LOVE OFFERING for this year is due June 16th!

Mission Trip to Hungary


June 2020


We partner with Miskolci Aslozsolsza Kistokal Metodista Egyhaz, a  Methodist Church in Miskolc, Hungary where we share Christ with children in Hungary and with Roma (gypsies).  Pastor Kevin leads our mission group of youth and adults on this exciting intercultural adventure that includes ministry to children and the local community.  Through service projects and personal relationships we will foster ongoing love for Jesus Christ and his global mission.  

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

Hungary June 2020

If you are interested in going on the mission trip, please contact Pastor Kevin so we can plan and fund-raise accordingly. 651-414-1132  or  Application & $100 deposit deadline is June 1st.

Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Recovery Ministry


Update on Recovery Ministry


February 2019

The Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W. Recovery Ministry launched on November 1st and the response has been far greater than anyone could have expected!!! We have regular meetings on Thursday Nights from 6:30pm to 7:30 pm, and have been having between 8 and 10 dedicated people (sometimes more) who want to help those in recovery, or those who need help getting people into a program, to help them kick addiction.

At some meetings, we dedicate our time to someone in need of help, be it themselves or family members. We offer suggestions, share our stories, and assist the person in need to get the help they need. In other meetings, we have assisted those who are struggling to stay sober in the moment. We also have our Community Service Projects that we are forging ahead with, such as: 

1- Setting up a curriculum so that we may speak in the schools, as well as the teen center to start a Substance Avoidance Project 

2-Partnering with New Freedom, the Men’s Inpatient Recovery “House” in Princeton, by collecting items such as tooth brushes, tooth paste, soap, shampoo, body wash, nail clippers, underwear for those who come to recovery from jail with absolutely nothing.

3-Exploring the creation of sober housing for women in Princeton.

April 2019

Do you want to make a change in Your life as well as the lives of our young people? Join us tomorrow night (Thursday the 25th) for this week's meeting of the "Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W." as our group launches head long into the "Purple Project," a drug and alcohol resistance program set up by former Boston Celtic Chris Herren.
The "Friends of Dr. Bob and Bill W." are going to kick off this program at Freshwaters United Methodist Church, move on to other Churches in the area, and with a bit of luck, bring this to the schools by next Fall.
We are going to need a lot of help to make this happen, so join us Thursday Nights at 6:30 PM at the Freshwaters United Methodist Church Princeton Campus. 112 7th Ave N. Princeton, MN.

If you are looking for a church that will give you a special feeling, and a charismatic Pastor who will have you on the edge of your pew with excitement, humor, and a real feeling of love for his congregation, you need to be worshiping with Pastor Kevin Fox and the loving church family at Freshwaters United Methodist Church in Princeton or Zimmerman! After services, you will find the "Best Spread" laid out for fellowship and coffee time anywhere in the area!! Also, all first time visitors will receive a free gift for attending, so why not come for the "Word" & stay for the"Refreshment!"

Freshwaters United Methodist Church Campuses;
Princeton, 9AM Traditional Service 112 7th Ave No.
Zimmerman 10:30 AM Contemporary Service 12475 273rd Ave

Community Connections

Food Shelf


Freshwaters UMC has "Jingle Sunday" every 3rd Sundamonth with coin donations going to the Princeton Food Shelf. Food donations are also collected at church campuses, and volunteers help out at the site.

Great River Family Promise


Winter in Minnesota is too cold to be sleeping in cars, so Freshwaters hosts local homeless at the Zimmerman campus for a week several times during the winter. Volunteers provide meals, a place to sleep in the church, and activities to do with the children. 

School Lunches


Freshwaters uses our offerings from the Lenten services to donate to the schools for unpaid student school lunches. 

Health Kits for UMCOR

The UMC Annual Conference provides hygiene kits for people after natural disasters and in shelters.

UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) provides health kits for people who are forced to leave their homes due to human conflict or natural disasters. (May)


65%  to Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief 

20% Park Avenue UMC Children's Defense Fund Schools Program

15% NUMAS Haus (homeless shelter)

Operation Christmas Child


Through Samaritan's Purse, International Relief, Operation Christmas Child helps children around the world begin their journey of faith. The journey begins with a a shoebox filled with various needed items and results in Evangelism, Discipleship, and Multiplication.

A Day of Kindness


A Princeton community event where organizations partner to provide goods & services to anyone who needs them. Freshwaters collect shoes for children.

Meals a la Car


Meals are made at the hospital and we deliver them to the homes of many seniors or shut-ins.

ELIM Oasis Adult Day Care


We partner with seniors at  Elim Oasis at our Princeton Campus. 

Teen Center

Meals are provided 1-3 nights a week at the Teen Center in Princeton. We have  donated money, hats,

We provide food and evening meals 1-3 times a week, as well as quilts, hats, socks, paint, and other items as needed.  Many of these teens are  in need of food and shelter, as well as a place to do homework, etc.

Boy Scout Pinewood Derby


Host Boy Scout Pinewood Derby and provide food for their families at our Zimmerman Campus.

Free Thanksgiving Dinner


Free Thanksgiving Dinner is provided for people in our community.

Bags of Blessings


We provide bagged food items to 42 students in Princeton and Zimmerman schools. Last year we gave away 1500 bags of food!

Seasonal Events

Grandma's Kitchen Bazaar & Crafts


Come and enjoy a warm cinnamon roll in the morning and fellowship. Shop for crafts, lefse, baked goods & cookie walk. Then stay for a soup and sandwich lunch, and if you need to buy a tree or wreath, they are available outside! 

Children's Ministry


Freshwaters Children's Ministry has children perform songs once a month in church, they have a program/play in December before Christmas, and many other activities throughout the year. We are always looking for volunteers for our events with children

Halloween Event


We host several Halloween activities at the Zimmerman campus. There are games for the kids and Trunks-of-Treats. Come and bring the kids for this fun activity!

Roast Beef Dinner


Roast Beef Dinner Fundraiser at Princeton Campus. Come and enjoy a fabulous roast beef dinner and top it off with a piece of pie!

Craft & Vendor Sale


Come do some shopping at our Zimmerman Campus! Many local crafters and vendors  available.

Summer Bible School


Freshwaters partners with Trinity Lutheran, Immanuel Lutheran, and UCC for Princeton Community VBS! 

July 14-July 18, 2019 from 6-8pm at Trinity Lutheran for 3 year olds-incoming 6th graders. Register online.