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Grove Church Response from MN UMC Conference

In light of recent publicity around the closure and relaunch of The Grove UMC church in Cottage Grove, we wanted to provide additional context on what has become a complicated and often confusing mix of media accounts and dialogue. For many years, there have been two campuses for The Grove church – one in Woodbury,…

A Message from Bishop Bruce Ough

Greetings, Friends: you may have already seen various media accounts or read an assortment of online postings in relation to last week’s announcement of a possible plan to form a new structure within The United Methodist Church. A diverse, 16-member group of United Methodist bishops and other leaders has offered a proposal that would preserve The…

PPUMC supports youth climate strike

Members of the Prospect Park UMC community joined with Minnesotans of all ages at the State Capitol in St. Paul as part of the Global Youth Climate Strike, held Friday, Sept. 20. The event was energized, enthusiastic and inspiring, as organizers called for legislation at the state and local level to help reverse climate change.…

To: Minnesota PUC. From: Faith leaders. Re: Line 3 pipeline replacement.

“As a decision on the Enbridge proposal approaches, we faith leaders want to get ahead of it and make clear: Approval would threaten Native treaty rights and a way of life.” Read the full article from the Star Tribune here: http://www.startribune.com/to-minnesota-puc-from-faith-leaders-re-line-3-pipeline-replacement/485001491/?ref=nl&om_rid=1584885193&om_mid=94362057

Bishop Ough: Praying for Las Vegas

Bishop Ough: Praying for Las Vegas Bishop Bruce R. Ough October 05, 2017 The shocking news of the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history has left us struggling to understand and express the depth of our emotions. We are overwhelmed by feelings of disbelief, fear, anger, powerlessness, and grief. We long for God to come close and grace our lives, the…

MN Annual Conference: 5 ways you can respond to Hurricane Harvey

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is currently working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many people whose lives have been impacted by hurricane/tropical storm Harvey. Many churches and individuals have been asking how they can help. Click the link below to read 5 great suggestions: http://www.minnesotaumc.org/newsdetail/5-ways-you-can-respond-to-hurricane-harvey-9194890