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The US-2 program turns 70 years young

US-2 with client at NOAH

The United Methodist US-2 program has sent young missionaries across the nation in service since 1951. Barbara Brooks, Amy Brown, and Emily Palm are familiar names in the Michigan Conference.

UM churches assess flood damage

Volunteers work on flood damage in churches

Torrential rains hit Wayne and Washtenaw counties in late June. Five congregations in Detroit — Resurrection, Second Grace, Trinity Faith, Metropolitan, and Cass Community–are assessing damage from the flooding.

Small churches rise to COVID challenges

Churches in small rural communities

Revs Peggy Paige, Jackie Roe, and Jodie Flessner believe Michigan’s small, rural churches will come out of the pandemic year with new strength for future ministry and mission.

Young Methodists raise climate awareness

Climate

Climate Justice for All (CJ4A) is an international project to promote awareness in the run-upto the United Nations’ 26th Climate Change Conference Oct. 31-Nov. 12 in Scotland.

EngageMI recognizes 42 local churches

Coleman Faith listed among Engagemi churches

The Michigan Conference Board of Global Ministries expresses deep gratitude to 42 Michigan congregations that completed requirements for recognition as EngageMI Churches in 2020. Their giving met their neighbors’ needs.

Two copper coins for adovah

two coins for adovah

The Hebrew word “adovah” translates to both “work” and “worship.” LuAnn Rourke offers two pieces of counsel for how to move forward with worship work in challenging times.

Action needed with BSA charters

Boy Scout uniform

“We simply cannot continue the relationship with the BSA as it has existed in the past,” say Bishop David Bard and Chancellor Andrew Vorbrich. Here are their recommendations.

Trustees amend Disaffiliation terms

disaffiliation policy change

An updated version of the formal agreement of Disaffiliation and Withdrawal from the United Methodist Church has been approved by the Michigan Conference Board of Trustees.

Civil Rights Tour Oct. 17-22, 2021

Civil Rights tour includes Edmund Pettus Bridge

A Civil Rights Tour of the South is planned for Oct 17-22, 2021, led by two women from Kalamazoo Westwood United Methodist Church.

Connection under Northern Skies

Camp Michigamme, a ministry of Northern Skies District

“A vital web of interactive ministry” is how the Book of Discipline describes the United Methodist Church. Cathy Rafferty shares how that connectional approach works on the Northern Skies District.