General Conference 2020: A preliminary look at key legislation

An early look at some key legislation that The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will consider in May 2020.

Leading the church in a liminal time, living into our inclusive vision

About 50 clergy and lay leaders gathered to explore how to lead the church in a divergent culture at a liminal time, and how to live into our inclusive vision.

Bishop’s assistant Sheilah Kyburz to retire in August after 30 years

Sheilah Kyburz, who has supported four bishops over nearly three decades, announced plans to retire Aug. 1, 2020.

ConneXion retreat helps 26 laity clarify God’s call

At the ConneXion retreat, participants spent time discerning and clarifying their purpose and path as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Minnesotans leave Leadership Institute with hope, resolve

Sixty-two Minnesotans attended the event, which served as a forum for discussion and strategizing about the future of The United Methodist Church.
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Clergy Tax Tips

Money Matters

When it comes to taxes and savings, what you don’t know can hurt you financially. Here's some valuable tips on preparing income tax returns for clergy.

My hope is built on Jesus: World Communion Sunday message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I believe the core values...are found at the Lord’s table. For me, that center can be summarized in three words: Jesus, mission, and connection.”

Come to the well

Cindy Gregorson

In this season of the church, perhaps God is inviting us to trust that Jesus is the well and that is enough.

A heartfelt thank you to those who serve on ministry teams

Cindy Gregorson

A big thank you to the servant leaders who sit on boards, ministry teams, and action teams to steward our annual conference's mission and ministry.

Pray for our farmers

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.

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A regular—or decaf—act of kindness

The last Saturday of each month, Mosaic United Methodist Church members buy the first drink for everyone who comes into the Brookdale Caribou coffee shop ...

Advent 5K runners chase down malaria

More than 100 members and friends of Advent United Methodist Church (Eagan) ran or walked five kilometers on Oct. 8 to raise over $2,500—and save more than 250 ...

Advent UMC engages in a day of sharing within community

Members of Advent United Methodist Church in Eagan wanted to celebrate the church’s 30-year anniversary by sharing God’s love with the community. They chose to ...

Advent UMC evangelizes through action on mission trips to Haiti

Almost every year, members from Advent United Methodist Church travel to Haiti to work on projects there in collaboration with local residents.

An outpouring of love on Christmas Day

On Christmas day the First United Methodist church of Red Wing brought 26 trays of goodies to those who had to work that day. They blessed the local fire and ...
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