CHECK HERE OFTEN TO SEE WHAT’S NEW OR ON-THE-WAY FROM THE MINISTRY LAB AND OUR EXCELLENT PARTNERS!

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See our NEW Advent Events & Devotions for our frequently updated list of seasonal opportunities for reflection and renewal.

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FIRST SUNDAY OF CHRISTMAS/NEW YEARS & EPIPHANY REFLECTION VIDEO

Free for members (MN UCC, UMC & PC(USA) congregations), this ~15-minute reflection video is based on Psalm 148 – the assigned text for January 1, the First Sunday after Christmas, and appropriate throughout the Season after Epiphany. Join all creation in praising God for new birth, the New Year, and the hope of the Light of the World. The video is suited to insert as a sermon, reflection time, or prayer in in-person or online worship. It will also work well as an opening or closing of a gathering.

The video is comprised of images from congregations across Minnesota and features music from Julia Bloom of Cabin of Love.

It will be suitable for any time throughout the Season after Epiphany: register today for access anytime from January 1, 2023 through February 21, 2023.

Register to receive the video link here.

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BECOME A TIME BOSS FOR CONGREGATIONAL LEADERS

Join Rev. Nicole Havelka for a New Year’s investment in self-care, supremacist culture counter-narratives, and healthy boundaries. Learn more here.

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THE MINISTRY LAB’S INPUT SURVEY

Please complete our short survey so we can serve you better!

Your responses will help us gain insight in how existing resources are utilized – and where we can improve what to offer and how we offer it. Responses will also inform our in-the-works antiracism toolkit for rural and smaller congregations.

It should take about 15 minutes.

Your input is very valuable; we thank you for your time!

Access the survey here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdOoziw3L11RMJmHiAZrdVXEc0G9iYWu8DCB3UsqnjDbSRqnA/viewform?usp=sf_link.

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BELONGING: WELCOME WELLBEING – POSTPONED

Experiences of isolation, division, and despair engulf so many of us. BELONGING brings us connection, encouragement, and hope.

This 7-part webinar series moves from disrupting white supremacy culture with self-care, through healthier relationships to call, families, elders, God, congregations, and diverse communities.

Join one, some, or all seven events.

Learn more and find registration links here.