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Ingebretson publishes book “Plant Like Jesus”

The book offers 60 devotional readings that provide spiritual nourishment for planting leaders.

2021 Annual Conference: Jesus. Waymaker.

Our theme for Annual Conference 2021 is “Jesus. Waymaker.” We'll meet June 22-24 with two virtual days and one small group in-person teaching day.

Bishop Bard issues pastoral letter on GC postponement

Bishop David Bard shares the reason behind the postponement, acknowledges the disappointment some feel, and affirms his commitment to lead in this liminal time.

Apportioned giving remains strong in 2020

Churches remitted 80.1 percent of the 2020 apportioned budget, down just 2.6 percent from 2019. This is an incredible receipt rate for a tough year.

GC postponed to 2022, with online Special Session in 2021

The 2020 General Conference has been postponed until 2022, but the Council of Bishops has called a Special Session to be convened online May 8, 2021.
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The Joyful Journey: Holding it together

Bishop David Bard

Lent is a time to acknowledge that we don’t always have it all together and that sometimes we fray and unravel a bit. It is then especially that we need God.

Lenten greeting: Practicing the disciplines of love

Bishop David Bard

Bishop Bard invites us to spend Lent honing the disciplines of love—patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility—and reminds us that we are loved by God.

The Joyful Journey: Lent and love

Bishop David Bard

How might we live together in the church if we were more loving by being more patient, kinder, more thoughtful, more humble?

Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard urges us to listen to Black and Brown voices and “to transform the dangling discords of our nation into a beautiful symphony of brotherhood.”

The Joyful Journey: 'You say goodbye, and I say hello'

Bishop David Bard

Interim Bishop David Bard re-introduces himself to the Minnesota Conference and shares his commitments as we engage in ministry together over the next year.

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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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