Faith United Church of Ada- UCC & UMC

Faith United Church of Ada- UCC & UMC


Hospice of the Red River Valley is offering a free educational program for adults who have recently experienced the death of a loved one in Ada.

How to Help a Grieving Friend is a free class for adults. When a friend loses a loved one through death, we struggle to know what to do. Working through grief involves accepting the loss, experiencing the pain of that loss, and creating a different bond or relationship with the person you have lost. This presentation offers attendees ways to help a friend who has experienced the loss of a loved one. This class is free and open to the public, but pre-registration is required one week prior to the class date.

Ada, Minn.
• Monday, Sept. 24 from 6:30-8 p.m.
• Grace Lutheran Church, 110 3rd Ave. E., Ada
• Pre-registration required by Sept. 17

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Faith United Church of Ada was founded in 1970, when, after several years of prayer, discussion, and debate, the congregations of First Methodist and First Congregational (UCC) churches of Ada voted to become one congregation with a shared ministry.

On September 13th, 1970 members of the two churches met, each at our own church building. They then marched to Thorpe Avenue where they merged into one body and walked to the newly constructed church building at the West end of Thorpe Avenue. This was the new home of Faith United Church and the start of our spiritual journey together.

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Study Sunday: March 7, 2021


Love is the Way: Chapters 7&8

Rev. Dan Johnson, Twin Cities District superintendent, delves into the key questions from Bishop Michael Curry's book: "Who is my neighbor I'm called…


Love is the Way: Chapters 5&6

Rev. Cynthia Williams, River Valley District superintendent, delves into the key question "Can my love have an impact?" from Bishop Michael Curry's…


Dismantling Racism: Devotion for March 3, 2021 by Bishop Hee-Soo Jung Hee-Soo Jung, resident bishop in the Wisconsin Annual Conference, share...


Norman-Mahnomen Public Health

Local Food Shelf Spotlight
Norman County Food Shelf is located in Ada.
They are open from 9:00am - 1:00pm on Tuesdays


Second Sunday in Lent: February 28, 2021


Dismantling Racism: Devotion for February 23, 2021 by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling

This weeks devotion from the United Methodist Bishops. LaTrelle Easterling, Resident Bishop of the Baltimore-Washington Confer...


Norman-Mahnomen Public Health

Please share with your family, friends, and anyone else you can think of that is 65+ in Norman/Mahnomen counties. Share on Facebook but also by word of mouth to others.

If your primary residence is in Norman or Mahnomen County and are 65+, please call us today to sign up for our vaccine list.
218-784-5425 02/20/2021

February 21, 2021


Love is the Way: Chapters 3&4

Week two of the UMC's Lenten study: Love is the Way.

Rev. Fred Vanderwerf, Southern Prairie District superintendent, delves into two key questions from Bishop Michael Curry's book: How do you find the energy to…


Dismantling Racism: Devotion for Ash Wednesday by Bishop Hope Morgan Ward

The first of Lenten Devotions through Lent and Holy Week. Hope Morgan Ward, Resident Bishop of the North Carolina Conference of T... 02/13/2021

Communion Service February 14, 2020 Worship this week is led by Pastor Karen Finnegan. We invite you to participate in the service of Holy Communion. All you need is something to drink, such as...


Love is the Way: Chapters 1&2

All Minnesota United Methodists are invited to participate in a 2021 conference-wide Lenten video study. This year’s study will feature the Appointive Cabinet members from the Minnesota Conference and focus on the book “Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times,” by Bishop Michael Curry. Every Thursday, two of the book’s chapters will be covered in a video. A small group discussion guide for the week will also be posted. All of the study guides are now available for pre-planning purposes:

Rev. Laurie Kantonen, North Star District superintendent, delves into the key question "What is love?" from Bishop Michael Curry's book. She shares…


Norman-Mahnomen Public Health has asked us to help spread the word to residents 65+ years old who would like to get the COVID-19 vaccine. They are starting a list that will be chosen by random when vaccine becomes available. If this is something you are interested in please call their office at 218-784-5425 to sign up. They will have the Moderna vaccine when available. 02/05/2021

February 7, 2020 02/02/2021

Obituary for Marilyn R. Goedeke at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes

Please keep the family of Marilyn Goedeke in your thoughts and prayers.

