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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Town’s annual celebration provides an opportunity to raise awareness for Imagine No Malaria

Each summer, the town of Adrian, Minn., hosts a “Christmas in July” celebration for the community. Seeing an opportunity for community involvement with Imagine ...

UZone

UZone provides a safe space for Paynesville kids after school.

Wednesday Night Dinners started as internal ministry, grew to serve others

Wednesday night, like for many churches, is a busy night at Coon Rapids United Methodist Church. Chancel choir rehearsal and youth group meetings ensure a full,...

Wheelock UMC hosts Hmong youth from across U.S.

On April 11 and 12, Wheelock United Methodist Church in St. Paul hosted about 140 Hmong youth and young adults from across the United States for an annual event...

White Bear Lake UMC breaks bread with community

Since constructing the bread oven in 2010, it has brought together the White Bear Lake community on many occasions: meals for local residents, bread-baking ...
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