Online prayer vigil offers lament, call to action after death of George Floyd

“When we come together as community, the trauma is less and the healing is greater," Rev. Tyler Sit said during the vigil.

Reach: Online church the new missional frontier

Learn how to nurture your existing congregation while also planting a digital aspect of your church that is focused on outreach.

Bishop's statement on the death of George Floyd

Bishop Ough laments the tragic, racially charged, and unnecessary death of George Floyd and calls us to address this pervasive pandemic of racism.

GC2020, NCJ dates confirmed; Bishop Ough to stay through 2020

The 2020 General Conference will take place Aug. 29-Sept. 7, 2021 in Minneapolis; Bishop Ough will continue serving the Dakotas-Minnesota Area through 2020.

Letter: Staying the course

In light of Gov. Walz relaxing restrictions for churches’ gatherings, Bishop Ough urges congregations to stay the course, worship online, and remain cautious.
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State of the Church Address: You Have Never Traveled This Way Before

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough celebrates the ways congregations are creatively adapting amid the pandemic he offers encouragement and considerations for the road ahead.

Some good news: 6 ELI interns named, 6 NEXT grants awarded

Jody Thone

Six college students will participate in The ELI Project, and six churches have received a NEXT grant to create a high school internship.

From gratitude to generosity

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough reflects on the relationship between gratitude and generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can we win at COVID ministry without the queen?

Ben Ingebretson

Consider starting an online micro-community that targets an acute, felt need. Now is the best time to engage new people in areas of great need!

EarthKeepers discipleship group sparks missional ideas, urban-rural connections

Caring for Creation

Joe Meinholz shares his experience with his Minnesota EarthKeepers Covenant Discipleship Group.

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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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