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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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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