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Bishop says do not act on BSA package

BSA Package

The Boy Scouts of America is mailing a Disclosure Statement Package to churches sponsoring troops. Bishop Bard advises churches not to respond at this time. 

GR Aldersgate connects with schools

Books from Aldersgate UMC

Grand Rapids Aldersgate UMC continues to expand their relationship with the Northview schools with a gift of books selected by the “seen” Project.

Bishop’s new advice on Scout charters

Scout assembly

Bishop Bard recommends that churches to pause rechartering of Scout troops through March of 2022; continue with the present charter or facilities use agreement.

UM Men work for The Carpenter

UM Men take after Carpenter

After the example of Jesus, Son of a Carpenter, UM Men from five Michigan communities came together to use their skills and tools in south Lansing.

Be ready to welcome Afghan refugees

Marching for Afghan refugees

How can a church become involved in the resettlement of Afghan refugees who will soon be in Michigan? The Michigan Conference is bringing together a panel of leaders on October 14 to answer that question.

God’s love lives at Urban youth camp

Urban Youth Camp devotions

After a virtual experience in 2020, 18 youth enjoyed coming together in-person, August 1-6, at Michindoh Retreat Center. The theme of the 12th annual Urban Youth Camp was “New Beginnings.”

Young adults serve through MI-1

MI-1 serves at NOAH

The Michigan Conference has long been a leader in leadership development with young adults. A new program, MI-1, provides 18 to 28-year-olds opportunities for service. 

How lay equalization is fulfilled

Lay equalization brings people to Annual Conference

How can a layperson attend Annual Conference as a voting member? There are two ways — election by a local church or selection by the district for Lay Equalization.

Dearborn 1st renovates for ministry and mission

Dearborn ribbon-cutting

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue was present at Dearborn First United Methodist Church to assist in a ribbon-cutting ceremony of their newly renovated Wesleyan Hall.

UMVIM training in Flushing Nov. 20

UMVIM

UMVIM, United Methodist Volunteers in Mission, is the heart and hands of the church. Training is available to prepare you for outreach to your neighbors.