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Wesley’s ‘three simple rules’ frame each day

Woman placing a heart on a cross

Attendees of the 2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference spent time reflecting on John Wesley’s three simple rules: do no harm, do good, and stay in love with God.

The heartbeat of a craftsman’s ministry

Man receiving an honor

For almost 25 years, Rev. Art Scanson has used his artistic gifts to create crosiers for each newly elected bishop within the North Central Jurisdiction.

‘Wesleyan vile-tality’: A call to UM renewal

Professor speaking

Dr. Ashley Boggan D., a special guest at the 2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference, urged attendees to embrace a core aspect of their Wesleyan identity she calls “Wesleyan vile-tality.”

LIFT EVERY VOICE: Fitzgerald and Peters

Delegates to conference

Michigan Conference delegates were asked to comment on the 2024 North Central Jurisdictional Conference theme, “Lift Every Voice,” and suggest ways to ensure that every voice is heard and valued… Continue Reading LIFT EVERY VOICE: Fitzgerald and Peters

Start the year with the Holy Spirit

Dove symbolizes Holy Spirit

The Rev. Paul Perez says, “I’m not a fan of January.” He turns to scripture and finds words of grace that lift the spirit. “You are one of God’s beloveds… Continue Reading Start the year with the Holy Spirit

UMW’s new wineskins for new times

New wineskins for UMW

“We are making new wine and new wineskins to fulfill our role in God’s mission,” says Yvette Moore, a leader in the global United Methodist Women.

Conferences plan hybrid events

Themes of several conferences

Race and LGBTQ inclusiveness are among top issues on the agenda of virtual annual conferences taking place across the U.S. and around the world.

AC 2021 offering will change lives

HAPI to receive 45% of conference offering

There is no actual offering plate at a virtual annual conference. However, Michigan United Methodists are invited to make contributions that will support our covenant partners in Haiti and Liberia.

New life through healthy transitions

Transitions can have thorny spots

Appointments are being made. Transitions are beginning. This virtual workshop on April 17, 10 am to noon, will help pastors and congregational leadership prepare for healthy goodbyes and hellos.

Thoughts on choosing vaccination

Vaccination and lab tech

Noting that people’s responses to COVID-19 vaccination fall on a spectrum, the Rev. Paul Perez plans to be vaccinated and encourages others to do so, too.

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