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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Town’s annual celebration provides an opportunity to raise awareness for Imagine No Malaria

Each summer, the town of Adrian, Minn., hosts a “Christmas in July” celebration for the community. Seeing an opportunity for community involvement with Imagine ...

UZone

UZone provides a safe space for Paynesville kids after school.

Wednesday Night Dinners started as internal ministry, grew to serve others

Wednesday night, like for many churches, is a busy night at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Chancel choir rehearsal and youth group meetings ensure a full,...

Wheelock UMC hosts Hmong youth from across U.S.

On April 11 and 12, Wheelock United Methodist Church in St. Paul hosted about 140 Hmong youth and young adults from across the United States for an annual event...

White Bear Lake UMC breaks bread with community

Since constructing the bread oven in 2010, it has brought together the White Bear Lake community on many occasions: meals for local residents, bread-baking ...
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