Racial justice grants help churches learn, listen, grow

Nearly 20 churches received a grant for a book study, and the impact on each congregation has been significant. You can still apply for a grant

Churches remember the 21 who died in Uvalde school shooting

Some churches created a display of empty chairs to remember and honor those who died at the hands of a gunman at Robb Elementary.

2022 conference highlights to share with your church

Highlights from two full days of worship, discerning, and celebrating that you can bring back to members of your congregation.

Bishop's pastoral Letter on Texas school shooting

In his letter, Bishop David Bard urges us to pray, and to take action to address our society's problem with violence.

Bishop’s Episcopal Address: ‘Cured’

Bishop David Bard: “Journeying together toward beloved community: May this be the Minnesota Conference.”
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Helping teens resist oppression online

Dana Neuhauser

Many teens encounter white nationalist messaging and toxic representations of marginalized communities through online gaming and social media. How can we help ...

Juneteenth: What you should know

Minnesota United Methodists

Juneteenth did not entirely end the enslavement or forced involuntary servitude of Africans, but its celebration still has a place.

The Joyful Journey: Disaffiliation, anti-racism, responding to violence

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard gives updates on disaffiliation, encourages every church to engage in anti-racism work, and shares how we might respond to recent violence.

The Joyful Journey: May showers

Bishop David Bard

As Annual Conference nears, Bishop Bard invites us to think about “rain”—a practice to help us respond vs. react, and lean into productivity vs. reactivity.

An opportunity to support displaced Ukranians

Fred Vanderwerf

United Methodist ministries in Lviv, Ukraine are buying a house in a nearby village for internally displaced people to stay.

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Reconciling movement spurs evangelism and discipleship at Minnetonka UMC

Minnetonka has grown 6 percent per year to reach average Sunday worship of 284 and total membership of 519 in 2015.

Rethink church conferences—throw a party instead

On Sunday, about 200 people from Cross Winds showed up wearing flowered shirts, sunglasses, and hats. Between reports and budget discussions, members ...

Richfield UMC journeyed to Jerusalem during Lent

Members of Richfield United Methodist Church found a unique way to exercise their bodies and souls throughout Lent.

Richfield UMC sandwich-making ministry provides food for homeless neighbors

363 Days organization seeks to provide those people who are experiencing homelessness with food for every day out of the year (363 because there are typically ...

Richfield UMC youth spread the word about homelessness in MN

Richfield UMC youth educate and encourage congregation members to take part in ending homelessness through creating a display with a tent and backpack to ...
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