‘Cinema and the Street’ aims to attract, engage young adults

Young adults are invited to participate in a virtual showing of "Push" about the lack of affordable housing, and then volunteer at Simpson Housing Services.

Tech and ministry specialist ready to help churches enhance digital ministry

Tanner will help churches improve their digital ministry while also developing systems and teams that move us forward with technology as an annual conference.

Camp MN offers meaningful summer experience amid pandemic

A total of 923 campers had a safe and enjoyable summer experience thanks to extra precautions that the camps took amid COVID-19.

Churches share God’s love with students returning to school

Three churches share how they are supporting teachers and students as they return to school. Church-school partnerships are a key way to love our neighbors.

3 grant opportunities to apply for now

Apply now for Investing in Congregations, Dare to Reach, and Digital Campus grants!
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Taking cues from Ted Lasso

Cindy Gregorson

Trusting the power of love, believing in people, and calling them to believe in themselves: Wasn't that a prime way Jesus went about his ministry?

The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."

Two branches of the river

Cindy Gregorson

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on her takeaways from the emerging Global Methodist Church's New Day Conference and how we can be the church amid change.

Sabbath reset

Cindy Gregorson

What is church if Sunday morning worship is not the main thing anymore? What would it be like to create Sabbath experiences that connect to our soul hungers?

Maintaining and preserving church records

From the Archives

What do you do with all those church records? Here's a look at how they may be used and why it's important to develop a record retention policy.

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Coon Rapids UMC children, youth provide ‘blessing bags’ to homeless

Children and youth at Coon Rapids UMC filled Ziploc bags with necessities to distribute to people in the community who lack consistent housing.

Crane Lake Chapel parishioners fix up home, reach new community member

After noticing a house in the community that was in need of repair, parishioners of the Crane Lake Chapel in northern Minnesota decided to help the owner fix up...

Ed Dallas rides his bike coast to coast for UMC Mobile Ministry

Ed Dallas, a seasoned cyclist, is riding his bicycle over 4,000 miles across the country this summer to raise awareness and funds for UMC Mobile Ministry. UMC ...

Elk River UMC serves as warming house, offering food, fellowship during statewide hockey event

As the community of Elk River welcomed 5,700 hockey players and fans for “Hockey Day Minnesota” in January, Elk River United Methodist Church transformed itself...

Excelsior UMC teen connects generations at church

Hannah Dudak, a junior at Chanhassen High School, implemented a program to connect different generations at her church, Excelsior United Methodist.
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