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ELI Project welcomes three summer interns

Each intern is spending two months at a host church and with a clergy mentor while gaining experience in a wide variety of ministerial contexts.

How do you hear God speaking?

Rev. Laquaan Malachi, who serves North UMC in Minneapolis, reflects on how we might take steps in faith and discern God speaking to us.

‘I wasn’t breathing’: Tragedy leads to trauma ministry, book

Rev. Dr. Ron Bell, lead pastor of Camphor Memorial UMC in St. Paul, reflects on the trauma and transformation that he experienced after George Floyd was killed.

2021 Clergy Session includes celebration, remembrances, learning, conversation

Clergy attendees celebrated milestones, approved candidates for membership, heard from guest speaker Tod Bolsinger, and had conversations by district.

Bishop’s pastoral letter: Transitioning to blue phase

Amid declining COVID-19 case rates and increased vaccinations, we are transitioning to the blue phase of our Re-Gathering Plan.
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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.

The Joyful Journey: In the midst of life

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard explores the various deaths we experience in the midst of life—and reminds us that we are Easter people who know that resurrection is coming.

Holy Week: A Week of Wonder

Bishop David Bard

Bishop David Bard explores how Holy Week is a week of wonder—and notes that Easter becomes the beginning and the end of all our wondering.

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Byron UMC shoe giveaway touches hearts, calls church to mission

Rev. Beth Perez invited members to bring new shoes to donate to the children at Rio Bravo Children’s Home in Mexico. The church, which averages 85 in worship ...

Centennial hosts first Disability Awareness Sunday

Centennial UMC in Roseville recently hosted its first ever Disability Awareness Sunday, where members experienced being in ministry with people with ...

Centennial UMC helps community with advance care planning

The church hosted an informative panel discussion and workshop on the timely topic of advance care planning, and 57 community members attended.

Champlin UMC hosts clothing ‘boutique’ for families in need

On August 4, Champlin United Methodist Church, other faith groups, local schools, and the surrounding community hosted a clothing “boutique” that allowed ...

Chatfield UMC distributes blessing stones throughout community

This summer, members of Chatfield United Methodist Church embarked on a pilgrimage that involved placing blessing stones around their 2,800-person city and ...
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