Minnesota United Methodist churches have an opportunity to host missionaries in their churches.
Conference received emergency $10,000 grant through UMCOR; additional donations for recovery welcome.
Conference clergy and staff have pledged support, and Metro West Builders gave a $200,000 gift.
Minnesota UMs will explore a partnership with denominational efforts in the Southeast Asian country.
White Bear Lake UMC built a bread oven ministry and now wants to help another church form its own.
Wondering how to summarize three packed-full days as you report back to your church?
2015 approved budget is $250,000 less than 2014 budget and $430,000 less than the maximum allowed.
Attendees remembered their baptisms, honored a trailblazer, and elected delegates.
Members also approved sending an open letter about inclusiveness to Bishop Ough and other leaders.
Hamilton led teaching sessions about effective leadership, worship, and evangelism.
We remembered deceased, honored retirees, and recognized licensed local pastors and those being ordained and commissioned.
God has done a miraculous thing through you, Bishop Ough said.
Congregational development initiative, award for Hope UMC, and legislation were discussed.
“Am I too late to get to know Jesus?” Every community has individuals asking this question.
The $2.7 million raised to date equates to 270,000 lives saved.
Adam Hamilton did teaching session; Rev. Tsuchue Vang and Jarvis Anderson received evangelism awards.
All conference events for youth and youth leaders will now come under the new youth ministry umbrella.
On Sunday, it became the first church to charter within the Minnesota Conference in 18 years.
She wanted to remind our public leaders that they must not forget about those on the margins.
Sharing and learning about Christ and creation are at the heart of a typical day at Camp Minnesota.
We've already packed 1.2 million meals, but there's room to invite more hungry children to the banquet.
Clergy discuss end-of-life ministries and how they're engaging their congregations in talks about death.
Pam Serdar and Susan Nienaber share reflections as they prepare to transition into their new roles.
At the Minnesota Conference's March 20 Common Table meeting, the group discussed leadership development and began discussions for two events that will bring ministry team leaders together.
Bishop Bruce Ough issued a statement urging members of U.S. Congress to address immigration reform.
Hear Adam Hamilton, tune in via live streaming, and pack meals for the Million Meals Marathon
The Camp and Retreat Board is implementing several recommendations made by camp consultant Kaleidoscope.
Cindy Gregorson introduces the Minnesota Conference's Reach • Renew • Rejoice initiative
Well-known speaker and author Dr. Phil Jamieson is coming to talk about year-round church stewardship.
Local churches' giving increased in 2013, and the conference paid general church apportionments in full.
Rev. Cody Nielsen is focused on keeping students connected during critical transition periods.
The Minnesota Conference is coming together to pack 1 million meals through Feed My Starving Children.
Jim Perry, former director of ministries for the Minnesota Conference, had a heart for clergy.
Pastor Jim Crecelius estimates that more than 70 percent of first-time visitors return to Spirit River.
This year's Youth Leaders Summit promises to encourage, equip, and empower attendees.
Leadership teams voted to initiate a conference-wide capital campaign for congregational development.
Events provide an opportunity for United Methodists to gather around environmental stewardship.
Preparations are well underway to deliver an event that unifies, inspires, and empowers attendees.
Some program changes in the pipeline for next year will enhance the camp experience.
Heather Nielsen packed up and moved to Guatemala in 2009, leaving behind a good job for a life of service as a nurse in rural Guatemala
On Dec. 3, the Board of Global Ministries will match the first $500,000 in gifts to Advance projects.
The new faith community is introducing people to Christ and inviting them to worship in Korean.
Bishop Ough requests that Minnesota United Methodists give to United Methodist Committee on Relief to aid in Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts
The United Methodist Church's top legislative body will meet at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
He will be president-designate for two years and is then expected to begin a two-year term as president.
Crossroads Church has a unique, hands-on program intended to coach and prepare new spiritual leaders.
Minnesota will send two clergy delegates and two lay delegates to the 2016 global church meeting.
Minnesota has donated more to Imagine No Malaria than any other conference, but our work isn't over yet.
Starting in November, stories and columns will be distributed exclusively via digital communications.
The Mission Speakers Bureau is a resource available for churches looking to inspire their congregations to become involved in missions.
Investing in Congregations grants help launch ministries like Blooming Grove/Waterville's prison ministry outreach program. Applications are due Oct. 15
The campaign would garner resources to launch new faith communities and revitalize existing churches.
Servant Heart Ministries wasn't identified as a key area that will move the camping program forward.
Mystery guests provide invaluable insight into what first-time visitors experience during worship.
