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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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