Northern Light’s ‘love letter’ to Orlando reaches United Methodist pastor

In the wake of the Orlando shooting, Northern Light Church sent 200 "love letters" to Orlando—one of which arrived in the mailbox of a United Methodist pastor.

Conference sells historic Wesley building to nonprofit for $1M

“The building will continue to be a place of prayer, peace, and justice work in the inner city,” said Rev. Paul Marzahn, the nonprofit's president.

8 Minnesotans to serve jurisdiction, general church

Eight clergy and laity from Minnesota were elected to serve on various committees through 2020.

NCJ communicators work across conferences to provide coverage

The extensive coverage of the North Central Jurisdictional Conference was thanks to a first-of-its-kind collaboration among the jurisdiction’s communicators.

Retired Dakotas pastor crafts crosiers for bishops

Rev. Art Scanson has handcrafted more than 15 crosiers for bishops in the North Central Jurisdiction; the process; each crosier takes 100 hours.
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8/22/2016: Breakthrough Workshop with Susan Beaumont

At this workshop, you'll learn how to bring governance, strategy and engagement in line with your ministry goals.

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 ...

9/17/2016: Big Waters District Day: Change The World

Plans are being made for a day of spirited learning

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Rev. Carol Zaagsma: Finding hope at NCJ Conference

"Each day I continued to find hope—or hope kept finding me."

Rev. Jeff Ozanne: The church is the people

General & Jurisdictional Conf. Delegates

The process of assessing candidates has gotten even harder this year as we consider the many great unknowns facing our church. How will we be in unity together?

The joy (and challenge) of being in community

Susan Nienaber

The pond has become for me a microcosm for the whole cycle of life. There is birth and death, summer and winter, solitude and community.

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 & Jurisdictional Conf. 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.

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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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