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Finding a home for Patrick

Welcome to Patrick and other asylum seekers

When Patrick left Africa he sought safety and a new home in the U.S. He found it in Detroit, where The United Methodist Church is partnering with other agencies to welcome immigrants.

Water, woods, and hospitality!

Hospitality at Lake Louise includes games.

What does hospitality look like in the great outdoors? It looks like water balloons, kayaks, cozy cabins, and a warm welcome from LLCC Director Neil Haney.

Camps offer early bird savings

Camps, campfires, and s'mores. Yum.

The three United Methodist camps in Michigan invite children, youth, and adults to summer adventures in faith, fun, and friendship.

Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

Deacon engages volunteers in mission

Deacon Sue Pethoud with kits

Deacon Sue Pethoud serves as the Church and Community Relations Liaison for Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Her biggest joy is coordinating thousands of volunteers who come to the city to serve.

Mini-grants reimagine faith formation

Mini-grants helped churches like Brighton First

The Discipleship Grant Team of The Michigan Conference has given 100 mini-grants to congregations to assist their families in at-home faith formation.

Faith on go against child hunger

This year they walk for hunger

More than half a million children in Michigan suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The 2021 Michigan Conference 5K is just the beginning of an initiative to help our kids in crisis.

Michigan seniors cope with COVID

Two seniors adopt a bunny.

Quarantine precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus were first implemented in Michigan retirement communities a year ago. Seniors are grateful that administrators and staff kept them safe.

COVID finish line in sight

Vaccinations in downtown Detroit. help stop spread of COVID.

COVID cases are currently at the highest level in Michigan since the start of 2021, and positive cases continue to rise. Bishop David Bard encourages continued patience and caution.

UMCH dreams big in Grand Rapids

United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids is set to build a new facility that will serve children and seniors thanks to a $1 million grant from the State.