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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.

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.

Your values are important

Meet the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne, newly appointed Assistant to the Bishop, as she discerns her top three values from a list ranging from  “Accountability” to “Wisdom.” 

Webinars re-imagine faith formation

Adult learning online

As we emerge into the post-pandemic world, we can begin planning for the future of faith formation in our local churches.

Steps toward Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism

Taking steps to learn.

Bishop David Bard has invited every Michigan United Methodist congregation to take steps to engage in a study of Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism during the coming year.

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.