4 creative ideas for ministry amid COVID-19

Churches across Minnesota are offering creative virtual experiences to help their congregations stay connected.

General Conference to move to 2021

The Commission on the General Conference will pursue negotiations to hold the General Conference at the Minneapolis Convention Center at a new date in 2021.

Churches engage in creative approaches to ministry amid health crisis

Some particularly unique ways in which churches and individuals have risen to the occasion and tried new methods of caring for others and staying connected.

General Conference to be postponed

General Conference will be postponed and will not occur May 5-15, 2020 as planned.

Bishop's COVID-19 recommendations

Bishop Ough has asked all Minnesota congregations to suspend in-person worship and offers our membership vow as a template for ministry during this season.
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Easter cannot be canceled

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

"I am extending my earlier request and now asking that all our congregations suspend in-person worship until at least May 10.”

Updates to Nonprofit Church Leadership certificate program

Money Matters

The investment in pastors' leadership skills in this time is more critical than ever. The application deadline for this online certificate program for pastors ...

I’m not a money person: What to know about the spirituality of money

Money Matters

Do you say, "I’m not a money person"? Tim Schuster, the creator of Six Weeks on Money, encourages you to consciously think about the emotional world of money.

Protecting God’s creation in karst country

Caring for Creation

Rev. Pam Seebach talks about her involvement in a successful community organizing effort to prevent the construction of a hog farm in Newburg Township.

Reckless Love: Ash Wednesday message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I invite you to join me in practicing the spiritual discipline of reckless love,” Bishop Ough said as he introduced the Dakotas-Minnesota Lenten study.

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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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