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Meet the 2021 clergy new to the Minnesota Conference

Here’s a look at the incoming clergy—what drew them here, what they’re excited about, their spiritual gifts, their hopes for the UMC, and some fun facts.

10 evangelism strategies your church can use

These strategies for reaching people include prayer boxes, intentional neighboring, community surveying, and interest groups.

11 area clergy complete Nonprofit Church Leadership Program, 7 begin

Two recent graduates share how the program has impacted them, and two incoming students talk about what they are hoping to learn.

Project AgGrad student completes graduate studies

Emmanuel Adeyemo completed his Ph.D. and will soon return to Nigeria to help increase food production there.

44 MN churches donate UMCOR kits for disaster-torn areas

The tornado, health, and cleaning kits will be distributed to disaster-ravaged areas around the world where they are needed most.
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Learning to ask for money standing up

Money Matters

Rev. Rachael Warner shares how a struggling church she served changed the way they looked at finances and generosity.

July 4 reflections

Bishop David Bard

Bishop Bard reflects on both the accomplishments and failings of the United States and shares his desire for an America for all, not just for the sake of our ...

The Joyful Journey: Heading for Annual Conference

Bishop David Bard

Bishop Bard reminisces about annual conferences past and talks about how each year this gathering serves as a means of grace, even when it happens virtually.

Saving the past for the future

From the Archives

It's important for congregations to preserve for future generations records that document the ways they shifted their methods and ministry over the past year.

The Joyful Journey: Hanging on and keeping going

Bishop David Bard

In these difficult days, we hang on by faith and trust that in Christ, all things will hold together.

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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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