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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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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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