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UMCOR supports partners in India

Temperature testing in India

India currently faces a major health crisis associated with coronavirus. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with partners there and encouraging gifts to the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund.

Faith to hang on and keep going

In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard shares about a squirrel hanging onto a branch in the wind. It reminds him how faith and trust in Christ hold us together.

No episcopal elections until 2022

COB considers election of bishops and consequences of delayed General Conference

Though some U.S. delegates called for episcopal elections in 2021, the Council of Bishops holds to the plan to elect no new leaders until after the 2022 General Conference.

2020 State of Church report released

State of the Church addresses social issues.

“Blessed is the Church” is the theme of the 2020 State of the Church Report released by Connectional Table and United Methodist Communications.

Peace with Justice Offering May 30

Dove of Peace

Create pathways for peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Michigan through support of the Peace with Justice Offering on May 30, 2021.

Lawrence French

From: Midwest District — Kent City/Cedar Springs UMCs … To: Greater Southwest District — Battle Creek: First UMC. This 3/4 time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

Luis M. Collazo

From: East Winds District — Memphis/Lamb UMCs … To: Heritage District — North Parma/Springport UMCs. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

AC 2021 offering will change lives

HAPI to receive 45% of conference offering

There is no actual offering plate at a virtual annual conference. However, Michigan United Methodists are invited to make contributions that will support our covenant partners in Haiti and Liberia.

Karen A Harriman

From: East Winds District — Jeddo/Buel UMCs … To: Heritage District — Morenci/Weston UMCs. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021. 

Bishop calls all to the table

President Bishop calls UMC to the table

The United Methodist Council of Bishops is meeting online April 26-30. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey’s opening sermon highlighted the image of the family table that brings people together in conversation.