In this year’s Advent message, Bishop David Bard notes that some surprises are bad. But he adds we can also expect to be surprised by God’s joy, hope, and love during this blessed season.
The Michigan Conference surrounds the village of Oxford with love as events continue to unfold after a school shooting on November 30, 2021 that claimed four lives.
Hosted by two United Methodist congregations in a western community of Detroit, the Redford Brightmoor Initiative began with free stores and now serves many of their neighbors’ needs.
Advent is a season full of traditions and experiences. Our journey to Christmas would not be the same without them. But how did they get started in the first place?
Now is the time to remember that Christmas “light, grace, hope, joy, peace, and love will soon arrive into the world, break into it and break through all that might get in the way.”
Advent has come into our churches and homes. Bishop David Bard shares a pastoral letter with The Michigan Conference as the state goes through the fourth surge of COVID-19.
The Bishop’s Advent Appeal for 2021 aims to be “a surprise of hope for people near and far.” Gifts will support disaster recovery in Michigan, the United States, and countries around the globe.
New things are happening at Bay Shore Camp. Traveling Day Camps began in 2021. Next year a new facility in nearby Gagetown will offer new opportunities for kids and families.
We are just two days away from the first Sunday of Advent! Here are some activities, ideas, and resources to guide you and your family on your journey to Christmas.
From: East Winds District — South Mundy/Halsey UMCs … To: Greater Detroit District — Troy: Big Beaver UMC. This appointment begins February 1, 2022.