New Hmong ministry baptizes 18 in single day

Months after launching, one of the conference's new church starts baptized 18 in Long Lake; each adult vowed to bring one more person to Christ before winter.

United Methodists stand with Standing Rock

United Methodists, including Bishop Ough, have visited the site of the Dakota Access Pipeline protests and offered support to the Standing Rock nation.

Grants, both small and large, help churches reach new people

Twenty-nine churches received an Investing in Congregations grant in 2016, applications are now being accepted for 2017.

Leslie Hobson becomes permanent Northern Pines director, reflects on summer

After spending the summer serving as interim director of Northern Pines Camp in Park Rapids, Leslie Hobson recently became its permanent director.

Readiness for revitalization

Are you seeking a fresh vision, eager to become more vital, and looking for new ways to reach people? Maybe it's time to prepare for a revitalization process.
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9/27/2016: Stewardship Seminar

Encouraging the Joy of Generous Giving - A Call to Financial Discipleship

10/1/2016: Mission Summit

Meet other mission-minded clergy and laity, hear from interesting speakers, learn about lots of mission opportunities, and enjoy a great lunch!

10/1/2016: Advanced Lay Servant Class - Aging Ministry

Explore the subtle and not so subtle realities of “growing old” and “ageism” as well as explore the many possibilities of ministry by, with and for older ...

10/4/2016: Advanced Lay Servant Class - Aging Ministry

Explore the subtle and not so subtle realities of “growing old” and “ageism” as well as explore the many possibilities of ministry by, with and for older ...

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Turning to God amid recent violence

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

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)

Ben Ingebretson

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

Lyndy Zabel

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”)

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

"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

Minnesota United Methodists

"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."

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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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