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Start the year with the Holy Spirit

Dove symbolizes Holy Spirit

The Rev. Paul Perez says, “I’m not a fan of January.” He turns to scripture and finds words of grace that lift the spirit. “You are one of God’s beloveds and nothing can separate God from what God loves.”

Keep moving with new rhythm in the new year

Run into New Year

Though 2022 is not starting as the “new new year we were hoping for,” Bishop David Bard encourages Michigan United Methodists to “keep moving” in the direction of God’s grace.

Flashlight Report of 2021 MI camping

Camping in Winter

Michigan Area UM Camping reports on the 2021 season and looks ahead to outdoor ministries at Wesley Woods, Lake Michigan, and Lake Huron in the coming year year.

Path to real hope during Omicron

Vaccinate for Omicron safety

The COVID pandemic is approaching its two-year anniversary. Bishop David Bard offers suggestions churches might consider during the Omicron surge.

MI Conference hires new CFO

Welcome new staff members

The Michigan Conference welcomes Angie Anger as the new CFO effective January 17, 2022. The Rev. Alice Fleming Townley joins the staff in a new capacity, and the Rev. Gary Step returns to pastoral ministry.

A personal “Aha!” epiphany

Star of Epiphany

The Rev. Glenn Wagner reflects on the history of epiphany, the Christian season of Epiphany, and a personal epiphany that has made a difference in his life.

Blessed to be alive after tornadoes

Tornadoes strike Kentucky

Eight states were devastated by 60 tornadoes in December of 2021. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is helping recovery happen with generous gifts from across the connection.

US-2 listens like a shepherd

US-2 speaks of shepherds

US-2 Shiree Fetterly moved from Michigan to Florida to serve God’s people. She says, “God is shaping me, getting me ready for the next step, and this adventure is such a peaceful, mind-blowing journey.” 

Scholarships available for UM students

Scholarships for students

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) awards more than $2 million in scholarships every year. Michigan students can apply now through March 1, 2022.

AC 2022 in-person in Acme

AC 2022 at Acme

Members of the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference will gather in Acme, MI June 1-4. The focus will be the resiliency of God’s people.