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Bishop's message: Staying safe as we head into fall

Bishop Bruce R. Ough offers some reminders and encouragement as we head into fall during the global pandemic.

Reach: Recovering evangelism in the church

Rev. Matt Miofsky shared practical advice about creating a culture of evangelism in the latest Reach! webinar.

Bishop’s assistant to postpone retirement, Janet Beard to succeed her on interim basis

Sheilah Kyburz has postponed her planned retirement by eight months, and Janet Beard will succeed her on an interim basis beginning April 1, 2021.

Bishop’s Episcopal Address: ‘A Light Rising in the Darkness’

Bishop Ough urged Minnesota United Methodists to always say “yes” to being the light to the world, a beacon of hope in the darkness, and to remember who we are.

Legislation round-up

Members approved a 2021 budget, separately incorporating the Board of Pensions and Health Benefits, and amending Hamline University Articles of Incorporation.
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Faith and water justice

Caring for Creation

How Environmental Justice Organizer Isaiah Friesen integrated passions for faith and climate with the Ecumenical Water Initiative.

Spirit River’s ‘special sauce’ and new chapter

Susan Nienaber

Spirit River Community Church and Foundation, which have made an impact and partnered with other congregations, sold its building and is preparing for what's ...

Being a better anti-racist

Minnesota United Methodists

First, grow a thicker skin. Secondly, believe those experiencing injustice, says Rev. Laquaan Malachi, who serves North UMC in Minneapolis.

Managing financial trauma

Money Matters

The good news is we can take action to avoid and minimize financial trauma.

Police reform must involve reconciliation

Minnesota United Methodists

Rev. Dr. Shawn R. Moore reflects on his former roles as a U.S. Navy specialist and police officer, and how they inform his views of what's happening today.

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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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