Bishop’s Episcopal Address: ‘Cured’

Bishop David Bard: “Journeying together toward beloved community: May this be the Minnesota Conference.”

Day 2 highlights: Looking ahead, legislation, and honoring retirees

Attendees looked ahead, shared their hopes and dreams, approved key legislation, acknowledged churches that are closing or leaving, and thanked retirees.

19 clergy ordained, commissioned, recognized

“The world needs the ministry of Jesus Christ through the church,” Bishop David Bard told honorees. “This matters. Tonight matters.”

Day 1 highlights: Celebrating ministry, diversity-related legislation, and worship

Rev. Cynthia Williams: “In the midst of a pandemic, a denomination separating...God has been faithful and you, the people of God, have stepped out in faith.”

A look at racial diversity within the Minnesota Conference

Data reveal we’re nowhere close to reflecting the diversity of our state at any of the three levels examined: local churches, clergy, and conference staff.
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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.

The art of letting go

Cindy Gregorson

As we prepare for a separation of The UMC, we must trust that God will love us through it, and we will have the courage to love each other into what is ahead.

The Joyful Journey: One More, Once

Bishop David Bard

Even when we encounter the world's pain and brutality, we remain open to hope because we trust that in the end, love triumphs and resurrection awaits.

Race and racism: What to do when you say the wrong thing

Dana Neuhauser

Rev. Dana Neuhauser suggests that when we mess up or say the wrong thing, we approach our discomfort as an invitation for growth and transformation.

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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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