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Looking for Michigan ‘packages of love’

Love God during worship at Mount Hope

“Evangelism can only be seen in a person. We need to become a package of love …” Nominations are now open for the Harry Denman and the One Matters awards of The United Methodist Church.

Time to plan a safe Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday witness of yard crosses

As the coronavirus continues to affect the health of those across the state, care should be taken with planning for Ash Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

EngageMI ministry application due

Application open for Engage MI Ministry Partners

Any ministry, new or renewing, that wishes to be included in the partner listing of EngageMI 2022 should submit its application to the Conference Board of Global Ministries before February 28, 2022.

Helping Our Neighbors in Kalamazoo

Kalamazoo resident with new phone

Using a Peace with Justice grant, the Phone Ministry Project of First United Methodist Church in Kalamazoo, MI  distributed cell phones and service to over 100 of their homeless neighbors.

A United Methodist ‘schism’?

Praying against threatened schism

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr., considers the possible schism in the denomination and concludes the best outcome is, “holding on to the hand of Jesus Christ.”

Bishops call for equal voting rights

Voting rights guaranteed by Constitution

Citing the two viruses of COVID and Racism, the United Methodist Council of Bishops calls the church “to pledge ourselves to the fullest expansion of voting rights.”

Anishinaabe, Bob Hazen, shares story

Native American man soars with eagles

 Three federal residential schools for Native Americans once operated in Michigan. Bob Hazen shared his experiences in the Harbor Springs facility with the Northern Skies District Conference.

Scholars finish update of NRSV Bible

Bible Study

The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is getting its first update since 1989. The NRSVue is meant for the mainstream audience as well as scholars.

Pastors face another COVID new year

Pastors try new approaches

Michigan pastors see signs of hope even as the pandemic hangs on. Centered in Christ, they are partnering with laypersons in their congregations to “build a new kind of church.”

Bishops appalled by WCA plan

Central Conference bishops concerned about vaccination

The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s (WCA) plan to assist some United Methodists, mostly in Africa, with getting COVID-19 vaccinations has been denounced by Central Conference bishops.