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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Richfield UMC's neighborhood movie night a big hit

Free neighborhood movie night succeeds with double feature and “drive-in” box cars for kids.

Richfield UMC’s carnival a hit for the community

On a beautiful summer Saturday last month, Richfield United Methodist Church hosted its fourth annual community carnival. The carnival featured a petting zoo, ...

Silent auction at Fairfax UMC raises money for Imagine No Malaria

Fairfax United Methodist Church has reached their pledged amount for Imagine No Malaria by hosting a silent auction fundraiser that brought in money from ...

Small Church of Peace launches big fight against hunger

When the Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People food shelf in Bloomington needed emergency bags of groceries for people unable to wait for the next available food...

Spirit River Community meets local needs through free legal clinic

“Hosting this important event is a privilege and gives us a chance to reach out to a population that might not have the resources able to go to a lawyer’s ...
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