Four interns, host churches selected for 2018 ELI Project internship

Meet the 2018 class of ELI Project interns. The ELI Project identifies, encourages, and supports young adults who are exploring a call to vocational ministry.

Annual Conference preview: Arts as spiritual practice

Try your hand at various creative arts stations hosted by talented artists, then stay for a concert with singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer!

Shmita year helps clergy reflect, recharge, plan for future

Every seven years, clergy have a "Shmita" year in which they attend a retreat, read and discuss books, journal, take a sabbatical, and plan for the future.

Church ratifies three constitutional amendments

Two of the five possible amendments, both addressing the equality of women in the church, fell short of the required support from annual conference voters.

Bishops recommend 'One Church Plan' as Way Forward

Having considered the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, bishops will recommend the "One Church Plan" to the 2019 General Conference.
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5/29/2018: Early Response Basic Training and Recertification ...

Be among the first to help after a natural disaster....

5/30/2018: MN UMC Annual Conference 2018

Discover Joy: Live Deeply!

6/16/2018: Henderson Settlement Mission Trip

Assist people living in extreme poverty by taking part in this all ages (kids too!) mission trip.

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A place where everyone belongs

Spirit River Community in Isanti is now largely sustainable and, more importantly, positioned to extend its impact!

A new experience for 2020 Annual Conference

Cindy Gregorson

We are planning for our 2020 Annual Conference to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in conjunction with the Dakotas Conference.

To Go On Anyhow

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Rev. Martin Luther King did not come preaching something new; he came shouting something we already knew, but failed to live.

The Risen Christ is Coming

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Easter is about realizing that our story, our journey, with Jesus is beginning rather than ending, Bishop Bruce R. Ough said in his 2018 Easter message.

Never again: Listen to the children

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I am so encouraged by what I have witnessed of Gen Z following Parkland ... They may be God’s voice calling us to remember and live our Wesleyan rule of life.”

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Coon Rapids UMC children, youth provide ‘blessing bags’ to homeless

Children and youth at Coon Rapids UMC filled Ziploc bags with necessities to distribute to people in the community who lack consistent housing.

Crane Lake Chapel parishioners fix up home, reach new community member

After noticing a house in the community that was in need of repair, parishioners of the Crane Lake Chapel in northern Minnesota decided to help the owner fix up...

Ed Dallas rides his bike coast to coast for UMC Mobile Ministry

Ed Dallas, a seasoned cyclist, is riding his bicycle over 4,000 miles across the country this summer to raise awareness and funds for UMC Mobile Ministry. UMC ...

Elk River UMC serves as warming house, offering food, fellowship during statewide hockey event

As the community of Elk River welcomed 5,700 hockey players and fans for “Hockey Day Minnesota” in January, Elk River United Methodist Church transformed itself...

Excelsior UMC teen connects generations at church

Hannah Dudak, a junior at Chanhassen High School, implemented a program to connect different generations at her church, Excelsior United Methodist.
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