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Small moments

A few moments of calm for Bishop David Bard.

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.

Pastors with a badge advance reform

Pastors on the beach of Traverse Bay

United Methodist police chaplains and pastors who serve in law enforcement discuss what changes might help both officers and the people they serve and protect.

Civil rights titans talk about racism

Civil Rights leader James Lawson

How do the current protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and others due to police brutality compare to the 1950s and 1960s? Civil Rights leaders reflect.

Virtual Michigan AC gets the job done

Mark Doyal managing the Virtual action

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference took place on screens across the state on July 26-28. Bishop David Bard presided from a studio in Lansing. The essential mission was accomplished.

Native American Ministries celebrated

Native Americans celebrated in Standish

There are eight Native American churches in Michigan that sink their roots deep into Methodist heritage. They stretch from Bradley and Salem in the south to Zeba in the north.

AC 2020 to be rescheduled

AC Commission rescheduled 2020 session

The 2020 Michigan Annual Conference has been postponed and registration has been suspended. The session will be rescheduled soon. Here’s what to do now according to AC planners.

Coping and caring through change

Hearts are caring during crisis

The Rev. Paul Perez says, “The good news is, church is never canceled.” He lists opportunities for caring and connecting with the vulnerable, including oneself.

Michigan continues response to GC 2019

Michigan delegates on the plenary floor of General Conference 2019

Three weeks have passed since the delegates returned home from St. Louis. In the meantime, Michigan United Methodists join others across the connection in responding to actions of GC 2019.

Muskegon Methodist family unites

Unity Service held in Muskegon Heights February 2017. Three pastors holding hands.

Since February 2017,  these four churches in greater Muskegon have been coming together to celebrate historic ties and move forward in faithful witness. They are living their love through action.

Power in the pew

Hands of many colors coming together

  Michigan Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles explores the complexities of how The United Methodist Church can make connections with today’s seekers.