Arlington Hills United Methodist Church

Growing In Faith, Love, and Service Maplewood, MN

Plan Your Visit

759 County Road B E
Maplewood, MN 55117

651 776-1547


Get directions on Google Maps

Who We Are

Our vision: We strive to be a vibrant community growing in faith, love and service!

We are an open and welcoming church that strives to be an important part of our surrounding community through faith, love and service. We have many programs and events going on that are sure to make you feel right at home. Please check out our website for more information on who we are, what we do, and how you can join in on the action!

About Us

Multigenerational, Spirit-filled, Down to Earth, Young families, Historic, Inclusive

Faith and Work, Community Service, Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Choir, Missions, Yoga/Meditation, Adult Education, Nursery, Seniors Ministry, Hospice Ministry, Young Adults

Contemporary, Traditional Hymns, Praise and Worship, Gospel Choir

Methodist (UMC)




Our Services

What are services like?
Our services are filled with music, community and congregational updates, children's time and prayer. The messages from Reverend Chip will inspire, make you think and reflect, light a fire in you, and/or heal a hurt.

What is the community like?
We are a welcoming bunch! Our church community is multigenerational that have many spritually focused as well as community focused programs to include everyone. We have many senior based programs whether they are circles that meet once a week or hospice care groups. We have Faith Groups that are meeting at a variety of times that go "outside the box" on creating small communities of all ages, backgrounds, and views through service, studies, outings, etc. There is a great children's program starting with our nursery on up to our Senior High Youth. We are here to help you feel comfortable within our walls and have a community to call your own!

What if I'm not a Christian?
We believe in helping others and letting our faith and love shine through our actions within our congregation, surrounding community, and every day lives. We are a welcoming, inclusive group that encourages those who have different backgrounds, views, and opinions to share in our worship whether you are a Christian or of another faith.


Reverend Chip Nielsen

Pastor Chip’s legal name is Carl Martin Nielsen III but his friends call him “Chip” -- why is one of the great mysteries of the universe! In 2013 he is in his 29th year of ministry and his 10th year at Arlington Hills Church. He has previously served in other Twin Cities suburbs and in rural Minnesota. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Moorhead State University and his Master of Divinity degree from the Iliff School of Theology at the University of Denver. Pastors Chip and Lori met at seminary and were married in 1986. They have a daughter named Emily and a Labradoodle named Cody (who keeps them on their toes). Pastor Chip has served on the MN Annual Conference Board of Development, Commission on Status and Role of Women, Commission on Race and Religion, Camp Dean for Youth Camps and Fishing Camps (organizing adult fishing camps at Lake of the Woods, MN and Lac Seul, Ontario), the District Committee on Ordained Ministry, and mentoring seminary students. Hobbies include fishing, boating, volleyball, and spending time at a family lake cabin. Ministry core values include: 1) helping people experience the grace of God in Jesus Christ 2) being in mission to make a difference in people’s lives 3) hearing and faithfully responding to God’s call in our every day working, walking around, busy lives. 4) helping people discover and use their God given gifts 5) maintaining a sense of humor and joy.

What Members Say Add your voice

Go here? Tell us why you love Arlington Hills United Methodist Church. Visited? Tell us what a newcomer can expect.