Minnesota Reconciling Congregations

Annual Gathering 2023

Methodists are all about making connections and working for social justice.  It is good to gather with others to share our vision, keep connections alive and recharge for the work ahead. We can did this by coming together for the Minnesota Reconciling Congregations Spring Social Gathering on

Saturday, April 29


Spirit of Hope UMC, 7600 Harold Ave., Golden Valley.

In addition to renewing our tradition of social time and potluck, author and theologian Austen Hartke (he, him) shared his experience coming out as a transgender Christian, from his childhood in non-affirming churches to his years in seminary, and now as an educator for faith communities worldwide.

The gathering in Golden Valley was joined by these out-state gatherings:

  • Detroit UMC in Detroit Lakes

  • Christ UMC in Rochester

Watch a recording of the  live stream on the Spirit of Hope YouTube channel.

Find the slides from Austen Hartke’s presentation here.