jerad's blog

Minnesota Council of Churches Announces Merger

The Minnesota Council of Churches (MCC) announces a merger with the Minnesota Council of Churches Foundation (MCCF). MCCF will merge into Minnesota Council of Churches. The Foundation was formed in 1950 to oversee endowment funds donated in support of the ministry of the Council.


The merger process that began in 2018 became effective on March 31, 2021. This merger offers MCC the opportunity to achieve more effective business operations and streamlines fundraising efforts.


Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri will help lead the Minnesota Council of Church’s truth-telling and reparations work

<Cross-posted from Healing Minnesota Stories blog by Scott Russell>


“We don’t always see the face of God in everybody’s face,” Rev. Pamela Ngunjiri tells her congregation. “And that’s the problem with racism. Somewhere along the line the humanity of that particular group has been taken away and that has to be restored.”

Statement on Killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center by Police

Minnesota Council of Churches Statement on Killing of Daunte Wright in Brooklyn Center by Police


Minneapolis, MN – (April 12, 2021) – Presiding Elder Stacey Smith (President), Rev. Dr. Curtiss Paul DeYoung (CEO), and Rev. Jim Bear Jacobs (Director of Racial Justice) of the Minnesota Council of Churches, issued this statement:


The prophet Jeremiah cried out:


A Blessed Ramadan Story

This story, stemming from a Blessed Ramadan sign, brought tears to audience members at a luncheon. It came to us from a Twin Cities Metro Area clergyperson:

Today I wasn’t home when our groceries were delivered. My husband was home.

When he answered the door, the delivery man asked, “Is that your sign?”

My husband said yes, although to be honest he most likely wouldn’t put up a sign if I weren’t here to ask him to because he likes his privacy and prefers not to draw attention.