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The Joyful Journey: May showers

5/4/2022

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.


The Joyful Journey: May showers

5/4/2022

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

4/28/2022

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

4/13/2022

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.


The Joyful Journey: One More, Once

4/6/2022

Even when we encounter the world's pain and brutality, we remain open to hope because we trust that in the end, love triumphs and resurrection awaits.


Race and racism: What to do when you say the wrong thing

3/16/2022

Rev. Dana Neuhauser suggests that when we mess up or say the wrong thing, we approach our discomfort as an invitation for growth and transformation.


The Joyful Journey: The invitation to a holy Lent

3/2/2022

The invitation to a holy Lent is an invitation to deep inner work that brings together self-examination and repentance surrounded by grace.


Replenish

2/15/2022

Rev. Cindy Gregorson previews our upcoming Annual Conference Session and gives an invitation as we enter the season of Lent.


The Joyful Journey: What's love got to do with it?

2/3/2022

During this month of Valentine's Day, Bishop Bard explores what love asks of us: kindness, a willingness to be uncomfortable, and pausing to say “thank you.”


Paving the way for racially integrated churches

1/25/2022

The former Border Methodist Church and what we now know as Hennepin Avenue UMC broke the mold and paved the way for integrated and inclusive congregations.


Books that can build empathy for BIPOC communities

1/20/2022

Rev. Dana Neuhauser says reading books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) authors provides a window into lived experiences that we may not share.


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