Community Service

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

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.

Teen Programs

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

Pastor Jake Hanson

Pastor’s Lesson for the Week


Being Manly in Church  (Please note that this was previously posted in the Dodge County Newspaper)

 
1st Corinthians 16:13-14: “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.”
 

This newsletter article is for all you men out there.  I, like you, like some of the “manlier” things in life.  Hunting, fishing, weightlifting, football, and tools… maybe this describes some of you men like it describes me.  (Oh, and yes I am aware that many women like these things too, and that this is not a comprehensive list of all things “manly.”)  However, relating manly men to church, many often wonder what place a man has in today’s churches.  It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to notice that most churches these days have more women than men in the pews, and statistically more men are leaving the church than women.  The question is, are we needed in today’s church?  Is there a place for us?  Speaking to all you men out there, know that you are vital and that you are needed.
 

My fellow men, you have a much needed place in today’s church, and it isn’t just to open pickle jars or paint stuff.  You, as men, are called to stand firm in the faith and be strong in the faith for your family, friends, church, and community.  In fact, being strong in your faith is by far the “manliest” thing that you can do!  A man who is grounded in his faith will honor his wife, love his neighbor as himself, and protect all those around him.  Men, you are needed for that!  Perhaps most importantly, if you value a moral lifestyle that is Christ-centered, if you want your children to grow up knowing Jesus, and if you want to be a great role-model as a Christian man, then know that the best way to do this is to be Christ-centered yourself.  What fathers/husbands do helps to lead the way.  If Dad goes to church, the kids learn that it is important.  If Dad takes his faith seriously and reads his Bible, the kids learn that they should too.  If the husband loves Jesus with all his heart, it puts his wife at ease knowing that her favorite guy is sound morally.  Know that the inverse of this is often true too, if you don’t hold your faith as all that important then it will likely not be important to those around you.  Men, you are needed in God’s kingdom.  You are needed in the church, you are needed in the community, and you are needed in your family.  There are no replacements for you, and you are called by the Lord to stand firm in the faith. 

 
As a fellow man I love all the manly things like hunting, fishing, football and tools… but I also love Jesus too.  More than any other quality, it is that love for Jesus and my family’s faith that defines me as a man.  For all of you, no matter what manly things you may be into, know that you are called by the Lord to stand firm as a man for His kingdom as well.  After all, as it says in 1st Corinthians 16:13-14 “Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.”  God Bless you folks, enjoy the hunting season, and we will see you in church.

-Pastor Jake Hanson





 

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

Congregations of faith

Our Mission Statement:

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

Kasson and Pleasant Corners 

United Methodist Churches

507-634-7823​


Kasson UMC

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


Faith Village Sunday School

 10:30 am

 

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

Sunday           8     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
                                 4:00 pm Meet at KUMC to go Caroling and then meet back                                                     at KUMC at 6pm for Chili/Soup potluck supper                                          All are welcome - even you are not able to carol with us                                          6:00 pm Confirmation Class at KUMC
Tues              10     2:00 pm Small Group - Ruth                                                            
Wed              11     9:00 am M & M's meet at KUMC                                                                                        6:30 pm Youth Group at The Bridge in Mantorville                                                    6:30 pm Small Group - Chuck                                                                                               7:00 pm Choir Practice 
Thur              12     9:30 am Happy Sew & Tell Quilters meet at KUMC                Sat                  14   10am-3pm Bell Ringing for the SAlvation Army at Kasson                                                          Hardware Hank 
Sunday          15   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                                                                              6:30 pm Children's Christmas Program at KUMC
                                                   "A Wild West Christmas"