60+ Minnesotans participate in Our Movement Forward, work to shape church’s future

The summit brought more than 300 attendees to Minneapolis to collaborate on a vision of the church that centers people of color and queer and trans individuals.

Scholarship honors work, legacy of Bishop and Char Ough

An endowed scholarship in the Oughs' names will provide an annual scholarship to a Hamline University student discerning a call to vocational ministry.

MN churches help Sierra Leone school come to fruition

The Rev. Richard Ormsby Secondary School in Baiwalla, Sierra Leone, will open its doors in September and enable 800 children to graduate from high school.

The Ministry Lab opens, explores new ways to resource churches

The Ministry Lab fosters experimentation, innovation, and creativity for churches as they seek to remain vibrant and relevant.

Minnesota EarthKeepers double in number, discern next steps

At a recent training, 30 people reflected on God’s call to care for the planet and learned skills for organizing their communities around environmental justice.
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Wisdom for leading at such a time as this

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Clergy in the Minnesota Conference share how they are living and leading during this uncertain time in The United Methodist Church.

What to do in liminal space (between what was and what could be)

An exploration of “liminal space”—that period when some kind of transition is underway, but it’s not clear what we should do, or how, or when.

Collaboration guide for centering marginalized voices

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

A collaboration guide created for the "Our Movement Forward" event offers excellent suggestions for partnering with those in the LGBTQAI+ community.

LGBTQ and you: Introductory glossary of terms and usage

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

A look at terms related to five aspects of human sexuality: sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and sexual behavior.

Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough urges Minnesota United Methodists to stay together and strong in this in-between time, and to be the leaders and the church God is calling us to be.

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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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