Training church members to help care for people with dementia

Through her nonprofit, Tracy Keibler offers a free training program that helps church members learn to serve as companion visitors for people with dementia.

Transitional Table begins work, identifies 5 key areas

Here's a glimpse at the Transitional Table's first meeting, and a survey through which you can give feedback to guide their work.

Adaptive VBS gives autistic children inclusive faith-building experience

After hearing about autistic kids being unwelcome at church activities, Rachel Casper decided to create a specialized VBS for kids on the spectrum.

NCJ recommendation: Return to 9 bishops, 1 shared by DK-MN

The NCJ Committee on the Episcopacy recommends having nine active bishops in 2023, with the Dakotas and Minnesota sharing one.

7 area clergy complete Practical Church Leadership Program, gain new tools for ministry

“It was well worth the time, effort, and money needed,” said Rev. Katherine Cornell, who serves Asbury UMC in Duluth.
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The Joyful Journey: It's complicated

Bishop David Bard

The moral obligation to be intelligent and the ability to recognize, appreciate, and account for complexity have something to do with being mature in Christ.

What we can learn from church plants in Seattle

Ben Ingebretson

Christianity is not dying; it is changing for the good. Nominal and cultural faith is shedding meaningless practices and labels while people of genuine faith ...

Church closures: The story behind the story

Susan Nienaber

We are a resurrection people who believe that new life springs forth from death. Here's how the missions of two churches that closed are continuing in new ways.

Hanging on to hope

Cindy Gregorson

What if we intentionally foster community? Would hope increase and would there be more light all around us? Would that begin to change our world?

The Joyful Journey: Take a moment or two

Bishop David Bard

The world is terrible and beautiful. We must take time for the beauty because not only does it increase the capacity of our hearts but it is an act of profound ...

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Normandale Hylands UM Women engage community in fighting human trafficking

After Normandale Hylands United Methodist Women read a book about human trafficking in the United States and discovered that the problem was prevalent in ...

North UMC uses social media to rally community, serve hungry

Many of us use social media to connect with our friends, but how about if we use it to spur action in our communities?

Northfield UMC reaches community through free playtime for young children

Every Tuesday and Thursday, from 8 to 10 a.m., young children and their caregivers can stop by for playtime in the church’s carpeted gym.

Oakwood UMC recognized for adopting New Ulm elementary school

The church collects and distributes emergency clothing, school supplies, and care items.

Packing for the weekend: Feeding hungry children in Lake City

A year ago a team of volunteers at Lake City United Methodist Church began an outreach ministry called “Packing for the Weekend.” This program feeds children on...
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