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 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.
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.
The form of church may need to change, but we can learn a new song and prepare for new melodies that have never been ours before.
“As I think about the coming year, I want to keep moving, and to keep moving in the rhythms of curiosity, compassion, creativity, and courage.”
The story of Advent is one of pilgrimage. Mary and Joseph leave behind their expectations to say yes and are forever changed. This is the time for pilgrimages.
During this season, we hold together the now and not yet. We celebrate justice done, joy shared, love embodied, and we recognize that the world remains mired in injustice, heartbreak, dissension, division, pain, terror, unkindness.
Joy is a recognition that there is goodness in the world, God is present with us in all the muck, and beauty still abounds.
“I carry within me a deep sense of the unlimited, unfathomable, wild grace of God, as I know it in Jesus Christ, a grace for which I am always grateful.”
District Superintendent Susan Nienaber shares advice for church office workers navigating difficult interactions and strategies for maintaining professionalism.
While masks are useful and sometimes necessary, they can also be harmful when they obscure our vision or hide us from ourselves. Unmasking is also necessary.
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