Welcome to OAKWOOD UMC

New Ulm, Minnesota
Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds

church building


  • A bowl of soup with bread
  • Lenten Soup Study:
    Praying the Names of Jesus

    Oakwood UMC
    Wednesdays, Feb. 17 through Mar. 23
    6:00 - 7:00 pm

    Come to our special soup/bread/study sessions during Lent. There will be a scripture reading, study, and questions printed for each week.

    In case of inclement weather:
    We will follow school closings.
    If a session is canceled, or you miss one, the study guide can be obtained by contacting the church office. We are happy to send it to you via email or paper mail.

  • Lyn and Kimmel performing
  • Andrea Lyn & Dick Kimmel In Concert
    Oakwood UMC
    January 16, 2016

    We had a great showing for this event!
    It was "come as you are" for an evening of comfort, cocoa, and cake. 100% of the profits went toward Oakwood's Outreach to Kids-in-Need and Jefferson Elementary

  • Bob Lenz
  • Dignity Revolution
    NUHS Gym
    October 2015

    With grant funds from the United Methodist Church-School initiative, Oakwood helped the New Ulm Ministerial Association bring "Dignity Revolution" and speakers Deb Tackmann (speaking to teachers) and Bob Lenz (holding 6 school assemblies and two faith rallies) to our region the first week of October 2015. The response from youth who chose to receive Christ at these events was overwhelming and a blessing for the entire community.

  • One Matters award plaque
  • 'One Matters' Award
    MN UMC Annual Conference
    April 2015

    Oakwood was honored by the Discipleship Ministries Agency of the United Methodist Church on the first night of the 2015 MN Annual Conference. Melanie Gordon of Discipleship Ministries presented Council Chair Kevin Blank and Pastor Ric Jacobsen with the first annual 'ONE MATTERS' Award for Oakwood's significant work of making disciples of Jesus for the transformation of the world; increasing baptisms and professions of faith.

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.