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Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings


Bishop Ough urges Minnesota United Methodists to stay together and strong in this in-between time, and to be the leaders and the church God is calling us to be.

Post-GC action and advocacy


Many are looking for ways to respond to the actions of General Conference. Here are seven suggestions for action and advocacy for those wanting to get involved.

Post-GC 2019 FAQs


Answers to a wide range of questions that Minnesota clergy asked at the all-clergy gathering on March 15, 2019.

Living and dreaming together


Let us go forward, trusting in God, relying on the Holy Spirit, and committed to living, leading, and loving well as the body of Christ.

Living and leading together


A post-General Conference 2019 letter to Minnesota clergy from Bishop Bruce R. Ough.

Preparing for a new season


In winter, trees shed what's non-essential so new buds can emerge in spring. What would it look like for us to focus on the essentials as we await a new season?

‘For My Sake’: Ash Wednesday message


“To live and witness as Christ did is to take up these crosses for his sake,” Bishop Ough said in his Ash Wednesday message to Minnesota United Methodists.

My heart is heavy


“The actions of the General Conference do not change who you are, or who we are, in Christ," Bishop Bruce R. Ough said.

GC2019: What's next?


Rev. Cindy Gregorson talks about where we go from here, given the outcome of General Conference 2019, and what gives her hope at a time when many are experiencing sadness and disappointment.

Shirley Durr: Too deep for words


“Your ‘one wild and precious life’ is what matters most, not what is debated on the floor. Breathe in the Spirit and know that God moves in you.”

Preparing our hearts and minds for General Conference


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!

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