Bishop's pastoral letter: Vaccinations, masking, and caring for others

Bishop Bard encourages vaccinations and masking, and says the United Methodist tradition does not support religious exemptions for vaccinations.

Serve MSP brings Shoebox Christmas to children in need

Minnesota youth groups are invited to pack 500 shoeboxes filled with Christmas gifts for children in need. You can join in the effort.

Tree stump reminds aging church: God is not done with us

A tree stump and speeches given from atop it reminded members of Hill City UMC that the congregation is alive and still has work to do.

Reach with missional communities

Rev. Rachel Gilmore offers some examples and tips for creating missional communities, which reach non-church-goers outside of church buildings.

25 churches respond to urgent call to assist storm-ravaged areas

Twenty-five congregations throughout the state donated 6,000 pounds worth of supplies in response to an urgent call from UMCOR.
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Front Line Workers in Congregational Settings

Susan Nienaber

District Superintendent Susan Nienaber shares advice for church office workers navigating difficult interactions and strategies for maintaining professionalism.

Masks and unmasking

Bishop David Bard

While masks are useful and sometimes necessary, they can also be harmful when they obscure our vision or hide us from ourselves. Unmasking is also necessary.

Taking cues from Ted Lasso

Cindy Gregorson

Trusting the power of love, believing in people, and calling them to believe in themselves: Wasn't that a prime way Jesus went about his ministry?

The Joyful Journey: I Just Wasn’t Made For This Time?

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard encourages those feeling overwhelmed and reminds us that we have a God who will be with us "to the end of the age."

Two branches of the river

Cindy Gregorson

Rev. Cindy Gregorson reflects on her takeaways from the emerging Global Methodist Church's New Day Conference and how we can be the church amid change.

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Christ UMC in Rochester hosts climate conversation

More than 60 people from churches in Rochester, Plainview, Chatfield, and elsewhere met at Christ United Methodist Church to strategize faith-based action on ...

Christmas Eve brunch—and branching out to the community

Mounds Park UMC hosted a brunch on Christmas Eve and invited the outside community.

Churches’ ‘Souper Bowl’ yields 1,000+ cans of soup for hungry

The Seahawks and the Broncos weren’t the only ones competing on Feb. 2. Two churches in the Minnesota Conference were having a “Souper Bowl” of their own.

Community Coffee Saturdays offer simple, effective outreach

There is a place to stop for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation in the little village of East Chain in southern Minnesota. The United Methodist Women ...

Congregation-wide book study paves way for featured speaker, ecclesiologist Tony Jones

United Methodist Church of Anoka and its satellite campus, Northern Light, took part in an all-congregation book study, named “One Congregation, One Book.” They...
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