2023 legislation round-up

Resolutions oppose assault-style weapons, address Israeli detention of children, and support a U.S. Regional Conference and removal of discriminatory policies.

Awards given for discipleship, evangelism, multiplication, healing a broken world

Seven individuals, three churches, and one organization were recognized for the ways they have made a difference in their communities and across Minnesota.

Bishop’s Episcopal Address: Quite Enough Love for All of Us

“I wonder if you would just join with me in leaning in...to one another in this room and declaring that there is indeed enough love for all of us.”

Conference recognizes 36 pastors celebrating milestones in ministry

“That’s my prayer for you: that you will lead others toward beloved community,” she told those entering a new phase of ministry.

Rev. Dr. Michael Beck: Fresh Expressions

People with no connection to the church are finding life in communities forming in places ranging from restaurants and dog parks to tattoo parlors.
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Clergy Leadership Academy: 'Yes' space for designing the future

Jody Thone

This year, Clergy Leadership Academy participants explored the essential leadership task of leading and equipping others.

Fresh Expressions

Cindy Gregorson

At Annual Conference, there will be three opportunities to dive into what a Fresh Expression is, how it can work in your context, and what to do next.

Easter message: Who is it you are looking for?

Bishop Lanette Plambeck

After encountering the risen Jesus at the tomb on Easter morning, Mary Magdalene was never the same again, and neither are we.

Pipelines, partnerships and promises

Cindy Gregorson

Our apportionment system creates a pipeline, an infrastructure, that allows us to get ministry and resources where they are needed.

Iglesia Piedra Viva celebrates Driver’s Licenses for All legislation after years of advocacy

Minnesota United Methodists

Pastor Jesus Purisaca led prayer vigils and spoke and prayed over march and rally participants as their unofficial chaplain.

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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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