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Bishop’s new advice on Scout charters

Scout assembly

Bishop Bard recommends that churches to pause rechartering of Scout troops through March of 2022; continue with the present charter or facilities use agreement.

The many masks we wear

Trick or treat with masks

We put masks on. We take masks off. Both actions are important says Bishops David Bard as he considers the pandemic, division in The United Methodist Church, and uncovering events in our history.

UM Men work for The Carpenter

UM Men take after Carpenter

After the example of Jesus, Son of a Carpenter, UM Men from five Michigan communities came together to use their skills and tools in south Lansing.

Camp and the call of Memory Lane

Fire Bowl at Lake Louise Camp

Where does a lifelong commitment to God begin? The Rev. Gary Keene traces his ministry journey from a camp in Michigan to California, through Montana, Nashville, Colorado, and now retirement.

Be ready to welcome Afghan refugees

Marching for Afghan refugees

How can a church become involved in the resettlement of Afghan refugees who will soon be in Michigan? The Michigan Conference is bringing together a panel of leaders on October 14 to answer that question.

‘Showing up’ during a pandemic

Online worship during pandemic

How can United Methodist honor their vow of presence during a pandemic? Pastor Brian Steele rethinks what presence involves in light of online worship and safety protocols.

Wildman translates First Nations Bible

Terry Wildman at AC 2016

InterVarsity Press has published a new translation of the New Testament with the leadership of Pastor Terry Wildman. Written in English, it is indigenized for Native American culture.

United Methodists looking for home

United Methodists have options

The United Methodist Church. The Global Methodists Church. Those are two future home bases for every United Methodist. Online and in-person events are planned to help discuss and discern which direction to go.

God’s love lives at Urban youth camp

Urban Youth Camp devotions

After a virtual experience in 2020, 18 youth enjoyed coming together in-person, August 1-6, at Michindoh Retreat Center. The theme of the 12th annual Urban Youth Camp was “New Beginnings.”

Young adults serve through MI-1

MI-1 serves at NOAH

The Michigan Conference has long been a leader in leadership development with young adults. A new program, MI-1, provides 18 to 28-year-olds opportunities for service.