Disaffiliation, budget top AC business
Clergy and lay members will vote on various business and legislative matters at the 2023 Michigan Annual Conference, including approving the disaffiliation of 60 churches.
Teach your children well
By attending track-and-field meets and motocross events with her grandchildren, Cyndy Rossman, East Winds District Co-Lay Leader, has learned that church can happen anywhere.
Members prepare for 2023 AC
The 2023 Michigan Annual Conference begins next week, and Michigan United Methodists will worship God, celebrate ministry, and do good work together.
Torrey named new Cane Holder
Rev. Bill Torrey follows the death of Rev. Ted Halsted as the Holder of the Michigan Conference Cane, which honors the oldest clergy member of the conference.
Start the year with the 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
“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
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
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
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
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.