Diane Owen to oversee Lilly grant programming

Owen will oversee the implementation of a $1 million grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. that was awarded to the area late last year.

Local camp staff to serve Dakotas-Minnesota Area

On March 8, two Minnesota staff members transitioned to an area-wide function. People can still contact either conference about camping.

Apportioned giving remains strong, dips slightly in 2016

In 2016, Minnesota churches remitted 87.7 percent of the requested apportionments, enabling life-changing mission and ministry locally and worldwide.

Bishop Ough takes plunge, Camp Chill raises $23K

Bishop Ough and several other Minnesota United Methodist leaders braved the cold and jumped into frigid Lake Koronis to show their support for Camp Minnesota.

2017 Annual Conference Preview—Encounter the Spirit: Live Expectantly

At the 2017 Annual Conference, we will focus on what it means to be an Acts 2 church and to fully claim our identity as people of Pentecost.
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4/1/2017: Breakthrough Workshop: Compelling Communication

United Methodist Communications and communicators from Minnesota and the Dakotas are teaming up to equip you with best practices and practical tips related to ...

4/3/2017: Ending Well

For clergy moving to new appointments or retiring.

4/20/2017: Clergy Retirement Seminar

This annual event is for those intending to retire in 2017 and for all pastors looking for information about their retirement benefits.

4/21/2017: Church Office Workers' Retreat - It's A Secret

Church office workers will gather for time together with people who know what their job is like—to talk, to laugh, to play, to grow in the Lord and be ...

4/22/2017: Bread Oven Ministry Seminar

Learn about how to start a bread oven ministry from congregations that have implemented them as you make bread and a pizza lunch.

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Embracing our DNA

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough shares what our founding DNA might tell us about Minnesota United Methodists today.

Living out our calling

Jody Thone

When I was younger, I thought of “called” and “ministry” as words that pertained only to ordained clergy, not the rest of us. But that didn’t last. God ...

Ash Wednesday: Moving Out of the Shadows

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Our Lenten journey is one of moving out of the darkness of sin and the shadows of doubt into the new life in Christ—"birth from above."

5 gifted people who should be on your team

Ben Ingebretson

Ephesians 4:11 gives us the makeup of a high-impact team that is worth assembling in ministry.

Partnership: From one-off to on-board

Lyndy Zabel

St. Paul's UMC in Mendota Heights used a one-time grant to form a partnership with a local elementary school; that partnership has continued to expand.

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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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