThe church Youth Program will be in charge of the Children’s Christmas Store this year. Your generous donations make it possible for children to purchase gifts for their family by themselves. They are proud that they can pick out something for their loved ones. Donations are needed for all family members. Gifts for fathers and grandfathers are always needed. Please place the items (new or like new) in the donation center in the lobby. The Children’s Christmas store will be open from 9 am to 12 pm on November 23 in conjunction with the Bazaar.