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Easter cannot be canceled

3/24/2020

"I am extending my earlier request and now asking that all our congregations suspend in-person worship until at least May 10.”


Easter cannot be canceled

3/24/2020

"I am extending my earlier request and now asking that all our congregations suspend in-person worship until at least May 10.”


Updates to Nonprofit Church Leadership certificate program

3/24/2020

The investment in pastors' leadership skills in this time is more critical than ever. The application deadline for this online certificate program for pastors has been extended to May 15 and the cost has been reduced.


I’m not a money person: What to know about the spirituality of money

3/12/2020

Do you say, "I’m not a money person"? Tim Schuster, the creator of Six Weeks on Money, encourages you to consciously think about the emotional world of money.


Protecting God’s creation in karst country

3/11/2020

Rev. Pam Seebach talks about her involvement in a successful community organizing effort to prevent the construction of a hog farm in Newburg Township.


Reckless Love: Ash Wednesday message

2/20/2020

“I invite you to join me in practicing the spiritual discipline of reckless love,” Bishop Ough said as he introduced the Dakotas-Minnesota Lenten study.


‘Puerto Rico Se Levanta’: Partnering with Puerto Rico

1/29/2020

Hamline Church sent two teams to Puerto Rico. Earthquakes forced the teams to change plans, but they found other ways to assist where they were needed most.


Clergy Tax Tips: Part 2

1/14/2020

When it comes to taxes and savings, what you don’t know can hurt you financially. Here's part 2 of some valuable tips on preparing income tax returns for clergy.


Unleashing Generosity

1/14/2020

Greg Strunk, a former United Methodist pastor and a financial planner at Thrivent shares his top two barriers that make it difficult for people to be generous. He also shares how to turn those barriers into opportunities to help people worship God and unleash God’s Kingdom love on the world.


A home for Jesus: Christmas message

12/19/2019

“The best gift we can offer God and one another this Christmas is to make a home for Jesus in our lives,” said Bishop Ough.


Living into our inclusive vision

11/20/2019

“I, as your bishop...vow to lead us down whatever path blesses and enables us to be the church God is calling us to be.”


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