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2019 Leadership Institute at UM Church of The Resurrection

Each year, the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection (COR) in Leawood, Kansas holds a three-day event that draws thousands of United Methodists from around the country to learn, share, engage and empower attendees on the issues and opportunities facing the church today. This year’s conference took a different tone, serving as a forum for discussion and strategizing about the future of the United Methodist denomination. Sixty-two Minnesotans attended the 2019 Leadership Institute with many expressing a renewed sense of…

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. Held in conjunction with demonstrations around the world, the event was inspired in part by the activism of Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, who has been…

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:

MN Annual Conference: Bold North—Warm Hearts

“Super Bowl LII is coming to the Twin Cities on February 4. As of this writing, The Minnesota Vikings are a favored contender to play in our own U.S. Bank Stadium! Precursor events to the championship football game include venues like the Minneapolis Convention Center, Nicollet Mall, Loring Park, Stadium Plaza, and the Ice Palace in Rice Park. All the activity, anticipation, and antics of this annual global phenomenon are branded “Bold North” for our trademark Minnesota winters. Although the…

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 Las Vegas community, and our nation with God’s healing and comforting presence. Our natural response is to turn…

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:

Bishop Ough Issues Statement of Charlottesville

Dakotas-Minnesota Area Bishop Bruce R. Ough, in his role as president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, issued the following statement about last weekend’s events in Charlottesville, Virginia:

PPUMC at the St. Paul March for Science!

People gather in St. Paul, MN for the March for Science, April 22, 2017. Photo courtesy of Cathy Velasquez Eberhart. Members of the PPUMC congregation marched among thousands in St. Paul this weekend. Our very own Mike Hvidsten was quoted in a recent article about the march on the Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) News website: “Mike Hvidsten of St. Paul teaches college math and said he relies on research grants from the National Science Foundation. He said he marched to support ongoing…

Bishop Ough issues statement on Trump immigration order

Bishop Bruce R. Ough, resident bishop of the Dakotas-Minnesota Area of The United Methodist Church, released the following statement in a press conference held by the Minnesota Council of Churches, on Monday at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis: Today, I stand with colleagues representing several faith traditions to strongly denounce President Trump’s widespread attack on immigrants and refugees. President Trump’s reckless, ill-conceived executive orders will divide families, impose a religious test for Muslims facing forced migration, penalize communities…
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