General Conference 2020: A preliminary look at key legislation

An early look at some key legislation that The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will consider in May 2020.

Leading the church in a liminal time, living into our inclusive vision

About 50 clergy and lay leaders gathered to explore how to lead the church in a divergent culture at a liminal time, and how to live into our inclusive vision.

Bishop’s assistant Sheilah Kyburz to retire in August after 30 years

Sheilah Kyburz, who has supported four bishops over nearly three decades, announced plans to retire Aug. 1, 2020.

ConneXion retreat helps 26 laity clarify God’s call

At the ConneXion retreat, participants spent time discerning and clarifying their purpose and path as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Minnesotans leave Leadership Institute with hope, resolve

Sixty-two Minnesotans attended the event, which served as a forum for discussion and strategizing about the future of The United Methodist Church.
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Clergy Tax Tips

Money Matters

When it comes to taxes and savings, what you don’t know can hurt you financially. Here's some valuable tips on preparing income tax returns for clergy.

My hope is built on Jesus: World Communion Sunday message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I believe the core values...are found at the Lord’s table. For me, that center can be summarized in three words: Jesus, mission, and connection.”

Come to the well

Cindy Gregorson

In this season of the church, perhaps God is inviting us to trust that Jesus is the well and that is enough.

A heartfelt thank you to those who serve on ministry teams

Cindy Gregorson

A big thank you to the servant leaders who sit on boards, ministry teams, and action teams to steward our annual conference's mission and ministry.

Pray for our farmers

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.

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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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