The campaign aims to raise awareness about what the Wesley Foundation is and what it does on campus.
The training equips churches with skills and practices to help them reach new and diverse people.
A "United Methodist Day" Twins game in August raised $1,258 for the initiative.
The demographics of our mission field are changing. What are we doing to adapt?
The church's resources will help spawn new congregations and fill needs within its community.
In his new role, Lyndy Zabel wants to facilitate meaningful transformation through mission work.
Christa Meland is excited to help churches get the word out within their congregations and communities.
A group of some 37 highly skilled high school students made some major updates to Simpson UMC's building in late June.
The 2014 annual conference session will be May 28-30 in St. Cloud; options are being explored for 2015 and later.
The Three Rivers Park District paid $2.25 million for the 127-acre property in Mound.
Find out what happened at annual conference session this year
Lay session at annual conference featured congregational care ministries, and how lay members can reach out and say 'yes' to caring for others
In his first episcopal address to the Minnesota Conference, Bishop Ough encouraged session members to be transformed to be bold spirit-leaders in their churches.
Guest speaker, Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey, has developed five breakthrough practices of the missional church
As the U.S. Senate prepares to consider immigration policy reform, United Methodist bishops visited the U.S.-Mexico border to immerse themselves in the reality of life at the border
Team Vital seeks to share resources and best practices for sustaining vital congregations
Bishop Bruce R. Ough's first annual conference session will be "collaborative," features speaker Rev. Sue Nilson Kibbey
Ministries that serve ethnic immigrant communities are strengthening the body of Christ in Minnesota
Peace House sits on the West Bank, partitioned to Palestinians by the United Nations in 1948 and then illegally occupied by Israel following the Six-Day War in 1967. Minnesota Conference gifts to and advocacy for Peace House is an investment in what we hope will become a two-state solution defined by universal, just, and lasting peace. We hope that is a goal that we all can agree on.
Minnesota is one of 20 annual conferences to pay its 2012 General Church apportionments at 100 percent
Minnesota Conference has seen a spike in Individual Volunteers serving long-term missions
Minnesota United Methodists will have opportunities over the coming months to learn and reflect upon emerging issues in immigration
The weekly worship gatherings are a unique chance to feel welcomed, after seeing too often the expressions of mistrust and skepticism on strangers' faces
Char Ough looks forward to mission opportunities in the new Episcopal Area
Minnesota Conference's camping ministry will expand on its popular camping activities this year
Three Rivers Park District has made an offer to purchase the Camp Kingswood property in Mound.
Because of who we are as United Methodists, the church has an opportunity to be the place young adults seek when they start to seek faith again
From Nov. 7 through 13, the Dakota Marchers walked to remember, grieve, commemorate and share the history of their ancestors.
As Hmong Community UMC renames itself Wheelock UMC, its sees its St. Paul neighbors as its mission field.
Sama Ao wants to help farmers find efficient and affordable ways to grow and distribute food
UMCOR is preparing to respond to the damage wrought across the East Coast by Superstorm Sandy.
The United Methodist Church Judicial Council has upheld church rules that ensure security of appointment for elders and associate clergy members, striking down legislation passed by General Conference last spring.
In 1862, 560 Native Americans and settlers lost their lives in the Dakota Conflict
Several Camp Kingswood fans gathered on Oct. 7 to say good-bye to the site where their renewed their relationship with God
Born Sept. 24, 1917, Bishop Wayne Clymer continues to be an active and respected leader in the Minnesota Conference
Bishop Bruce R. Ough will preside over the memorial service for Sen. George McGovern Oct. 25.
New camping director Keith Shew wants to create an atmosphere that makes the camper feel comfortable and cared for
Spark12, a new UM social-justice ministry incubator, will select finalists in November.
Bishop Ough urges Minnesota UMs to pray with him for renewal and reaching new people for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
Significant repair needs have led Minnesota Conference's Board of Trustees and Episcopal Residence Committee to sell the bishop's residence and purchase a new one.
Bishop Bruce Ough shares about his passions and what his focus will be as a bishop in the new Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area.
Walker Community UMC, whose building burned down in May, plans to rebuild on its property.
The Wesley Foundation at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, moves into their second year of campus ministry with a core group of students--who enjoy growing closer to God and one another through this ministry.
Bishop Dyck shares about some highlights and challenges during her eight years in her first episcopal appointment.
Some churches see an influx of worship attendees during the summer months--so they "summer-ize" their programs to minister to this set.
NCJ conference voted to pass the budget, which includes a $125,000 grant to expand video conference technology in the new episcopal area
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