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Creatively built teleprompter enhances connection with online viewers

To solve the problem of having to break eye contact with online viewers to refer to his notes during sermons, Rev. Josh Doughty built a teleprompter.

Keep Our Campfires Glowing: Camping ministry needs YOU!

Suspended operations due to COVID-19 have resulted in financial challenges for area camps. A “Keep Our Campfires Glowing” campaign aims to help.

Meet the Minnesota Conference’s new clergy for 2020

Clergy starting their first Minnesota Conference appointment share their gifts and passions, what drew them here, and their hopes for The UMC.

Iglesia Piedra Viva helps families, welcomes new people

The church start has given grants for housing, food, and technology; started a tutoring program; and assisted with a food giveaway and resource fair.

Churches care for neighbors by making masks

Congregations of all sizes have made face masks and distributed them to a wide variety of groups both near and far.
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Faith and water justice

Caring for Creation

How Environmental Justice Organizer Isaiah Friesen integrated passions for faith and climate with the Ecumenical Water Initiative.

Spirit River’s ‘special sauce’ and new chapter

Susan Nienaber

Spirit River Community Church and Foundation, which have made an impact and partnered with other congregations, sold its building and is preparing for what's ...

Being a better anti-racist

Minnesota United Methodists

First, grow a thicker skin. Secondly, believe those experiencing injustice, says Rev. Laquaan Malachi, who serves North UMC in Minneapolis.

Managing financial trauma

Money Matters

The good news is we can take action to avoid and minimize financial trauma.

Police reform must involve reconciliation

Minnesota United Methodists

Rev. Dr. Shawn R. Moore reflects on his former roles as a U.S. Navy specialist and police officer, and how they inform his views of what's happening today.

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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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