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Michigan delegates get ready to act

Michigan delegates pray at 2016 General Conference.

The first in a four-part series that describes how members of The Michigan Conference delegation are preparing for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Face to face at the border wall

Rev. Jill Zundel among those kneeling in the Pacific Ocean to pray

More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists from Michigan — walked to the border wall in San Diego on December 10th to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.

Bishops launch ‘One Church Plan’ site

United Methodist bishops celebrating unity

United Methodist bishops say they want to provide information to help delegates preparing for the 2019 General Conference. Since its introduction the new site has received both pushback and support.

A new year, a new stillness

Rocky and Pumpkin, two beloved members of the Heisler home.

United Methodists in the state have come through a year of change. Now January 1, 2019 is the official “first day” of the new Michigan Conference.

Profile in leadership

Rev. Cathy Pittenger with young people of Waterford Central UMC

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Kathy Pittenger, the new Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives.

Finding faith in the Nutcracker

Ballet Dancers performing The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a seasonal favorite, but a United Methodist pastor says we can see it in a new way through the lens of faith.

The art of Christmas greeting

Greeter giving a woman a warm hug.

  Signs, children’s decorations, and spontaneity. We’ve taken the best ideas from research and experiences to create a welcoming check list this Christmas season.

Advent-Christmas music quiz

We listen. We hum. We sing along. But how much do we know about our favorite songs of the season? 

Report looks at the UMC today

Two little girls in church in DR Congo.

During this season of change, this 2018 State of the Church report shows that “the mission is yet alive.”

All is calm?

Girl gazing at Advent candle

On this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Alan Bard considers the true focus of Advent. He encourages each person to “let your soul rest in the amazing Love of God.”