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Meet the 2021 clergy new to the Minnesota Conference

Here’s a look at the incoming clergy—what drew them here, what they’re excited about, their spiritual gifts, their hopes for the UMC, and some fun facts.

10 evangelism strategies your church can use

These strategies for reaching people include prayer boxes, intentional neighboring, community surveying, and interest groups.

11 area clergy complete Nonprofit Church Leadership Program, 7 begin

Two recent graduates share how the program has impacted them, and two incoming students talk about what they are hoping to learn.

Project AgGrad student completes graduate studies

Emmanuel Adeyemo completed his Ph.D. and will soon return to Nigeria to help increase food production there.

44 MN churches donate UMCOR kits for disaster-torn areas

The tornado, health, and cleaning kits will be distributed to disaster-ravaged areas around the world where they are needed most.
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Learning to ask for money standing up

Money Matters

Rev. Rachael Warner shares how a struggling church she served changed the way they looked at finances and generosity.

July 4 reflections

Bishop David Bard

Bishop Bard reflects on both the accomplishments and failings of the United States and shares his desire for an America for all, not just for the sake of our ...

The Joyful Journey: Heading for Annual Conference

Bishop David Bard

Bishop Bard reminisces about annual conferences past and talks about how each year this gathering serves as a means of grace, even when it happens virtually.

Saving the past for the future

From the Archives

It's important for congregations to preserve for future generations records that document the ways they shifted their methods and ministry over the past year.

The Joyful Journey: Hanging on and keeping going

Bishop David Bard

In these difficult days, we hang on by faith and trust that in Christ, all things will hold together.

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Christ UMC in Rochester hosts climate conversation

More than 60 people from churches in Rochester, Plainview, Chatfield, and elsewhere met at Christ United Methodist Church to strategize faith-based action on ...

Christmas Eve brunch—and branching out to the community

Mounds Park UMC hosted a brunch on Christmas Eve and invited the outside community.

Churches’ ‘Souper Bowl’ yields 1,000+ cans of soup for hungry

The Seahawks and the Broncos weren’t the only ones competing on Feb. 2. Two churches in the Minnesota Conference were having a “Souper Bowl” of their own.

Community Coffee Saturdays offer simple, effective outreach

There is a place to stop for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation in the little village of East Chain in southern Minnesota. The United Methodist Women ...

Congregation-wide book study paves way for featured speaker, ecclesiologist Tony Jones

United Methodist Church of Anoka and its satellite campus, Northern Light, took part in an all-congregation book study, named “One Congregation, One Book.” They...
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