Dakotas, Minnesota camp and retreat ministries unite to expand offerings, maximize effectiveness

The Dakotas and Minnesota conferences’ camp and retreat ministries are combining their strengths and leadership and forming a joint governance team.

Church-school partnership grants help congregations bless, reach new people

Applications for 2016 grants are being accepted and are due April 1.

Embrace named fastest-growing United Methodist Church

Embrace Church’s average weekly worship attendance increased 1,437 percent between 2009 and 2014. Embrace launched a Minnesota campus in November.

Led by prayer, men's group blesses community member

By becoming more sensitive to the movement of the Holy Spirit through prayer, the men of First UMC in Worthington blessed a woman in their community.

2016 Annual Conference Preview: Living Generously—Unleashing God’s Gifts

Opportunities for young people, open-space conversations, blessing the community, guest speaker Sara Miles, and a Reach • Renew • Rejoice ministry fair.
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2/15/2016: MN Conference Office Closed

Conference Office is closed

2/20/2016: Advanced Lay Ministry Class - Be The Spark

Leadership Development for the Care of God’s Creation

2/21/2016: MN SPRC Training - Delano

Highly recommended training for all people serving on Staff Parish Relations Committees. Topics covered include: responsibilities, supporting effective ...

2/27/2016: Southern Prairie District Day - Swipe to Unlock Your ...

An interactive day for laity and clergy of the Southern Prairie (and anyone else who want to come) to be inspired, connected, and equipped for ministry.

3/4/2016: MN Confirmation Gathering - 2016

An overnight event for Confirmation students to explore the question, "Why United Methodist?"

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What we can learn from the people of Sierra Leone

Lyndy Zabel

The people of Sierra Leone share some of the same characteristics, and there's a lot we can learn from them.

Is peace possible?

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Peace, nurtured in the seed bed of hospitality, means we advocate for all governments and religious traditions to uphold the common good of all God’s ...

Sweet little Jesus boy

Cindy Gregorson

God entered human history to give us more than a sweet story. God came to change our story and our world. That is radical and political.

When heaven and earth kiss

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

Christmas is the coming together of heaven and earth, said Bishop Ough in a special Christmas message. God’s love came down from heaven and became fully ...

What I no longer believe is true about congregations

Susan Nienaber

Ogilvie United Methodist Church surprised Rev. Susan Nienaber with its recent transformation. She shares how it happened.

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“Change for a change” offering raises funds for Imagine No Malaria

Evangelical UMC (Waseca) decided to raise money for Imagine No Malaria by having a special monthly offering called “Change for a Change” during which we would ...

“The Gathering Place” Opens in Chatfield

Chatfield United Methodist Church’s newly-formed health ministry for senior citizens, The Gathering Place, held its inaugural open house Jan. 10. Led by parish ...

“Ton of Tuna” campaign feeds a community

During Minnesota FoodShare month, River Hills United Methodist Church in Burnsville saw a need to fight hunger in its community. The church came up with a “Ton ...

A Brush With Kindness team ‘serves Jesus while serving others’

Two years ago, members of Lindstrom and Main Street UMCs returned from a mission trip inspired to make change in their own communities.

A regular—or decaf—act of kindness

The last Saturday of each month, Mosaic United Methodist Church members buy the first drink for everyone who comes into the Brookdale Caribou coffee shop ...
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