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Get started in Conference advocacy

Patsy and child of ESL student at Elsie UMC.

Resolutions for three social justice issues were adopted by The Michigan Conference  at Annual Conference. Practical next steps for advocacy are outlined for addressing gun violence, cancellation of federal student… Continue Reading Get started in Conference advocacy

Mission interns begin service

Mission interns sing during a training event.

Seventeen new interns in The Michigan Conference’s Mission Intern Program begin their service this summer in United Methodist-affiliated nonprofits and local congregations throughout the state.

Trust the wind, trust what’s next

Photo of Sunfish, Jodie Flessner's sailboat.

Rev. Jodie Flessner takes lessons learned while sailing and finds parallels to our life of faith. Can we let go and trust the winds of the Holy Spirit to raise… Continue Reading Trust the wind, trust what’s next

Missionaries to tell their stories

Map of UMC global missions.

Three EngageMI missionaries will be featured this summer in the General Board of Global Ministry’s #StillInMission series, a monthly Zoom event where missionaries share their call to mission and highlight… Continue Reading Missionaries to tell their stories

Grants strengthen relief in Gaylord, Detroit

Grants and financial assistance strengthen relief efforts in Gaylord, Michigan, following a May 20 tornado.

Two new grants will provide much-needed help in the form of disaster case management in Gaylord, following the recent tornado, and direct aid to individuals still recovering from last year’s… Continue Reading Grants strengthen relief in Gaylord, Detroit

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.

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