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12 clergy recognized at celebratory worship service

Six clergy were ordained, five were commissioned, and one was recognized as an associate member at a small worship service that most guests attended virtually.

4 great ideas to reach, bless, serve during pandemic

Here are four specific ways that four different churches have made a difference—each of which other congregations of any size could easily replicate.

Messiah UMC reaches children online (and you can too!)

Kid Street is an engaging worship experience for children, and Messiah invites other congregations to use its videos to reach children in their own communities.

U.S. Bishops call for full participation in Nov. elections

Bishop Ough is among more than 50 U.S. bishops calling on United Methodists to support voter registration and vote in the Nov. 3 elections.

Northern Pines Camp doubles in size after land acquisition

The land will provide space for visitors to enjoy new activities like hiking, tent camping, and cross-country skiing, and expand some current program offerings.
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Church Budgeting: It’s time to take off the cruise control

Money Matters

If your church budget stays mostly the same from year to year, or if the decision you spend the most time on is pastor and staff raises, it's time to turn off ...

How Minnesota Methodists navigated the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

MN Commission on Archives and History

A look at how Methodists in Minnesota navigated the pandemic from a century ago, and the similarities in how churches are being impacted today.

Blessing of the books (and those who use them)

Ben Ingebretson

Rev. Ben Ingebretson offers six suggestions for supporting educators and students as we adjust to this most unusual school year.

A pandemic of kindness

Cindy Gregorson

Can we infect the world with a different kind of virus that multiplies—one of love and compassion?

Faith and water justice

Caring for Creation

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

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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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