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Bishop Ough: Praying for Sutherland Springs

11/9/2017

Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to trust in God's faithfulness, even in times of terrible violence.


Centenary UMC experiencing ‘breakthroughs of the Spirit’ through MCCI

11/15/2017

Centenary UMC needed a breakthrough of the Spirit. I asked Bishop Ough about the Missional Church Consultation Initiative (MCCI) program, and our church began this transformational process.


MN Annual Conference Volunteer in Mission Opportunities

11/15/2017

After recent natural disasters, many United Methodists want to help. Early Response Teams are there now. But clean-up efforts will continue for many months. That’s when Volunteer in Mission (VIM) team members will be needed. Can your church plan a trip to help in Texas, Florida, California, and five more states that need VIM teams?


Tolerating Bad Behavior in the Church

11/15/2017

With the intense divisiveness in our country, congregations are well-positioned to role-model a different way of being together, meeting real needs and building connections across the divides.


Bishop Ough: Praying for Sutherland Springs

11/9/2017

Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to trust in God's faithfulness, even in times of terrible violence.


Creating Community

11/9/2017

Can we reimagine our churches as true gathering spaces for the community, where people feel a powerful sense of belonging?


18 laity find purpose and connection through ConneXion retreat

10/26/2017

Participants learned about their strengths and passions, examined what brings purpose to their lives, and participated in contemplative practices.


When your heart is heavy

10/13/2017

We shine when we don’t give up or give in, when we do what we can do however big or small. And in so doing, our heart gets a little bit lighter.


Bishop Ough: Praying for Las Vegas

10/5/2017

Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to continue offering the ministries of prayer, comfort, healing, advocacy, and love following this tragedy.


Rushing in after a disaster (and 2 ways YOU can help)

9/14/2017

You can help by becoming trained to be an effective early responder and/or Volunteer in Mission; training opportunities are coming up on Sept. 30.


The top 10 “it’s time already” things

8/30/2017

Automatic giving, a strong website, technological updates, and providing ample stewardship opportunities are among the things all churches should be doing.


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