2019 conference highlights to share with your church

Three days of annual conference turned into a summary of key points to share with members of your congregation!

Bishop’s Episcopal Address: Thirsty Again?

"Go to the well," Bishop Ough said. "Tell everyone you can where they can find the living water.

Legislation round-up, GC2020 delegates

Conference members voted on several key pieces of legislation—and elected delegates to represent them at the 2020 General and Jurisdictional Conferences.

Mark Teasdale: Evangelism for non-evangelists

Teaching session speaker, Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale, broke down fears and stereotypes to show that we can all be effective evangelists.

Conference adopts vision naming commitment to LGBTQIA+ inclusion

Annual Conference members voted 491-86 to adopt the vision and 446-108 to adopt a statement against the General Conference-approved Traditional Plan.
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A hopeful spirit: Vietnam Mission Initiative update

Lyndy Zabel

The Minnesota Conference Vietnam Steering Team continues to be committed to partnering with Vietnam as the people of that country continue to reach and make ...

FAQs: Pre-conference district gatherings

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Answers to the questions people have been asking at the pre-conference district gatherings being held across Minnesota.

Do Christians retire?

Minnesota United Methodists

“Retirement itself is a cipher, and freedom is also a cipher,” says Rev. Clay Oglesbee. “What we freely give of ourselves after retiring is the true question ...

Playing in the sandbox

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Rev. Terri Horn suggests we go back to the sandbox of our youth and remember who owns it, the mission, and what we are to do within it.

More wisdom for leading in this time

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Clergy in the Minnesota Conference share how they are living and leading during this uncertain time in The United Methodist Church.

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At North UMC, ‘faith is community’

North United Methodist Church is big on community outreach. One of its most well known ministries is its clothing closet, through which residents in need can ...

At Thief River Falls UMC, talents, denominations combine for Imagine No Malaria

Three talented musicians who attend a nearby Lutheran church heard about Thief River Falls’ ambitious fundraising goal for Imagine No Malaria and offered to ...

Blooming Grove runs for the loaves and sings for (others’) supper

On Oct. 2, a clear, bright, and cool fall Saturday, Blooming Grove United Methodist Church attracted 76 runners and walkers for their first “Run for the Loaves”...

Brooklyn UMC youth offer token of warmth and comfort for families of Sandy Hook victims

In response to the Dec. 14 shooting in which twenty children and six school administrators were killed, youth from Brooklyn United Methodist Church (Brooklyn ...

Byron UMC brings help and hope to refugee camps in Afghanistan

Byron United Methodist Church’s confirmation class project collected 500 pairs of shoes, which went to a refugee camp in Afghanistan. Church members went to a ...
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