When we don’t limit God: Church’s 150th anniversary focuses on community

Randy Koppen was just starting as the new pastor at First UMC in Redwood Falls as it was just about to celebrate its 150th anniversary. He felt that God was ...

ELI Project seeks interns, host churches for 2018

Churches need passionate young leaders, and young leaders need opportunities to discover their gifts for ministry. Since 2014, The ELI Project has been pairing ...

Waffle Church: Time at God's Table

South Maple UMC in Rapid City, South Dakota is reaching new people and making new disciples with this unique ministry. Learn all about Waffle Church!

Five Coats and Two Hats

North Highland UMC in Aberdeen, South Dakota, was faced with a dilemma. Their annual coats and snow pants drive for children was expected to have more demand ...

New tax reform law and end-of-year church giving [Bulletin Insert]

The new tax law may affect individual's plans for 2017 end-of-year giving. Please share this new information with your congregation before 2018 begins.
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1/20/2018: Immigrants and Refugees: No One Left Behind Workshop

The Minnesota Conference Church and Society team is presenting Immigrants and Refugees: No One Left Behind at Coon Rapids UMC. Learn about immigrant and refugee...

3/2/2018: Confirmation Gathering 2018

Confirmation students from across the state gather as we look at what it means to be a disciple.

3/16/2018: Southern Prairie District Youth Winter Retreat

This weekend retreat is for sixth- through 12th-grade students who want to grow in their relationship with Jesus. Expect passionate worship, relevant Bible ...

3/17/2018: VIM Training

Mission training for team leaders

3/22/2018: Ending Well 2018

For clergy moving to new appointments or retiring.

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Speak Kindly

Cindy Gregorson

Do you remember the old adage: sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me? I don't think that is true at all. Words can harm and hurt. ...

Hope is Rising in Sierra Leone

Lyndy Zabel

It’s no secret why the little United Methodist Church that Pastor Judith Banya started two blocks away from her house keeps growing. She’s “doing all the good ...

Better Than Breakfast with Mom

Mark Miller

Two years ago, Gilbert UMC faced a tough future. Average worship attendance had declined to 11 people. They could only afford 1/10th of a pastor’s time. Instead...

Bold North—Warm Hearts

Dan Johnson

Super Bowl LII is coming to the Twin Cities on February 4. From a spiritual perspective, winners and losers of a football game are of little consequence. ...

Following the Money: Connecting the United Methodist Church in Mission through the Advance

Lyndy Zabel

171 of our Minnesota United Methodist Churches donated over $502,000 to the Advance in the past year. Find out where that money goes.

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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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