Online worship plays key role in reaching new people

Live streaming has become a key tool to help churches reach new people, share Christ, and provide support to those who aren’t part of a church community.

Foundation Director Val Walker to retire after 14 years

The Foundation board has begun a search for the organization’s next executive director.

Beardsley UMC reaches elderly through nursing home ministry

Each month, members of the small congregation visit two area nursing homes and lead residents in song, a message that relates to scripture, and prayer.

Lydia Zion UMC starts bilingual service, reaches new people

The church started a weekly bilingual worship service in May 2018 that welcomes 20 to 30, and its Wednesday programming draws 40 to 50.

Three stories of transformation and outreach

A powerful testimony about finding a church home, Santa bringing cheer to a sick boy, and a unique prayer ministry are stories that will touch your heart.
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The heart of the Magi: Bishop's Christmas message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough encourages us to approach this Christmas with the hearts of the Magi: constantly being formed and shaped into the way of the Lord.

The Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth

Jody Thone

A look at what the Enneagram is and how it can be a helpful tool for personal and spiritual reflection and growth.

A prayer for the harvest

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

During this difficult harvest season, Bishop Ough prays that joy and gladness be restored to our orchards and farms and ranches.

Their silence fills the earth

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough says we're called to break the silence for those who cannot, and to honor the truth of those who find their voice.

Stewarding the church in the 21st century

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Six key principles describe the responsibility and the opportunity we have to lead our congregations.

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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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