Congregational prayer for Sunday, Feb. 24

As the Special Session of General Conference begins, all congregations are encouraged to use this prayer during their worship services on Sunday (Feb. 24).

Lay speaker Jack Rogers delivers 500th sermon

“I’m as plain and ordinary as you can get . . . If I can do it, anyone can do it,” Jack Rogers said about lay speaking.

Lydia Project exceeds pledge goal

The number of handmade scarves that congregations have pledged exceeds the 10,000 goal! Every General Conference 2020 attendee will be welcomed with a scarf.

10 things to know about General Conference 2019

We've compiled a great set of information and resources to help you understand and follow along with what happens at General Conference 2019.

Nonprofit leadership program projects resource churches

Ten Minnesota clergy and eight Dakotas clergy are working on applied projects designed to connect course content to their professional work environment.
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Preparing our hearts and minds for General Conference

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

I humbly offer you several considerations for your spiritual preparations for General Conference. Let us set all our hope on the grace of Jesus Christ!

Starting 2019 off right

Money Matters

Marcia Alexander, a member at Epworth UMC and a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial, poses five important financial questions for clergy.

The heart of the Magi: Bishop's Christmas message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough encourages us to approach this Christmas with the hearts of the Magi: constantly being formed and shaped into the way of the Lord.

The Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth

Jody Thone

A look at what the Enneagram is and how it can be a helpful tool for personal and spiritual reflection and growth.

A prayer for the harvest

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

During this difficult harvest season, Bishop Ough prays that joy and gladness be restored to our orchards and farms and ranches.

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Richfield UMC’s carnival a hit for the community

On a beautiful summer Saturday last month, Richfield United Methodist Church hosted its fourth annual community carnival. The carnival featured a petting zoo, ...

Silent auction at Fairfax UMC raises money for Imagine No Malaria

Fairfax United Methodist Church has reached their pledged amount for Imagine No Malaria by hosting a silent auction fundraiser that brought in money from ...

Small Church of Peace launches big fight against hunger

When the Volunteers Enlisted to Assist People food shelf in Bloomington needed emergency bags of groceries for people unable to wait for the next available food...

Spirit River Community meets local needs through free legal clinic

“Hosting this important event is a privilege and gives us a chance to reach out to a population that might not have the resources able to go to a lawyer’s ...

Spirit River Community’s “Ask-a-Lawyer Day” eases anxiety for new Americans

Recognizing that things like navigating landlord-tenant relations, understanding child custody laws, and filing taxes can be difficult and complicated for new ...
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