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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.

Video: Project AgGrad changes lives and communities

Past AgGrad students reflect on what they learned and how they are using their knowledge to make a difference in their home countries.

Vineyard UMC reaches new people amid COVID-19

Investing in video equipment, creating high-quality children's videos, and following up with online worshippers has helped the church attract new people.
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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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Coon Rapids UMC children, youth provide ‘blessing bags’ to homeless

Children and youth at Coon Rapids UMC filled Ziploc bags with necessities to distribute to people in the community who lack consistent housing.

Crane Lake Chapel parishioners fix up home, reach new community member

After noticing a house in the community that was in need of repair, parishioners of the Crane Lake Chapel in northern Minnesota decided to help the owner fix up...

Ed Dallas rides his bike coast to coast for UMC Mobile Ministry

Ed Dallas, a seasoned cyclist, is riding his bicycle over 4,000 miles across the country this summer to raise awareness and funds for UMC Mobile Ministry. UMC ...

Elk River UMC serves as warming house, offering food, fellowship during statewide hockey event

As the community of Elk River welcomed 5,700 hockey players and fans for “Hockey Day Minnesota” in January, Elk River United Methodist Church transformed itself...

Excelsior UMC teen connects generations at church

Hannah Dudak, a junior at Chanhassen High School, implemented a program to connect different generations at her church, Excelsior United Methodist.
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