Four interns, host churches selected for 2018 ELI Project internship

Meet the 2018 class of ELI Project interns. The ELI Project identifies, encourages, and supports young adults who are exploring a call to vocational ministry.

Annual Conference preview: Arts as spiritual practice

Try your hand at various creative arts stations hosted by talented artists, then stay for a concert with singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer!

Shmita year helps clergy reflect, recharge, plan for future

Every seven years, clergy have a "Shmita" year in which they attend a retreat, read and discuss books, journal, take a sabbatical, and plan for the future.

Church ratifies three constitutional amendments

Two of the five possible amendments, both addressing the equality of women in the church, fell short of the required support from annual conference voters.

Bishops recommend 'One Church Plan' as Way Forward

Having considered the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, bishops will recommend the "One Church Plan" to the 2019 General Conference.
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5/29/2018: Early Response Basic Training and Recertification ...

Be among the first to help after a natural disaster....

5/30/2018: MN UMC Annual Conference 2018

Discover Joy: Live Deeply!

6/16/2018: Henderson Settlement Mission Trip

Assist people living in extreme poverty by taking part in this all ages (kids too!) mission trip.

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A place where everyone belongs

Spirit River Community in Isanti is now largely sustainable and, more importantly, positioned to extend its impact!

A new experience for 2020 Annual Conference

Cindy Gregorson

We are planning for our 2020 Annual Conference to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in conjunction with the Dakotas Conference.

To Go On Anyhow

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Rev. Martin Luther King did not come preaching something new; he came shouting something we already knew, but failed to live.

The Risen Christ is Coming

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Easter is about realizing that our story, our journey, with Jesus is beginning rather than ending, Bishop Bruce R. Ough said in his 2018 Easter message.

Never again: Listen to the children

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I am so encouraged by what I have witnessed of Gen Z following Parkland ... They may be God’s voice calling us to remember and live our Wesleyan rule of life.”

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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 ...

Willmar UMC rises to donor’s challenge, donates two arks of animals, five pigs to families in need

In conjunction with vacation Bible school, which had a “Down on the Farm” theme, Willmar United Methodist Church Education Director Jackie Svejkovsky hoped that...

Youth group helps neighbors, raises funds for back-to-school haircuts

Back-to-school haircuts can be costly for parents. The youth group at Peace United Methodist Church in Virginia thought of a great way to reach neighbors and ...
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