Letter: Staying the course

In light of Gov. Walz relaxing restrictions for churches’ gatherings, Bishop Ough urges congregations to stay the course, worship online, and remain cautious.

Letter: Keeping on, looking ahead

Bishop Ough urges congregations to go slow in resuming in-person gatherings and to adhere to a Minnesota Conference Phased Re-Gathering Plan.

Reach: Learning how to lead a scattered church

Here are four practical strategies you can use to reach new people in a time when the church is scattered.

Virtual small group offers support, spiritual growth, deep friendship

Every night at 9 p.m. for nearly 60 consecutive days, somewhere between five and 15 people have gathered online for a devotion, sharing, support, and dialogue.

Osterholm and Walz talk COVID-19 and churches

Dr. Michael Osterholm encourages churches to embrace virtual gatherings, and Gov. Tim Walz said he is committed to partnering on guidance for faith communities.
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State of the Church Address: You Have Never Traveled This Way Before

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough celebrates the ways congregations are creatively adapting amid the pandemic he offers encouragement and considerations for the road ahead.

Some good news: 6 ELI interns named, 6 NEXT grants awarded

Jody Thone

Six college students will participate in The ELI Project, and six churches have received a NEXT grant to create a high school internship.

From gratitude to generosity

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough reflects on the relationship between gratitude and generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.

Can we win at COVID ministry without the queen?

Ben Ingebretson

Consider starting an online micro-community that targets an acute, felt need. Now is the best time to engage new people in areas of great need!

EarthKeepers discipleship group sparks missional ideas, urban-rural connections

Caring for Creation

Joe Meinholz shares his experience with his Minnesota EarthKeepers Covenant Discipleship Group.

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Byron UMC shoe giveaway touches hearts, calls church to mission

Rev. Beth Perez invited members to bring new shoes to donate to the children at Rio Bravo Children’s Home in Mexico. The church, which averages 85 in worship ...

Centennial hosts first Disability Awareness Sunday

Centennial UMC in Roseville recently hosted its first ever Disability Awareness Sunday, where members experienced being in ministry with people with ...

Centennial UMC helps community with advance care planning

The church hosted an informative panel discussion and workshop on the timely topic of advance care planning, and 57 community members attended.

Champlin UMC hosts clothing ‘boutique’ for families in need

On August 4, Champlin United Methodist Church, other faith groups, local schools, and the surrounding community hosted a clothing “boutique” that allowed ...

Chatfield UMC distributes blessing stones throughout community

This summer, members of Chatfield United Methodist Church embarked on a pilgrimage that involved placing blessing stones around their 2,800-person city and ...
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