Racial justice audit process kicks off, will help create 3-year plan

Sabrina Tapia is about to begin the process of conducting a three-pronged racial justice audit and will use the data to create a three-year plan.

Grants help clergy tend to well-being, engage in self-care

To date, 83 grants have been distributed to Minnesota clergy for resources and experiences to improve their well-being.

3 new deaconesses/home missioners contribute to rise in MN

Within the past two years, the number of deaconesses and home missioners in the Minnesota Conference has grown by 150 percent from four to 10.

Delivering light and hope to Ukraine

United Church of Two Harbors is sponsoring and assembling solar units for citizens of Ukraine; you can participate too!

Bishop Lanette Plambeck announces leadership transitions

Rev. Carol Zaagsma will become assistant to the bishop for connectional ministries, effective July 1, 2024; Rev. Fred Vanderwerf will become assistant to the ...
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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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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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