We are a vibrant ELCA congregation in Northeast Minneapolis committed to our mission: Live, Learn and Share God's Word. We welcome you not only to join us in our Sunday morning service but also to join us throughout the week in our services and ministries that help build up God's kingdom here on earth.

Join us on Sundays this Summer:

9:30 a.m. Worship

10:30 a.m. Fellowship



Events and News

We have a new website on the way!

Mt. Carmel is hiring for two positions: Faith Formation Director and Church Business Manager. See summaries of the postions below. If you would like to apply or have questions, please email your information to office@mountcarmelmpls.org.

Part-time (20 hours/week) Faith Formation Director: This is a new position in a small to medium sized church located in a vibrant and youthful Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood with a growing number of young families among our members. As we are seeking to be more missional and spiritually grounded in faith practices, we are particularly seeking an innovative leader who will encourage ownership and facilitate empowerment of members. Responsibilities would include leading a steering team to oversee the creation of a cradle-to-grave vision of faith formation/nurture for all stages of life. This person is a catalyst, equipper and coordinator as we seek to reimagine new initiatives, groups, ministries and programs for both age specific needs and cross-generational opportunities. Requirements: college degree, leadership experience working in youth & family/intergenerational ministries. This position is joined by a full time pastor, church administrator and custodian, and part time worship and music director.

Full-time Church Business Manager: This is a new position in a small- to medium-sized church located in a vibrant and youthful Northeast Minneapolis neighborhood. Responsibilities would include administration of church operations generally, and specifically oversight of human resources, vendors, policies, building and grounds. Additionally, responsibilities would include financial management generally, and specifically data entry, payroll, monthly statements, and budget analytics. Finally, responsibilities include communications generally, and specifically website and social media oversight, newsletter and weekly email alerts. Requirements: college degree, financial management experience and general proficiency with the digital age of communication. This position is joined by a full-time pastor and custodian, part-time worship and music director and faith formation director, and regular office volunteers.

Tuesday, July 18: Softball Game

The Mt. Carmelites will play a makeup game on Tuesday at Sunny Square, 7 p.m. Come out and support them! We love our fans! Directions from the intersection of 694 and Silver lake Rd: go north on Silver Lake Rd about 2 miles, turn right on Gregory St (just past railroad tracks), go straight to reach park.

Tuesday, July 18, 11a: Java with John

All those 55 and older are welcome to join Pastor John in discussion and conversation over the new strategic plan. Come find out about the exciting changes at Mt. Carmel and ask your questions! Please let Pastor John or the office know if you plan to attend.

Sunday, July 23: Farewell to Isabel

Isabel, our office admin for the last two years, will leave Mt. Carmel in early August for motherhood and living abroad. Join us after worship on July 23 as we show our thanks for her service.

Sunday, July 30: Farewell to Ken

Ken, our longtime facility manager, will retire this month. Let's celebrate together his many years of service after worship on Sunday, July 30!

August 4–6: Mt. Carmel Camping (3 spots left)

Mt. Carmel has reserved 10 campsites that are close to each other. We have 3 remaining slots. If you are interested in camping this year please contact the office to make a payment. The camping fee for two nights is $66.00. There is lots to do at the campground! Join us for a weekend of fun. If you need assistance with the cost of camping please contact the office.

Tuesday, August 8: Organize to Mobilze

Protect Minnesota’s Interfaith Alliance for Gun Safety, a group who has presented before in adult forum, invites you to attend “Organize to Mobilize,” a training for people of faith from all traditions who believe we need sensible gun laws, on Tuesday, August 8, from 7–8:30 pm, at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 285 Dale St N, St. Paul, MN 55103. Gun violence steals the lives of 33,000 Americans every year and devastates hundreds of thousands more. Come learn how YOU can be part of the solution. Go to protectmn.org/events to register.

Sunday, August 13: First Annual International Potluck

We are excited to announce that the members of Casa de Oracion will be joining us for this event! Since Pr. Yolanda will be out of town the last two weeks in July, the date needed to change. The NEW DATE: August 13. This is a celebration of our family's unique cultures, so find that favorite recipe, the one that has been handed down and is the traditional dish for celebrations. Bring it to the Fellowship Hall Sunday, August 13th so we can taste and appreciate our cultures through food and fellowship. We will begin immediately after worship. To help or if you have questions, contact Mary Catherine at cathe012@umn.edu or 612-226-1722 or the Mt. Carmel office.

August 25 and 27, Summer Musical

Come enjoy the musical, In the Image, put on by community kids at Gustavus Adolphus Church (1509 27th Ave NE). Times forthcoming.

September 10: Rally Day Worship and Picnic

This year, for Rally Day and the kickoff of our new school year we will do something a little different—worship and a picnic outside on the Triangle! This event is open to the community, so invite your friends. More details to come.

Ocotber 15: Legacy Brunch

Save the date for the Mt. Carmel Foundation Legacy Brunch on Sunday, October 15 at 10:45 a.m. More details to come!

Recycle Eye Glasses You No Longer Use


To date more than 35 pair of eye glasses have been donated for recycling. Mt. Carmel will be collecting no longer used prescription glasses through the end of August. You will find the Lions Club recycling box on the floor near the office conference room door.


Check out our news and events tab at the top of the page for more information!

Men's Bible Study each Wednesday morning at 6:45 a.m. Good conversation and hot coffee too!


Need a ride to church?  Please call minibus coordinator, Julie Craig, at 612-789-7855, each week by Saturday.

For programs and other opportunities, see the Tidings newsletter.