2016 conference highlights for churches to share with members

Wondering how to summarize three packed-full days as you report back to your church?

Thurs. highlights: RRR reaches $3.7M goal, Love Offering tops $90K, celebrations, legislation

Among the legislation approved was a resolution in response to the recent Pulse nightclub shootings in Orlando, Florida.

Conference approves budget above ceiling to preserve congregational grants

Members of the 2016 Annual Conference Session voted Thursday to approve a 2017 apportioned budget totaling $6,106,460.

Individuals, churches recognized with awards

Three individuals and two churches were recognized for the ways they have made a difference in their communities.

Conference celebrates milestones in ministry

Remembering friends and colleagues who have died, honored retiring clergy, and celebrating licensed local pastors and those being commissioned and ordained.
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7/11/2016: MN - Clergy New To MN

Leadership training for those clergy entering their first appointment/assignment in Minnesota.

7/12/2016: MN - Starting Strong

Leadership training for those beginning a new appointment/assignment.

8/6/2016: Superstorm Sandy Relief Mission Trip- Year 4

Participants on this multi-generational mission trip will help rebuild homes destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.

8/23/2016: United Methodist Day at the Twins

Join other United Methodists for an evening of big-league action and fun as the Twins play the Detroit Tigers at Target Field. Bishop Bruce Ough will throw out ...

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Goodbye Portland, hello Minneapolis

Cindy Gregorson

I leave with hope! God is clearly calling new leaders for a new time, and I am so blessed to be a part of the new thing God is doing.

Rev. Jeff Ozanne: We are at our best together

General Conference Delegates

We are not all of one mind on many issues. These divides can make life as a church hard. But I'm reminded that we are at our best when we join together.

If we...then...

General Conference Delegates

The Holy Spirit wedges itself between the "if" and the "then." An eternal, timeless God cannot be bound by those fearfully short-term and future-oriented words.

The hard work of diversity

Cindy Gregorson

Let's witness to our world that people from different places, histories, cultures can be one in heart and ministry, even as we're beautiful in our diversity.

Dave Nuckols: Growing pains as a global church

General Conference Delegates

Our local contexts vary greatly...I believe that part of the solution will be to regionalize some decision-making.

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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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