Funeral: 2:00 PM, Friday, February 5, 2021 at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN, following all of the Minnesota and CDC COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and with a limited attendance of 60. All must wear a mask to attend.

Visitation: One hour before the funeral at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Home, Ada, MN. Interment: 11:00 AM, Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Marshalltown, Iowa. Marilyn R. Goedeke, 89, Roseau, MN, formerly of Ada, MN, passed away on Thursday, January 28, 2021, at LifeCare Medical Center in Roseau. Marilyn Ruth Bucholz was born to Harlan and Dorothy Johnson Bucholz on November 2, 1931 in Marshalltown, Iowa. She graduated from Green Mountain High School in 19... 02/02/2021

Obituary for Alvin Harris Vakoch at Fredrikson-Ganje Funeral Homes

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Alvin Vakoch. A graveside service was held today with close family in attendance. A video of the service can be found using the link below. A memorial service for relatives and the community is planned for a later date when it is safe to gather. Please click on the video tribute below to view Alvins graveside service. Alvin H. Vakoch, 88, rural Ada, MN passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021 at Sanford Broadway Medical Center in Fargo, ND. He was born on November 30, 1932 in Thief River Falls, MN. On September 3, 1955, 01/30/2021

Hymn Sing January 31, 2021

We invite you to join Pastor Karen Finnegan and Lay Leader Steve Osborn for this week's service. This Sunday is a Hymn Sing Sunday. We will explore the history and meaning behind 3 special hymns chosen by Pastor Karen, Steve and our viewers. We invite you to join Pastor Karen Finnegan and Lay Leader Steve Osborn for this week's service. This Sunday is a Hymn Sing Sunday. We will explore the hist... 01/24/2021

January 24, 2021 Next Sunday is Hymn Sing Sunday. Let us know what your favorite hymns are in comment section below!


Benedictine Living Community-Ada

We would like to say a big HUGE THANK YOU to the women of Faith United Church of Ada- UCC & UMC for your generous donation to purchase pocket talkers for our residents. This truly has made a difference for our residents and their families. It’s magical to see their eyes light up with joy when they can hear again! Last night during her visit, Ginger Nelson said with tears in her eyes, “I haven’t been able to talk with my Mom like this since the 90’s!” Thank you for your thoughtfulness!
Solveig Kitchell
Karen Finnegan 01/16/2021

Sunday, January 17, 2021


A message from Pastor Karen. 01/09/2021

Communion Service Sunday, January 10, 2021 Please join us today for our service of holy communion led by Pastor Karen Finnegan. All you need to participate is water or juice and bread or a cracker. 01/02/2021

Worship Service for the Week of January 3, 2021 This week Lay Leader Steve Osborn leads us all in John Wesley's Covenant Renewal Service. Please join us for this special service, as we renew our covenant w...


Faith United Church of Ada- UCC & UMC's cover photo 12/27/2020

Worship Service December 27, 2020 12/24/2020

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2020

Merry Christmas to you all! Here is our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service led by Pastor Karen Finnegan and Lay Leader Steve Osborn.

Blue Christmas Worship Service Merry Christmas to you all! Here is our Christmas Eve Candlelight Service led by Pastor Karen Finnegan and Lay Leader Steve Osborn. Blue Christmas Worship Se... 12/19/2020

Blue Christmas Worship Service 12/12/2020

Worship Service for the Third Sunday in Advent: December 13, 2020


Hilltop UMC - Carols by Candlelight 2020

Hello and welcome, thanks for visiting our channel. There is little else that is as heart-warming during the holiday season than singing Christmas carols. Ou... 12/06/2020

What do the candles in our Advent wreath mean? | The United Methodist Church The candles mark the weeks of Advent during a time of anticipation. 12/05/2020

Second Sunday of Advent December 6, 2020


The First Sunday of Advent November 29, 2020


Faith United Church of Ada- UCC & UMC's cover photo 11/25/2020

History of Hymns: 'Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow' Born in Hertfordshire, Bishop Thomas Ken (1637–1711) was orphaned as a child and raised by his sister Anna and her husband Izaak Walton. They enrolled him in the all-boys school at Winchester College (1651–1656). After his education there, he attended Hart Hall, Oxford, and New College, Oxford.....

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510 W Thorpe Ave
Ada, MN

Opening Hours

Wednesday 12:00 - 16:00
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