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Pray for our farmers

9/5/2019

Bishop Ough urges congregations to raise awareness about the farm crisis, to pray for farm families, and to offer support and assistance to those impacted.


‘For My Sake’: Ash Wednesday message

3/4/2019

“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

2/27/2019

“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?

2/26/2019

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

2/25/2019

“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

2/14/2019

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!


Starting 2019 off right

2/6/2019

Marcia Alexander, a member at Epworth UMC and a financial advisor at Thrivent Financial, poses five important financial questions for clergy.


The heart of the Magi: Bishop's Christmas message

12/12/2018

Bishop Ough encourages us to approach this Christmas with the hearts of the Magi: constantly being formed and shaped into the way of the Lord.


The Enneagram as a tool for spiritual growth

12/5/2018

A look at what the Enneagram is and how it can be a helpful tool for personal and spiritual reflection and growth.


A prayer for the harvest

10/29/2018

During this difficult harvest season, Bishop Ough prays that joy and gladness be restored to our orchards and farms and ranches.


Their silence fills the earth

10/1/2018

Bishop Ough says we're called to break the silence for those who cannot, and to honor the truth of those who find their voice.


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