When will Michigan return to normal operation? That remains uncertain. But the Bishop and leaders of The Michigan Conference are creating strategies to help churches prepare to resume in-person activities.
Church leaders guiding their flocks through the pandemic say some hopeful responses to the emergency might help point the way to the future. Rev. Alex Plum is among those commenting.
Are you having trouble navigating what GCFA calls “the muddy waters” of COVID-19 loans? GCFA hosts a webinar to answer your questions on Thursday, April 16.
Life in Michigan has not been the same since March 24th, when Governor Gretchen Whitmer first acted for the safety of the state. United Methodists continue to be the church.
Some heroes play the bagpipes. Others make face shields for healthcare workers. Many heroes humble themselves by wearing a mask. Meet some Michigan United Methodist heroes and tell us of some you know.
Michigan now has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. At advice of government and public health officials, Bishop Bard calls for no in-person gatherings through April 30, 2020.
We cannot go to church on April 12 but that does not mean we can’t celebrate Easter. And inviting others is easier this year than ever before.
The Rev. Eric Mulanda has co-pastored Mt. Hope UMC in Lansing since 2015. He and a team from the church just returned from a goodwill mission to his alma mater, Africa University in Zimbabwe.
At the present time, there is no plan to postpone the 2020 session of The Michigan Annual Conference. Conference planners will make that decision at the end of April.
Bishop David Bard celebrates the creativity of Michigan United Methodists ministering in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis. He offers new possibilities for Easter worship during this ongoing stay-at-home season.