Lydia Project exceeds pledge goal

The number of handmade scarves that congregations have pledged exceeds the 10,000 goal! Every General Conference 2020 attendee will be welcomed with a scarf.

10 things to know about General Conference 2019

We've compiled a great set of information and resources to help you understand and follow along with what happens at General Conference 2019.

Nonprofit leadership program projects resource churches

Ten Minnesota clergy and eight Dakotas clergy are working on applied projects designed to connect course content to their professional work environment.

2019 Annual Conference Preview—Dare to Reach: Love Boldly!

Featuring speaker Rev. Dr. Mark Teasdale, stories from risk-taking ministry makers, a new schedule, and inspiration to offer others the gift of living water.

A pastoral letter from NCJ bishops

“Whatever decisions the General Conference makes, the ministry to which we are called...will continue.”
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Preparing our hearts and minds for General Conference

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

I humbly offer you several considerations for your spiritual preparations for General Conference. Let us set all our hope on the grace of Jesus Christ!

Starting 2019 off right

Money Matters

Marcia Alexander, a member at Epworth UMC and a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial, poses five important financial questions for clergy.

The heart of the Magi: Bishop's Christmas message

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Bishop Ough encourages us to approach this Christmas with the hearts of the Magi: constantly being formed and shaped into the way of the Lord.

The Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth

Jody Thone

A look at what the Enneagram is and how it can be a helpful tool for personal and spiritual reflection and growth.

A prayer for the harvest

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

During this difficult harvest season, Bishop Ough prays that joy and gladness be restored to our orchards and farms and ranches.

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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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