Racial justice grants help churches learn, listen, grow

Nearly 20 churches received a grant for a book study, and the impact on each congregation has been significant. You can still apply for a grant

Churches remember the 21 who died in Uvalde school shooting

Some churches created a display of empty chairs to remember and honor those who died at the hands of a gunman at Robb Elementary.

2022 conference highlights to share with your church

Highlights from two full days of worship, discerning, and celebrating that you can bring back to members of your congregation.

Bishop's pastoral Letter on Texas school shooting

In his letter, Bishop David Bard urges us to pray, and to take action to address our society's problem with violence.

Bishop’s Episcopal Address: ‘Cured’

Bishop David Bard: “Journeying together toward beloved community: May this be the Minnesota Conference.”
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Juneteenth: What you should know

Minnesota United Methodists

Juneteenth did not entirely end the enslavement or forced involuntary servitude of Africans, but its celebration still has a place.

The Joyful Journey: Disaffiliation, anti-racism, responding to violence

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard gives updates on disaffiliation, encourages every church to engage in anti-racism work, and shares how we might respond to recent violence.

The Joyful Journey: May showers

Bishop David Bard

As Annual Conference nears, Bishop Bard invites us to think about “rain”—a practice to help us respond vs. react, and lean into productivity vs. reactivity.

An opportunity to support displaced Ukranians

Fred Vanderwerf

United Methodist ministries in Lviv, Ukraine are buying a house in a nearby village for internally displaced people to stay.

The art of letting go

Cindy Gregorson

As we prepare for a separation of The UMC, we must trust that God will love us through it, and we will have the courage to love each other into what is ahead.

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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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