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Thanks for Special Sunday support

Michigan United Methodists gave over a quarter million dollars to General and Conference Special Sunday Offerings so far in 2018.  Thank you for your generosity!

Where are the appointments?

The Cabinet continues making pastoral moves around the state. Changes in appointments of Michigan clergy are announced on this website.

Profile in leadership

Lisa Batten receives Golden Yam Award

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Lisa Batten, the leader of Young Adult Initiatives.

2018 Advent gifts offer hope

Woman removing storm debris.

Bishop David Bard encourages The Michigan Conference to share hope and love this Advent season through generous contributions to UMCOR’s disaster relief efforts around the world and across the state. 

How to do year-end mission reports

As 2018 draws to a close, churches are asked to send in their reports of mission giving using Spotlight Church and Six Lanes of the Advance forms.

All aboard for camp scholarships

Mini train at lakeivew Campground

A Changing Lives Scholarship Drive for Michigan Area United Methodist Camping begins on Giving Tuesday and extends through December 4.

9 new Michigan Earthkeepers

Sunnyside UMC community garden and free store

The new class of 44 Earthkeepers includes nine people from Michigan. These leaders were commissioned via an online service on November 12, 2018 by the General Board of Global Ministries.

New life in Burton Heights

Groundbreaking at former site of Burton Heights UMC

The Burton Heights United Methodist Church has been razed for the building of low income housing in the Garfield Park neighborhood of southeast Grand Rapids.

GC 2020 nominations are now open

Michigan Delegates at the 2016 General Conference in Portland, OR

The process is in place to nominate delegates, clergy and laity, for election to serve at the 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences. Nominations are due by February 15, 2019.

Neighbors rise up above the flood

Streets of Houghton MI destroyed by June 17, 2018 flood

The fourth in a series, “UMCOR in Michigan,” describes the work being done in Copper Country by two Case Managers serving those left behind from the epic Father’s Day Flood.