Embrace Church turns 10, launches new campus

Fast-growing Embrace Church, which has a campus in Minnesota, celebrated its 10th birthday and launched its sixth campus earlier this month.

FACT process helps shape priorities for conference

Among the recommendations provided by denominational group that studied the health of the conference is to embrace our evangelistic task.

New Hmong ministry baptizes 18 in single day

Months after launching, one of the conference's new church starts baptized 18 in Long Lake; each adult vowed to bring one more person to Christ before winter.

United Methodists stand with Standing Rock

United Methodists, including Bishop Ough, have visited the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and offered support to the Standing Rock nation.

Grants, both small and large, help churches reach new people

Twenty-nine churches received an Investing in Congregations grant in 2016, applications are now being accepted for 2017.
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10/4/2016: Advanced Lay Servant Class - Aging Ministry

Explore the subtle and not so subtle realities of “growing old” and “ageism” as well as explore the many possibilities of ministry by, with and for older ...

10/15/2016: Investing in Congregations Grant Deadline

2017 Investing In Congregations grant applications are due by 11:50 p.m.

10/15/2016: If It Matters, Do Something

If it Matters, Do Something is the second in a series of events focusing on racial disparity and what we, as people led by faith, concerned with social justice,...

10/20/2016: Discipleship Ministries Listening Session

Join Rev. Dr. Scott Hughes from Discipleship Ministries for a morning discussion about the challenges of making disciples.

10/22/2016: Mile 2 - Ministry with the Millennials

Ministry for the second mile. Ministry to the world as it is, where it is... not as it once was or how we wish it would be!

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You’re invited: OC Ministries’ ‘Be the Light’ gala

On Oct. 22, OC Ministries is hosting a “Be the Light” gala to raise money to foster more connections and achieve new goals.

Turning to God amid recent violence

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

God remains God in the midst of the violent chaos. And God’s saving, reconciling narrative remains unwavering in the midst of hopelessness and despair.

5 ways to change the conversation (turning the tables on who church is for)

Ben Ingebretson

Ben Ingebretson offers five simple suggestions to help move dialogue within churches in a more fruitful direction.

Mission Summit: Learn, worship, and get $50 for mission project

Lyndy Zabel

This Oct. 1 event is an opportunity to learn about mission opportunities and become part of a growing movement within the Minnesota Conference.

Mni Wiconi (Lakota for “Water is Life”)

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

"I stand with my Lakota and Dakota brothers and sisters because I believe the central question of the creation story is at the heart of their...protest."

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“Change for a change” offering raises funds for Imagine No Malaria

Evangelical UMC (Waseca) decided to raise money for Imagine No Malaria by having a special monthly offering called “Change for a Change” during which we would ...

“The Gathering Place” Opens in Chatfield

Chatfield United Methodist Church’s newly-formed health ministry for senior citizens, The Gathering Place, held its inaugural open house Jan. 10. Led by parish ...

“Ton of Tuna” campaign feeds a community

During Minnesota FoodShare month, River Hills United Methodist Church in Burnsville saw a need to fight hunger in its community. The church came up with a “Ton ...

20+ UMC congregations work to reach thousands at Twin Cities Pride event

Members of Reconciling United Methodist congregations in Minnesota created a float for the Pride parade and hosted a booth where they handed out rainbow peace ...

A Brush With Kindness team ‘serves Jesus while serving others’

Two years ago, members of Lindstrom and Main Street UMCs returned from a mission trip inspired to make change in their own communities.
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