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Turning to God amid recent violence

9/23/2016

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.


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

9/27/2016

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

9/23/2016

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)

9/22/2016

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

9/22/2016

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”)

8/31/2016

"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."


Reflections: 2016 Wesley pilgrimage to England

8/24/2016

"We are called to be in pilgrimage daily, looking for God’s activity in our lives, in the life of our churches, and in the communities we serve."


6 reasons a preacher should reconsider a political post

8/23/2016

With so many clergy friends on Facebook, and at the height of the presidential campaign, Rev. Fred Vanderwerf offers six reasons to avoid political posts.


Torrential rains bring a flood of response

8/4/2016

Torrential rains in mid-July resulted in major damage across East-Central Minnesota, flooded roads—and an impressive response from a variety of volunteer organizations.


Rev. Carol Zaagsma: Finding hope at NCJ Conference

7/19/2016

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


Rev. Jeff Ozanne: The church is the people

7/13/2016

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?


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