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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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Byron UMC shoe giveaway touches hearts, calls church to mission

Rev. Beth Perez invited members to bring new shoes to donate to the children at Rio Bravo Children’s Home in Mexico. The church, which averages 85 in worship ...

Centennial hosts first Disability Awareness Sunday

Centennial UMC in Roseville recently hosted its first ever Disability Awareness Sunday, where members experienced being in ministry with people with ...

Centennial UMC helps community with advance care planning

The church hosted an informative panel discussion and workshop on the timely topic of advance care planning, and 57 community members attended.

Champlin UMC hosts clothing ‘boutique’ for families in need

On August 4, Champlin United Methodist Church, other faith groups, local schools, and the surrounding community hosted a clothing “boutique” that allowed ...

Chatfield UMC distributes blessing stones throughout community

This summer, members of Chatfield United Methodist Church embarked on a pilgrimage that involved placing blessing stones around their 2,800-person city and ...
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