A look at racial diversity within the Minnesota Conference

Data reveal we’re nowhere close to reflecting the diversity of our state at any of the three levels examined: local churches, clergy, and conference staff.

Bishop's pastoral letter: Buffalo and The Beatitudes

After last weekend's mass shooting, Bishop David Bard urges us to pray for those who mourn and to have difficult conversations about race and hatred in the U.S.

Lake Harriet UMC attempts to build world’s largest pillow fort

The more than 700 pillows that members donated will go to several organizations that serve people experiencing homelessness.

2 ELI interns to explore ministry up close this summer

The interns, who are both in seminary, will spend two months "trying on" ministry and working with clergy mentors.

New resource-sharing platform to equip leaders and fuel ministry

MNsource will be a place for United Methodist church leaders throughout the state to both share and access excellent resources.
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The Joyful Journey: May showers

Bishop David Bard

As Annual Conference nears, Bishop Bard invites us to think about “rain”—a practice to help us respond vs. react, and lean into productivity vs. reactivity.

An opportunity to support displaced Ukranians

Fred Vanderwerf

United Methodist ministries in Lviv, Ukraine are buying a house in a nearby village for internally displaced people to stay.

The art of letting go

Cindy Gregorson

As we prepare for a separation of The UMC, we must trust that God will love us through it, and we will have the courage to love each other into what is ahead.

The Joyful Journey: One More, Once

Bishop David Bard

Even when we encounter the world's pain and brutality, we remain open to hope because we trust that in the end, love triumphs and resurrection awaits.

Race and racism: What to do when you say the wrong thing

Dana Neuhauser

Rev. Dana Neuhauser suggests that when we mess up or say the wrong thing, we approach our discomfort as an invitation for growth and transformation.

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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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