Position focuses on clergy well-being

Diane Owen will support and resource clergy around the five areas of well-being—emotional, financial, physical, spiritual, and social.

Atwater UMC connects with kids amid pandemic

Offering Sunday School via Zoom has enabled Atwater’s kids to stay connected to God and the church and allowed those from other geographic areas to join in.

Bishop Bard: Our path to real hope

Bishop David Bard urges vaccination and masking, and advises church leaders to consider moving worship and other in-person gatherings online.

Foundations begin 2022 with new name, strengthened partnership

The Minnesota Methodist Foundation and Dakotas Methodist Foundation have formalized their partnership and are poised to continue to grow and expand.

Glendale UMC creatively connects with Pokémon Go players

Pokémon Go players frequent church locations, and by installing a welcoming sign, this church in Savage is connecting with new people!
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Books that can build empathy for BIPOC communities

Dana Neuhauser

Rev. Dana Neuhauser says reading books by BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) authors provides a window into lived experiences that we may not share.

Learning a new song

Cindy Gregorson

The form of church may need to change, but we can learn a new song and prepare for new melodies that have never been ours before.

The Joyful Journey: Walking in rhythm into a new year

Bishop David Bard

“As I think about the coming year, I want to keep moving, and to keep moving in the rhythms of curiosity, compassion, creativity, and courage.”

Reading Advent backwards

Cindy Gregorson

The story of Advent is one of pilgrimage. Mary and Joseph leave behind their expectations to say yes and are forever changed. This is the time for pilgrimages.

The Joyful Journey: Always now and not yet

Bishop David Bard

During this season, we hold together the now and not yet. We celebrate justice done, joy shared, love embodied, and we recognize that the world remains mired in...

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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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