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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Spirit River Community’s “Ask-a-Lawyer Day” eases anxiety for new Americans

Recognizing that things like navigating landlord-tenant relations, understanding child custody laws, and filing taxes can be difficult and complicated for new ...

STORM Camp goes missional once again

This year’s STORM Camp moved to Faribault. In late July, 63 students and 12 adult drivers from 14 congregations served 70 families in the community.

The Church Takes To The Streets

Urban CROSS service camp took place this summer, and was hugely successful. Fifty-four campers completed many projects on houses in the Dayton’s Bluff area of ...

The Recovery Church hosts inaugural biker blessing

“I believe God is riding with me,” says Mavis Fry, an avid motorcyclist. “I feel more aware of my surroundings and I ride more safely.” Fry is talking about why...

Thief River Falls UMC “Changes the World” During May

Thief River Falls United Methodist Church raised over $1,400 for Imagine No Malaria during the month of May. The church had a “Muffins for Malaria” fellowship ...
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