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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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Christ UMC in Rochester hosts climate conversation

More than 60 people from churches in Rochester, Plainview, Chatfield, and elsewhere met at Christ United Methodist Church to strategize faith-based action on ...

Christmas Eve brunch—and branching out to the community

Mounds Park UMC hosted a brunch on Christmas Eve and invited the outside community.

Churches’ ‘Souper Bowl’ yields 1,000+ cans of soup for hungry

The Seahawks and the Broncos weren’t the only ones competing on Feb. 2. Two churches in the Minnesota Conference were having a “Souper Bowl” of their own.

Community Coffee Saturdays offer simple, effective outreach

There is a place to stop for a cup of coffee and friendly conversation in the little village of East Chain in southern Minnesota. The United Methodist Women ...

Congregation-wide book study paves way for featured speaker, ecclesiologist Tony Jones

United Methodist Church of Anoka and its satellite campus, Northern Light, took part in an all-congregation book study, named “One Congregation, One Book.” They...
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