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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:

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:

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…

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…