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Conservation easement preserves Star Lake land, generates resources for camping ministry

Minnesota Land Trust paid the Minnesota Conference $1.218 million for a conservation easement covering 383 acres of Star Lake Wilderness Camp land.

Creatively built teleprompter enhances connection with online viewers

To solve the problem of having to break eye contact with online viewers to refer to his notes during sermons, Rev. Josh Doughty built a teleprompter.

Keep Our Campfires Glowing: Camping ministry needs YOU!

Suspended operations due to COVID-19 have resulted in financial challenges for area camps. A “Keep Our Campfires Glowing” campaign aims to help.

Meet the Minnesota Conference’s new clergy for 2020

Clergy starting their first Minnesota Conference appointment share their gifts and passions, what drew them here, and their hopes for The UMC.

Iglesia Piedra Viva helps families, welcomes new people

The church start has given grants for housing, food, and technology; started a tutoring program; and assisted with a food giveaway and resource fair.
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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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“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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