Finding Creative Ways to Observe Ash Wednesday and Lent

This Ash Wednesday, some churches are hosting "bring-your-own-ashes" services on Zoom. Others will administer ashes with disposable swabs, applied by masked ministers to worshippers in a drive-thru ritual. Still others are creating containers of ashes for pick up and Lent kits for at-home practices.

Clergy Seek to Build Unity in Alexandria

Shortly after the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, a pastor in Alexandria, Minnesota, posted a Facebook video telling citizens to be ready to "arm up." Other clergy united in response — to share a message of unity and peace.

Seeking Racial Justice

The Minnesota Conference Board recently approved a $25,000 gift to support the Minnesota Council of Church’s (MCC) Truth Telling and Reparations Initiative. In addition, the Amos Task Force continues its work to address and repair historic and present-day racial injustice in Minnesota.

A Call to Unity

Unity.  Ever since President Biden implored the nation to join him in seeking it in his inaugural address on January 20, it is the new “buzz word.” Ironically, “unity” and what it looks like has now itself become a point of disagreement, among politicians and in wider conversation.