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Melany Chalker

From: Heritage District — Marshall UMC … To: Mid-Michigan District — Eaton Rapids: First UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Kristen Coristine

From: Northern Waters District — Reed City UMC … To: Northern Waters District — Cheyboygan: St. Paul’s UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Kevin Harbin

From: Retirement … To: Northern Waters District — Houghton Lake UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Michigan seniors receive vaccine

COVID Vaccine for Michigan seniors

More than 1,000 residents and team members of United Methodist Retirement Communities & Porter Hills have received their first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Conference offers Lenten resources

Lenten prayer

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative activities for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

East Winds’ profiles in courage

Croswell thanks police officers.

This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about the bravery of the East Winds District.

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

Taek Han Kim

From: Heritage District — Carleton UMC … To: Greater Detroit District — Detroit: Metropolitan UMC. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Getting free of COVID-19

COVID-19 shot

Reflecting on vaccine hesitancy in African American communities, the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai calls for trust and encourages others to join her in rolling up their sleeves to be free of COVID-19.

Under pressure!

Social distancing and masking is added pressure for youth ministry.

Are you under pressure to plan this new year “like normal”? Christy Miller White encourages persons to reimagine ministry in the face of continued uncertainty of life during the pandemic.