Training church members to help care for people with dementia

Through her nonprofit, Tracy Keibler offers a free training program that helps church members learn to serve as companion caregivers for people with dementia.

Transitional Table begins work, identifies 5 key areas

Here's a glimpse at the Transitional Table's first meeting, and a survey through which you can give feedback to guide their work.

Adaptive VBS gives autistic children inclusive faith-building experience

After hearing about autistic kids being unwelcome at church activities, Rachel Casper decided to create a specialized VBS for kids on the spectrum.

NCJ recommendation: Return to 9 bishops, 1 shared by DK-MN

The NCJ Committee on the Episcopacy recommends having nine active bishops in 2023, with the Dakotas and Minnesota sharing one.

7 area clergy complete Practical Church Leadership Program, gain new tools for ministry

“It was well worth the time, effort, and money needed,” said Rev. Katherine Cornell, who serves Asbury UMC in Duluth.
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The Joyful Journey: It's complicated

Bishop David Bard

The moral obligation to be intelligent and the ability to recognize, appreciate, and account for complexity have something to do with being mature in Christ.

What we can learn from church plants in Seattle

Ben Ingebretson

Christianity is not dying; it is changing for the good. Nominal and cultural faith is shedding meaningless practices and labels while people of genuine faith ...

Church closures: The story behind the story

Susan Nienaber

We are a resurrection people who believe that new life springs forth from death. Here's how the missions of two churches that closed are continuing in new ways.

Hanging on to hope

Cindy Gregorson

What if we intentionally foster community? Would hope increase and would there be more light all around us? Would that begin to change our world?

The Joyful Journey: Take a moment or two

Bishop David Bard

The world is terrible and beautiful. We must take time for the beauty because not only does it increase the capacity of our hearts but it is an act of profound ...

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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 ...

20+ UMC congregations work to reach thousands at Twin Cities Pride event

Members of Reconciling United Methodist congregations in Minnesota created a float for the Pride parade and hosted a booth where they handed out rainbow peace ...

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.
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