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Finding hope in the darkness

Candle of Hope

“When the time is the darkest, that is when the light of hope is the strongest,” says the Rev. John Boley. Advent 2020 is time to reflect on the difference between hope and optimism.

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.

First impressions reflect Christ

Hand sharing bread

What do disciples do? In this month’s Home Words Bound, Rev. Benton Heisler, Director of Connectional Ministry, explains how important first impressions are, in the church and in the community.

A year with UMCOR in Puerto Rico

Volunteer in Mission working in Puerto Rico

In the year since Hurricane Maria struck, UMCOR has contributed more than $20 million of relief aid to Puerto Rico.

District Dialogue: gaining perspective

Earth seen from space

In this month’s District Dialog, the Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford talks about the importance of perspective.