Churches welcome neighbors with help of Love Boldly Micro Grants

More than 130 Minnesota United Methodist churches have communicated their values with the help of a grant.

10 from MN join conversation about church’s future at UMCNext

Five of the participants reflect on the three-day national gathering and what's next in their effort to build a more inclusive church.

60+ Minnesotans participate in Our Movement Forward, work to shape church’s future

The summit brought more than 300 attendees to Minneapolis to collaborate on a vision of the church that centers people of color and queer and trans individuals.

Scholarship honors work, legacy of Bishop and Char Ough

An endowed scholarship in the Oughs' names will provide an annual scholarship to a Hamline University student discerning a call to vocational ministry.

MN churches help Sierra Leone school come to fruition

The Rev. Richard Ormsby Secondary School in Baiwalla, Sierra Leone, will open its doors in September and enable 800 children to graduate from high school.
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A hopeful spirit: Vietnam Mission Initiative update

Lyndy Zabel

The Minnesota Conference Vietnam Steering Team continues to be committed to partnering with Vietnam as the people of that country continue to reach and make ...

FAQs: Pre-conference district gatherings

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Answers to the questions people have been asking at the pre-conference district gatherings being held across Minnesota.

Do Christians retire?

Minnesota United Methodists

“Retirement itself is a cipher, and freedom is also a cipher,” says Rev. Clay Oglesbee. “What we freely give of ourselves after retiring is the true question ...

Playing in the sandbox

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Rev. Terri Horn suggests we go back to the sandbox of our youth and remember who owns it, the mission, and what we are to do within it.

More wisdom for leading in this time

Post-General Conference Clergy Resources

Clergy in the Minnesota Conference share how they are living and leading during this uncertain time in The United Methodist Church.

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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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