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Small churches rise to COVID challenges

Churches in small rural communities

Revs Peggy Paige, Jackie Roe, and Jodie Flessner believe Michigan’s small, rural churches will come out of the pandemic year with new strength for future ministry and mission.

EngageMI recognizes 42 local churches

Coleman Faith listed among Engagemi churches

The Michigan Conference Board of Global Ministries expresses deep gratitude to 42 Michigan congregations that completed requirements for recognition as EngageMI Churches in 2020. Their giving met their neighbors’ needs.

Trustees amend Disaffiliation terms

disaffiliation policy change

An updated version of the formal agreement of Disaffiliation and Withdrawal from the United Methodist Church has been approved by the Michigan Conference Board of Trustees.

Civil Rights Tour Oct. 17-22, 2021

Civil Rights tour includes Edmund Pettus Bridge

A Civil Rights Tour of the South is planned for Oct 17-22, 2021, led by two women from Kalamazoo Westwood United Methodist Church.

Connection under Northern Skies

Camp Michigamme, a ministry of Northern Skies District

“A vital web of interactive ministry” is how the Book of Discipline describes the United Methodist Church. Cathy Rafferty shares how that connectional approach works on the Northern Skies District.

Join the ‘Bucket Brigade’ for HAPI

HAPI computers gone in fire

The Michigan Conference has issued an appeal for funding that will assist Haitian Assets for Peace International (HAPI) as they restore services impacted by a fire on July 6, 2021.

Catching dreams in St. Ignace

Dreams are all around

Members of St. Ignace United Methodist Church learned about Native American spirituality from an Elder in the local Sault tribe. Dreams and values were shared across cultures and all were blessed.

You can help in SE Michigan flooding

Flood relief in the form of Cleaning Kits

Relief efforts continue in Wayne and Washtenaw counties where flooding damaged hundreds of homes. You can help in three ways — donate funds, volunteer, and provide cleaning supplies.

Clean-up continues in southeast Michigan

Flood clean-up in southeast Michigan

Federal, state, and church resources are being mustered to assist in the disaster relief phase after flood waters swept  through Wayne and Washtenaw counties on June 26. You can help.

32 coaches now taking assignments

Coaches help leaders grow

Michigan Conference-trained coaches are helping leaders experiencing transition. These one-hour coaching sessions last for 12-14 months. Want a coach? Fill out the Coaching Request Form.