General Conference 2020: A preliminary look at key legislation

An early look at some key legislation that The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will consider in May 2020.

Leading the church in a liminal time, living into our inclusive vision

About 50 clergy and lay leaders gathered to explore how to lead the church in a divergent culture at a liminal time, and how to live into our inclusive vision.

Bishop’s assistant Sheilah Kyburz to retire in August after 30 years

Sheilah Kyburz, who has supported four bishops over nearly three decades, announced plans to retire Aug. 1, 2020.

ConneXion retreat helps 26 laity clarify God’s call

At the ConneXion retreat, participants spent time discerning and clarifying their purpose and path as disciples of Jesus Christ.

Minnesotans leave Leadership Institute with hope, resolve

Sixty-two Minnesotans attended the event, which served as a forum for discussion and strategizing about the future of The United Methodist Church.
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Clergy Tax Tips

Money Matters

When it comes to taxes and savings, what you don’t know can hurt you financially. Here's some valuable tips on preparing income tax returns for clergy.

My hope is built on Jesus: World Communion Sunday message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I believe the core values...are found at the Lord’s table. For me, that center can be summarized in three words: Jesus, mission, and connection.”

Come to the well

Cindy Gregorson

In this season of the church, perhaps God is inviting us to trust that Jesus is the well and that is enough.

A heartfelt thank you to those who serve on ministry teams

Cindy Gregorson

A big thank you to the servant leaders who sit on boards, ministry teams, and action teams to steward our annual conference's mission and ministry.

Pray for our farmers

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.

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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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