Sewing machine collection changes lives

Bethlehem UMC in Hutchinson collected 56 used sewing machines this summer for Midwest Mission, where they will be restored and shipped to people across the ...

Nearly 1,000 experience Christ at summer camp in '23

Campers attended Camp Koronis in Paynesville, Northern Pines Camp in Park Rapids, and off-site adventures. Highlights include the new Tabernacle at Koronis ...

Missionary coming to Minnesota empowers the vulnerable

Lorraine Charinda will visit Minnesota churches Aug. 24 to Sept. 3. In her work, she helps small-scale farmers increase crop yields, fights malnutrition, and ...

Meet the Clergy New to Minnesota in 2023

This year, 19 clergy are starting ministry in the Minnesota Conference—some newly credentialed and some experienced. Find out what drew them here, what they’re ...

Practical Church Leadership Program offers one-of-a-kind experience for church leaders

Reflections from three recent graduates of the Practical Church Leadership Program.
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Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month events kick off new Affinity Space

Sabrina Tapia

The newly formed Latino/Hispanic Affinity Space began its work by advocating for support for events celebrating Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month. Three Minnesota ...

Lighting God’s Path to Create a More Loving World: The Art of Neighboring

Cynthia Williams

Path of Grace UMC in Maplewood, under the leadership of Rev. Katie Matson-Daley, set an intention for missional outreach to be more relationship based. One goal...

Build resilience. Reduce burnout.

Diane Owen

What do we even mean when we talk about burnout and resilience? What kinds of burnout are there, and what can we do in our lives to prevent burnout or stop it ...

The power to uplift the homeless is the love of Jesus Christ

Woojae Im

Connections Ministry, led by Rev. Erica Koser, started as a small-scale seasonal shelter in Mankato, rotating from church to church. It has evolved into a ...

Newly digitized Annual Conference Journals make history accessible

From the Archives

The Minnesota Annual Conference Journals, dating back to 1850, contain important church history. Until recently the journals were only accessible by visiting ...

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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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