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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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At North UMC, ‘faith is community’

North United Methodist Church is big on community outreach. One of its most well known ministries is its clothing closet, through which residents in need can ...

At Thief River Falls UMC, talents, denominations combine for Imagine No Malaria

Three talented musicians who attend a nearby Lutheran church heard about Thief River Falls’ ambitious fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria and offered to ...

Blooming Grove runs for the loaves and sings for (others’) supper

On Oct. 2, a clear, bright, and cool fall Saturday, Blooming Grove United Methodist Church attracted 76 runners and walkers for their first “Run for the Loaves”...

Brooklyn UMC youth offer token of warmth and comfort for families of Sandy Hook victims

In response to the Dec. 14 shooting in which twenty children and six school administrators were killed, youth from Brooklyn United Methodist Church (Brooklyn ...

Byron UMC brings help and hope to refugee camps in Afghanistan

Byron United Methodist Church’s confirmation class project collected 500 pairs of shoes, which went to a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Church members went to a ...
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