200 youth explore faith, call through retreats

Youth from across Minnesota grew in their faith and explored how they are called at a recent Confirmation gathering and a Southern Prairie District retreat.

2017 apportioned giving reaches 11-year high

In 2017, congregations within the state collectively remitted 89.9 percent of the requested apportionments—the highest rate since 2006.

Reach event to equip, inspire

An Oct. 5-6 conference will prepare Dakotas-Minnesota clergy and laity to authentically and practically share their faith stories and reach new people.

2018 Annual Conference Preview—Discover Joy: Live Deeply!

Drawing on John 15:1-17, the 2018 Annual Conference will focus on the pathway to a deep, well-lived life that comes as we abide in Jesus.

Minnesota represented in Wespath’s new Young Leaders Advisory Board

Rev. Tyler Sit, pastor at New City Church in Minneapolis, will be working in 2018 to help shape the way Wespath Benefits and Investments serves The United ...
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4/3/2018: Rally to End Racism Washington D.C.

Join a rally and a call to action on the National Mall in Washington, DC.

4/19/2018: Clergy Retirement Seminar

This annual event is for those intending to retire in 2018 and for all pastors looking for information about their retirement benefits.

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Never again: Listen to the children

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

“I am so encouraged by what I have witnessed of Gen Z following Parkland ... They may be God’s voice calling us to remember and live our Wesleyan rule of life.”

Mourning the death of Billy Graham

Minnesota United Methodists

Rev. Clay Oglesbee offers some thoughts about Rev. Billy Graham’s impact and reflects on key tenets of his evangelistic and social outreach ministries.

United Methodist Church to celebrate 50th anniversary

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

You're invited to read a sermon delivered by Dr. Albert Outler at the formation of The United Methodist Church, a sermon that's startlingly relevant today.

Extremophiles: Ash Wednesday with Bishop Ough

Bishop Bruce R. Ough

"Extreme disciples do not make their witness through extreme ultimatums about extreme positions. They join with Jesus in his extreme mission of redeeming all of...

A Recipe for Vitality

Susan Nienaber

Graham UMC in rural central Minnesota is doing something right. This small, vital, multi-generational church has found a recipe for a healthy congregation. Rev....

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Coon Rapids UMC children, youth provide ‘blessing bags’ to homeless

Children and youth at Coon Rapids UMC filled Ziploc bags with necessities to distribute to people in the community who lack consistent housing.

Crane Lake Chapel parishioners fix up home, reach new community member

After noticing a house in the community that was in need of repair, parishioners of the Crane Lake Chapel in northern Minnesota decided to help the owner fix up...

Ed Dallas rides his bike coast to coast for UMC Mobile Ministry

Ed Dallas, a seasoned cyclist, is riding his bicycle over 4,000 miles across the country this summer to raise awareness and funds for UMC Mobile Ministry. UMC ...

Elk River UMC serves as warming house, offering food, fellowship during statewide hockey event

As the community of Elk River welcomed 5,700 hockey players and fans for “Hockey Day Minnesota” in January, Elk River United Methodist Church transformed itself...

Excelsior UMC teen connects generations at church

Hannah Dudak, a junior at Chanhassen High School, implemented a program to connect different generations at her church, Excelsior United Methodist.
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