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Statewide Christmas Eve campaign announced

Christmas Candle by a manger

Be ready to participate in the Michigan Conference Christmas Eve Social Media campaign by checking your online worship details now.

Our children take us to Bethlehem

Children color

When traditional things, like Christmas pageants and plays, are not possible, creative alternatives help tell the story. Children of the Central Bay District churches share their views of Jesus’ birth. 

New leaders in the new year ahead

Jennie Browne, one of new leaders

In response to “emerging priorities and pandemic realities,” The Michigan Conference announces staff changes involving four leaders. In July 2021, the Rev. Jennie Browne becomes Clergy Assistant to the bishop.

Michigamme welcomes New Englander

Michigamme kayakers

Meet Pete Stahlbrand, the new director of Camp Michigamme in the northwest U.P. He is a veteran of ten years of service in New Jersey, New York, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Church cookbooks go online

Cookbooks inspire bakers

While churches are currently not gathering for meals together, the time will come when United Methodists can come back to the table with favorite foods to share.

Organize Student Day Turkey Trot

Turkey Trotter for UM Student Day

Your United Methodist Student Day kit is filled with ideas and resources to help your congregation participate in this annual Special Sunday offering on November 29, 2020.

2020 one long emergency for UMCOR

Health emergency in Congo

The pandemic has not stopped UMCOR from doing disaster response training in 2020. UMCOR was able to conduct 72 mostly remote sessions that reached 1,287 individual volunteers.

A tool to grow spirit’s fruits

Fruits of the spirit

Enneagram is a tool that has been around a long time. Laura Witkowski encourages its use for both spiritual growth, nurturing relationships, and team building.

More Advent counsel from Bishop Bard

Advent message by Bishop Bard

Given the exponential rise of COVID cases in Michigan, Bishop David Bard urges local churches to refrain from in-person gatherings these next six weeks. “The good news of great joy still arrives,” he said.

Living in the harbor of faith

Take your fear to the harbor of faith

Ryan Dunn tells the story of John Wesley’s voyage with the Moravians and what they taught him about faith and dealing with fear.