Bishop's pastoral letter: Vaccinations, masking, and caring for others

Bishop Bard encourages vaccinations and masking, and says the United Methodist tradition does not support religious exemptions for vaccinations.

Serve MSP brings Shoebox Christmas to children in need

Minnesota youth groups are invited to pack 500 shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts for children in need. You can join in the effort.

Tree stump reminds aging church: God is not done with us

A tree stump and speeches given from atop it reminded members of Hill City UMC that the congregation is alive and still has work to do.

Reach with missional communities

Rev. Rachel Gilmore offers some examples and tips for creating missional communities, which reach non-church-goers outside of church buildings.

25 churches respond to urgent call to assist storm-ravaged areas

Twenty-five congregations throughout the state donated 6,000 pounds worth of supplies in response to an urgent call from UMCOR.
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Front Line Workers in Congregational Settings

Susan Nienaber

District Superintendent Susan Nienaber shares advice for church office workers navigating difficult interactions and strategies for maintaining professionalism.

Masks and unmasking

Bishop David Bard

While masks are useful and sometimes necessary, they can also be harmful when they obscure our vision or hide us from ourselves. Unmasking is also necessary.

Taking cues from Ted Lasso

Cindy Gregorson

Trusting the power of love, believing in people, and calling them to believe in themselves: Wasn't that a prime way Jesus went about his ministry?

The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."

Two branches of the river

Cindy Gregorson

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on her takeaways from the emerging Global Methodist Church's New Day Conference and how we can be the church amid change.

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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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