AC 2022 learns ‘God is up to something’
AC 2022 was held in Acme, MI, June 2-4. Bishop David Bard and conference members mourned the divisiveness and craziness in life, then danced together to “rhythms of God’s grace.”
AC looks at Vision with new eyes
Bold & Effective Leaders. Vibrant Congregations. Ministry and Mission. These Christ-centered aspects of the Michigan Conference’s vision inspired conference members to embrace their story.
Looking for the one true Church
In his Cabinet Report to the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference, the Rev. Dr. Jerome DeVine asserts that scripture and history demonstrate, “No one expression of the Church is the ‘one… Continue Reading Looking for the one true Church
A coach offers words of encouragement
Three phrases from a high school track coach have stuck with Paul Perez over the years. Here’s how they apply to the Michigan Annual Conference.
AC endorses Kennetha Bigham-Tsai
The Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai was endorsed for episcopal election by the Michigan Annual Conference on June 3, 2022. The next North Central Jurisdictional Conference will meet on November 2-5, 2022.
Conference takes care of business
“This is what we are here for.” For many members, the heart of the Annual Conference is the raising of the card to vote on the business at hand.
Deacons come to the lakeshore
Fourth in a series of articles about the ministry of the Deacons in Michigan. Meet Ann Emerson and Cora Glass, who are in ministry together at Lake Huron Retreat Center.
Community resilient after tornado
Michigan United Methodists are encouraged to contribute to the Conference Disaster Response Fund as the community leaders in Gaylord assess property damage and recovery needs from the May 20 tornado.
Holland churches launch a dream
Construction may be two years away, but two affordable apartment buildings on 10th Street in Holland, MI, are on the drawing board thanks to First United Methodist and Hope churches.
Nepal Missionaries coming to Michigan
Lester and Debbie Dornon, United Methodist missionaries serving in Nepal, will visit Michigan churches from July 2-15, 2022.