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Bishop Ough: Staying safe, turning the dial to red

Bishop Ough is turning the dial on our Re-gathering Plan back to red and asking all congregations to return to virtual worship and have staff work from home.

Reach Beyond: Moving from online worship into online discipleship

Is your church ready for more effective online discipleship? Find practical, easy ways to start discipleship building.

Faith communities and COVID-19: What you need to know

Health officials admonished clergy to use their influence to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, and Gov. Tim Walz announced new restrictions for receptions.

Cromwell, Moose Lake churches reach and connect in meaningful ways

The small two-point charge has significantly expanded its reach in this season of quarantine through engaging online worship services and book studies.

Minnesota churches work together to collect supplies for UMCOR

Twenty-four United Methodist churches from across Minnesota donated thousands of pounds of urgently needed items to UMCOR.
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3 ways to explore your rhythm of self-compassion

Jody Thone

How self-compassionate are you? Research suggests we must be compassionate to ourselves in order to extend compassion to others.

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?

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At North UMC, ‘faith is community’

North United Methodist Church is big on community outreach. One of its most well known ministries is its clothing closet, through which residents in need can ...

At Thief River Falls UMC, talents, denominations combine for Imagine No Malaria

Three talented musicians who attend a nearby Lutheran church heard about Thief River Falls’ ambitious fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria and offered to ...

Blooming Grove runs for the loaves and sings for (others’) supper

On Oct. 2, a clear, bright, and cool fall Saturday, Blooming Grove United Methodist Church attracted 76 runners and walkers for their first “Run for the Loaves”...

Brooklyn UMC youth offer token of warmth and comfort for families of Sandy Hook victims

In response to the Dec. 14 shooting in which twenty children and six school administrators were killed, youth from Brooklyn United Methodist Church (Brooklyn ...

Byron UMC brings help and hope to refugee camps in Afghanistan

Byron United Methodist Church’s confirmation class project collected 500 pairs of shoes, which went to a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Church members went to a ...
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