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God blesses from start to finish

God is part of vibrant living

God is doing a new thing at Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven, MI. Finishing Well is an intentional ministry focused on the needs of those in the congregation who are in their final third of life.

Bishops call GC session May 8, 2021

Bishops call a May 2021 special session of General Conference

With General Conference postponed until August of 2022, the Council of Bishops has called a special online session on May 8, 2021. The purpose is to enable the handling of 12 pieces of important administrative legislation.

Claiming the power of song

Song is important at General Conference

Sermons are powerful but words combined with a melody “stick with us,” says Zebulon M. Highben, director of  Music at Duke University Chapel. What’s a song that sticks with you?

Serving faithfully for 200 years

Relief during the 200 years of Methodist Mission

Effective mission crosses boundaries. That’s a keynote of the new book, Methodist mission at 200. Readers are encouraged to carry Christ’s love into a third century. 

Global Water Summit seeks to spur change

Global experience for Wesley students in Puerto Rico

Two Wesley Foundations, one in Ann Arbor and the other in Mt. Pleasant, have partnered to focus on a basic human need. Water. They invite Michigan United Methodists to a Global Water Summit, March 27 at noon ET.

UMCOR Sunday is coming March 14, 2021

UMCOR Sunday is March 14

UMCOR Sunday is March 14. Formerly One Great Hour of Sharing, this special offering helps pay administrative costs of UMCOR so every dollar YOU give can offer a person hope.

Giving and receiving in the city of Flint

Flint Freedom School 2020

Faithful payment of Ministry Shares makes good things happen. A visit to Flint, MI celebrates a church that paid 100% in a difficult year, and a ministry that adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.

General Agencies cutting back

Board of Global Ministries one of agencies making cuts

Faced with an ongoing pandemic and denominational uncertainty, United Methodist general agencies are reducing staff while trying to stay true to their missions.

Churches assist during winter storms

Churches provide volunteers

United Methodist churches across the south opened shelters as winter storms left millions without water or electricity. Gifts to UMCOR’s U.S. Disaster Response #901670 will provide aid for recovery efforts.

God’s people wear big ears

Man with ears open

The Rev. John Hice, superintendent of The East Winds District, recalls words of wisdom from Bishop Ivan Abrahams, spoken in 2007. “I hope that the churches will have big ears.” Listening is still important today.