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Michigan young adults hatch new ideas

Young adults in Ministry Incubator

“I look forward to launching a new cohort of imagineers who have ideas ready to be hatched,” says Lisa Batten. Ministry Incubators and Wesley Theological Seminary are Michigan Conference partners.

Jesus speaks when we are tired

Tired feet on a fall hike

“I’m tired of this!” says the Rev. Jodie Flessner as she navigates a health crisis. She turns to the gospel to find strength and purpose for the journey.

Patience key in election bishop says

Vote and have patience

“I encourage patience with our election process,” says Bishop David Bard. He also offers a prayer as the nation heads toward the general election on November 3, 2020.

Bishop details BSA claim process

Bishop says file BSA claim by Nov. 16, 2020

Bishop David Bard provides detailed instructions for local churches to file a claim against the Boy Scouts of America. This must be done before November 16, 2020.

Native American Ministries celebrated

Native Americans celebrated in Standish

There are eight Native American churches in Michigan that sink their roots deep into Methodist heritage. They stretch from Bradley and Salem in the south to Zeba in the north.

AC 2020 to be rescheduled

AC Commission rescheduled 2020 session

The 2020 Michigan Annual Conference has been postponed and registration has been suspended. The session will be rescheduled soon. Here’s what to do now according to AC planners.

Coping and caring through change

Hearts are caring during crisis

The Rev. Paul Perez says, “The good news is, church is never canceled.” He lists opportunities for caring and connecting with the vulnerable, including oneself.

Michigan continues response to GC 2019

Michigan delegates on the plenary floor of General Conference 2019

Three weeks have passed since the delegates returned home from St. Louis. In the meantime, Michigan United Methodists join others across the connection in responding to actions of GC 2019.

Muskegon Methodist family unites

Unity Service held in Muskegon Heights February 2017. Three pastors holding hands.

Since February 2017,  these four churches in greater Muskegon have been coming together to celebrate historic ties and move forward in faithful witness. They are living their love through action.

Power in the pew

Hands of many colors coming together

  Michigan Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles explores the complexities of how The United Methodist Church can make connections with today’s seekers.