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To Go On Anyhow

4/5/2018

Rev. Martin Luther King did not come preaching something new; he came shouting something we already knew, but failed to live.


18 laity find purpose and connection through ConneXion retreat

10/26/2017

Participants learned about their strengths and passions, examined what brings purpose to their lives, and participated in contemplative practices.


When your heart is heavy

10/13/2017

We shine when we don’t give up or give in, when we do what we can do however big or small. And in so doing, our heart gets a little bit lighter.


Praying for Las Vegas

10/5/2017

Bishop Ough encourages Minnesota United Methodists to continue offering the ministries of prayer, comfort, healing, advocacy, and love following this tragedy.


Rushing in after a disaster (and 2 ways YOU can help)

9/14/2017

You can help by becoming trained to be an effective early responder and/or Volunteer in Mission; training opportunities are coming up on Sept. 30.


The top 10 “it’s time already” things

8/30/2017

Automatic giving, a strong website, technological updates, and providing ample stewardship opportunities are among the things all churches should be doing.


Park Ave. Legal Clinic seeks hospitality volunteers

8/7/2017

The Park Avenue Legal Clinic, which provides free legal services every week, is seeking volunteers to provide hospitality to clients.


3 upcoming opportunities to engage in healing a broken world

7/6/2017

Come learn about Volunteers in Missions, how to form a church-school partnership, and how to get more involved in mission opportunities.


The ELI Project: Orientation week

6/29/2017

Jody Thone offers a look at the 2017 ELI Project interns' orientation week.


#livesummeroutside

6/14/2017

What if we ask our church folk: What would be life-giving to you this summer—help you grow in mind, body and spirit—and how can we support you in that?


Not entirely in…not entirely out

6/14/2017

Pastoral leaders need to be designers of liminal space and experiences—thresholds for people to take one step toward Christ.


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