NCJ delegates name commitment to anti-racism, LGBTQIA+ inclusion

The covenant, using United Methodist baptismal vows as a framework, calls on the jurisdiction to fight racism and create a culture that affirms LGBTQIA+ people.

NCJ delegates talk anti-racism and future, vote to reduce bishops by 1

Delegates spent the majority of their time on three big topics—dismantling racism, the future of episcopal leadership, and the future of the UMC.

Youth pack and donate nearly 300 Christmas shoeboxes

More than 30 Minnesota United Methodist youth packed shoeboxes full of Christmas gifts for children in need.

Bishop Bard to continue to serve MN in 2022

The College of Bishops decided to extend the current coverage of episcopal areas in the jurisdiction until at least November 2022.

Marathon Way Stations provide encouragement for next leg of race

Clergy gathered around the state to swap pandemic stories and provide encouragement to one another during this difficult season of ministry.
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Choosing joy

Cindy Gregorson

Joy is a recognition that there is goodness in the world, God is present with us in all the muck, and beauty still abounds.

The Joyful Journey: Gratitude and grace

Bishop David Bard

“I carry within me a deep sense of the unlimited, unfathomable, wild grace of God, as I know it in Jesus Christ, a grace for which I am always grateful.”

Front Line Workers in Congregational Settings

Susan Nienaber

District Superintendent Susan Nienaber shares advice for church office workers navigating difficult interactions and strategies for maintaining professionalism.

The Joyful Journey: Masks and Unmasking

Bishop David Bard

While masks are useful and sometimes necessary, they can also be harmful when they obscure our vision or hide us from ourselves. Unmasking is also necessary.

Taking cues from Ted Lasso

Cindy Gregorson

Trusting the power of love, believing in people, and calling them to believe in themselves: Wasn't that a prime way Jesus went about his ministry?

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Reconciling movement spurs evangelism and discipleship at Minnetonka UMC

Minnetonka has grown 6 percent per year to reach average Sunday worship of 284 and total membership of 519 in 2015.

Rethink church conferences—throw a party instead

On Sunday, about 200 people from Cross Winds showed up wearing flowered shirts, sunglasses, and hats. Between reports and budget discussions, members ...

Richfield UMC journeyed to Jerusalem during Lent

Members of Richfield United Methodist Church found a unique way to exercise their bodies and souls throughout Lent.

Richfield UMC sandwich-making ministry provides food for homeless neighbors

363 Days organization seeks to provide those people who are experiencing homelessness with food for every day out of the year (363 because there are typically ...

Richfield UMC youth spread the word about homelessness in MN

Richfield UMC youth educate and encourage congregation members to take part in ending homelessness through creating a display with a tent and backpack to ...
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