14 highlights from General Conference

Ten days of worship, celebration, discussion, and business consolidated into one report.

Byron UMC youth shares God’s love through bike ministry

Isaiah Crossfield, 14, has collected more than 2,000 bikes and thousands of dollars to help others in need.

Bishops' letter to the church: Committed to staying united

Reviving a 200+-year-old tradition, the Council of Bishops sent a letter to the people of The United Methodist Church after the 2016 General Conference.

Friday wrap-up: Budget approved; no fossil fuels, illegal settlements divestment

Delegates approved a budget of $604 million for 2017-2020 and chose not to add a fossil fuels investment screen or divest from illegal settlements.

Bishop Ough: ‘Go where the wounds are’

“My charge to you is ‘Go, therefore…!’ Go to where the wounds are because that is where Jesus went and that is what Jesus did.”
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6/1/2016: MN Clergy Gathering

Clergy will come together to process actions taken at General Conference.

6/21/2016: MN UMC Annual Conference 2016

Tuesday through Thursday - Not only the dates are different!

6/21/2016: STORM The Annual Conference

Using the STORM Camp model, youth who have completed grades 7-12 will engage in hands-on mission projects in and around St. Cloud and participate in several key...

6/21/2016: Tuesday at Annual Conference (Youth Groups)

The first day of Annual Conference is entirely different and Youth Groups are encouraged to take part in some, or all, of it.

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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 Conference 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.

If we...then...

General Conference Delegates

The Holy Spirit wedges itself between the "if" and the "then." An eternal, timeless God cannot be bound by those fearfully short-term and future-oriented words.

The hard work of diversity

Cindy Gregorson

Let's witness to our world that people from different places, histories, cultures can be one in heart and ministry, even as we're beautiful in our diversity.

Dave Nuckols: Growing pains as a global church

General Conference Delegates

Our local contexts vary greatly...I believe that part of the solution will be to regionalize some decision-making.

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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 ...

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.

A regular—or decaf—act of kindness

The last Saturday of each month, Mosaic United Methodist Church members buy the first drink for everyone who comes into the Brookdale Caribou coffee shop ...
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