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Guide to counting virtual worship attendance

Guide to computing

Year-end reports are coming. This is the standardized guide to counting virtual worship attendance for the Michigan Conference.

Michigan Foundation hires coach

Giving to church

Fall is a time to focus on stewardship. And this fall is especially challenging. The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has resources for local churches, including a new consultant, the Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis.

AC 2020 vote is in

Vote totals read by Bishop Bard

Members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference did a new thing …  a mail-in ballot. Those were counted  August 28 and the vote totals were announced by Bishop David Bard on Labor Day.

Thanks, Michigan, for awesome giving!

HAPI thanks Michigan

Churches and members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference supported the yearly mission ingathering at record-breaking levels. The gifts totaled $62,355.  Ministries in Haiti, Liberia, and mid-Michigan are grateful.

God’s doors are open at GUM Church

Doors being repainted

After the 2019 General Conference, Georgetown UMC created three doors and placed them out front. After the doors were vandalized last month, the congregation repainted and dedicated these symbols of all-inclusive welcome.

COVID mini-grants assist families

Staff serving the families of MCHS

Even when you can’t “go” to church, you can “be” the church. That’s what Michigan United Methodists are doing as they assist families struggling through the significant challenges of coronavirus.

Adrian College announces changes

Adrian College sign

Bishop Bard comments on the changes taking place at Adrian College. He and four Michigan Conference clergy sit on the school’s Board of Trustees.

Happening at Michigan camps

Camps have fall events

Michigan Area United Methodist Camps invite individuals and families to rest, relax, have fun, or volunteer in August and September.

Benefits Ministry Shares news

Enroll online

Benefits Ministry Shares (BMS) invoices are moving from mailed paper invoices to emailed electronic invoices. Churches need to sign up now in order to receive the October invoice.

Case Managers empower and heal

High water is a job for case managers

Five UMCOR-trained Case Managers are on the job in mid-Michigan, helping persons whose lives were broken by  flooding in May. One calls it, “God work,” and you, too, can help.