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Pastoral message following Judicial Council rulings

5/3/2019

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.


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.


Stewarding the church in the 21st century

9/6/2018

Six key principles describe the responsibility and the opportunity we have to lead our congregations.


Five ways to get ready for REACH!

8/14/2018

Three new pre-conference workshops have been added in response to demand!


Social media and the story we are telling the world

6/27/2018

A tweet gets a lot of attention and becomes an opportunity to learn about the power our words have and the way we convey the image of the church to the world.


A place where everyone belongs

5/17/2018

Spirit River Community in Isanti is now largely sustainable and, more importantly, positioned to extend its impact!


A new experience for 2020 Annual Conference

4/19/2018

We are planning for our 2020 Annual Conference to be held in Sioux Falls, South Dakota in conjunction with the Dakotas Conference.


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