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God with us during Virus Round 2

Laity helped with Sole Works

After 19 months, the Delta Variant of the virus continues to make demands on clergy and laity as churches strive to keep their members safe and ministries with neighbors vital.

Ministry Incubation is not ‘fairy dust’

Incubation with books

In 2020, ten young adults of The Michigan Conference made up a new pilot group of Ministry Incubators. Ministry Incubation now moves on to a second phase involving local churches.

MI Conference following God’s lead

Michigan Conference following God

This is the third of three in a series of blogs by the Rev. Paul Perez, Director of Connectional Ministry for The Michigan Conference. He addresses the Strategic Directions of the UMC in the state.

Plan for NCJ virtual session changes

Bishop Bard is NCJ President

On behalf of NCJ College of Bishops, President David Bard shares a new schedule for the North Central Jurisdictional Conference Nov, 10-11.

Resources to help plan Advent 2021

Lighting Advent wreath

The Christian Year ends with Christ the King Sunday on November 21. Then comes Advent! Here are dozens of activities, ideas, and resources to guide your planning for all ages.

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.

UMCOR hanging tough, moving forward

UMCOR supported work in Louisiana Hurricane Relief.

For the past year, natural disasters have run concurrently with coronavirus, complicating rescue and recovery efforts. UMCOR head Roland Ferdandes says, “The struggles in some ways brought people closer together.”