Category: Michigan Area
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.
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.
Get ready to ‘do good’
Michigan United Methodists eager for mission work can be trained to join an Early Response Team or a Volunteers in Mission team. The next training is on June 10, 2023.
Trustees report 8% to depart
The Michigan Conference Board of Trustees reports that 60 of Michigan’s 721 United Methodist churches are expected to be approved for disaffiliation at this year’s Annual Conference.
Michigan UM churches receive $100K grants
Asbury: Flint UMC and Charlevoix: Greensky Hill UMC were awarded $100,000 Sacred Spaces Clean Energy Grants to make their facilities more energy efficient.
Conference offers disability grants
The Michigan Conference is offering grants up to $1,000 to assist churches seeking to invest in accommodations for those with disabilities or neurodiversity of all kinds.
Make their dreams take flight
Churches can welcome Haitian young adults looking for refuge and opportunities by sponsoring their resettlement through Church World Service’s expanded programming.
The world comes to Michigan
The Michigan Conference announces new ministry partners in Mozambique and Switzerland: Blair Moses Kamanga and Joy Eva Bohol.
NCJ delegate election canceled
The special election for reserve delegates to the 2024 NCJ Conference, scheduled for this year’s Michigan Annual Conference, has been canceled.