The church was founded in 1855 in home groups, storefronts, and grew into the current building in 1915.  In 1924 the German Methodist Church merged with Fourth Avenue UMC.  In 1964 an addition of an educational wing, offices, chapel and fellowship parlor completed the current structure. Today, the church has a goal of making it easy to find and experience God. 

​Pastor Greg Ciesluk 

Comes to us after serving at Motley 

and Staples United Methodist Churches for the past 9 years. 

He is originally from Chelmsford, Massachusetts. He attended college at UMASS Amherst and Seminary at Duke University Divinity School in North Carolina. His wife Dianne is also a pastor serves at Little Prairie UMC in Dundas. 


WE BELIEVE 
We believe in God the Father Almighty, 
maker of heaven and earth; 

And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord: 
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 
born of the Virgin Mary, 
suffered under Pontius Pilate, 
was crucified, dead, and buried. 
On the third day he rose again; 
he ascended into heaven, 
he is seated at the right hand of the Father, 
and will come again to judge the living and the dead. 

We believe in the Holy Spirit, 
the holy catholic church, 
the communion of saints, 
the forgiveness of sins, 
the resurrection of the body, 
and the life everlasting. Amen.

Faribault, MN

Fourth Ave United Methodist Church