Cascade UMC serves Thanksgiving meal to community

The church served free Thanksgiving meals to 140 community members—continuing a 34-year tradition and sharing God’s love with neighbors in a tangible way.

Elmore UMC re-claims focus by loving and feeding neighbors

Today, four years after the church was on the brink of closure, it is reaching new people through a mid-week meal and worship experience.

10 things to help you get to know Bishop Lanette Plambeck

Get a sense of the new bishop's background, gifts, vision for the church, leadership style, and views on human sexuality.

Bishop Lanette Plambeck Assigned to Dakotas-Minnesota Area

We rejoice to announce that newly elected Bishop Lanette L. Plambeck has been assigned to the Dakotas-Minnesota Episcopal Area. She will begin a two-year term ...

Friday wrap-up: Stand up for the good news

In the third day of 2022 NCJ, important conversations on gun violence and homophobia and transphobia in the church were held. Several resolutions passed. A ...
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Is your congregation making an impact?

Susan Nienaber

As we grapple with how to measure and evaluate what we're doing, Success Equations might be the right tool to help us succeed.

Reflecting on odd space

General & Jurisdictional Conf. Delegates

In this blog post Rev. Donna Dempewolf reflects on all the odd experiences during her time at 2022 NCJ and on her gratitude for Bishops Dyck and Ough and the ...

Reminders of God's Work and Blessings

General & Jurisdictional Conf. Delegates

In this blog post, Rev. Henry Dolopei II, a clergy delegate for Minnesota, writes, "throughout the day, God reminded me through proclamation, our leaders, and ...

Inhaling Hope, Exhaling Gratitude

General & Jurisdictional Conf. Delegates

"We, as a people of faith, acknowledge the power of prayer, but today I experienced it. The Spirit moved so freely, beginning with worship carrying the message ...

The Joyful Journey: Autumn reverie

Bishop David Bard

We miss something deeply important if we neglect opportunities to slow down, watch the leaves change colors, and let a cool autumn breeze kiss our cheeks.

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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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