Congregations of faith

Community Service

Our outreach programs help us bring the gospels to life every month.

Our Mission Statement:

To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world

Faith Village Sunday School

 10:30 am

Kasson Worship 9:00 am  (Nursery Available)
​Pleasant Corners Worship 11:00 am

Fifth Sundays  Congregations worship together

Apply the Good News to your daily life.

Kasson UMC

KUMC is located just 
three blocks west of the Kasson Pool
​ at 801 5th Ave NW, Kasson MN 55944


Pleasant Corners UMC
Pleasant Corners is located about half way
between Kasson and Dodge Center.
Physical Address: 21927 650th Street
Kasson, MN 55944 
Mail to:  801 5th Ave NW 
Kasson,  MN  55944

Teen Programs

Our youth programs help teens learn to navigate those toughest of years.

Youth Gathering at 
The Bridge
509 Main Street
Wednesdays  6:30 - 8 pm
Come & Join in the fun!!

Kasson and Pleasant Corners 

United Methodist Churches


Pastor Jake Hanson

Pastor’s Lesson for the Week

Why Worry about the Tough Questions?

Isaiah 6:8 “Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, ‘Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’  Then I said, ‘Here am I, send me!’”

If you have been with us the last few weeks, then you may have noticed that we are in the middle of looking at the difficult questions in scripture.  Over the last few weeks of September we began this journey, but in October we are really diving into the most asked questions that our congregation members have.  If you look at the list (which is included in this newsletter) you may have noticed that these aren’t just tough questions… they can also potentially be divisive.  When we start talking about hell, homosexuality, suffering, evolution, etc., we all have our own preconceived notions on these topics.  Knowing that not everyone is going to agree, the question is why do we even mess with them?  The answer in part can be found in that small section of scripture above from Isaiah chapter six.

In Isaiah’s time there were many in Israel who had walked away from the Lord.  The nation itself was under threat not from foreign powers (at first) but instead from its own sin.  The people were losing their morality, and with it their connection to their Lord.  The people who were supposed to hold Israel accountable, the people who were supposed to be speaking truth into the Israelites’ lives, were not doing their job.  The supposed “prophets” and the king’s court were just as given over to sin, and they were telling Israel that everything was going well.  They were telling the king and the people only what they wanted to hear… but not what they needed to hear.  Isaiah, in response to being given a great calling to be a legitimate prophet to the Lord, states that he is willing to go and speak for the Lord.  In our day and age, this should be our response as God’s people in His church… we too should be willing to go and speak the truth.

While our church could be speaking only of the relatively easy things (God’s love for us, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, etc.) we are called to also tackle the hard stuff.  We all ultimately have these questions in our own lives, or they come up in the lives of those we know, so we have to have legitimate answers.  Hopefully this sermon series will help you to at least approach the difficult questions that come up, and by God’s grace maybe we can be those who are sent by the Lord in this world.  As always if there are any questions or comments, never hesitate to get ahold of me.  My information is found below, and I want to be a resource to you as your minister. 

God’s Blessings,

Pastor Jake


Sunday         10     9:00 am Sunday Worship at KUMC                                                                                 10:00 am Coffee Fellowship at KUMC
                               10:30 am Sunday School/Adult Bible Study at KUMC                                               11:00 am Sunday Worship Pleasant Corners UMC                                                       6:00 pm Confirmation Class at KUMC
Mon               11   Veteran's Day - Don't forget to THANK a Veteran!!                                                   8:00 am Lefse Making at UMC 
                                 7:00 pm Admin Council meets at KUMC                                    
Wed               13   9:00 am M & M's meet at KUMC                                                                                         6:30 pm OCC Shoebox prep at KUMC                                                                               6:30 pm Youth Group at The Bridge in Mantorville                                                   6:30 pm Small Group - Chuck
                                 7:00 pm Choir Practice at KUMC
Thu                14    9:30 am Happy Sew & Tell Quilters meet at KUMC
Sunday         17     9:00 am Sunday Worship at KUMC                                                                                 10:00 am Coffee Fellowship at KUMC
                               10:30 am Sunday School/Adult Bible Study at KUMC                                                                   UMW will meet in the Fellowship Hall                                                         11:00 am Sunday Worship Pleasant Corners UMC                                                                         Harvest Home Dinner at Pleasant Corners                                                     6:00 pm Confirmation Class at KUMC