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We are overcoming coronavirus together

Overcoming isolation at Conant Avenue

Michigan United Methodists have not been inside their church buildings for seven weeks. Nevertheless, they are living church and sharing love in ways that are overcoming the burdens of COVID-19.

Summer youth camping closes for 2020

Camping at Lake Michigan 2019

Considering the COVID-19 threat to campers, the Michigan Area United Methodist Camping Board has unanimously voted to cancel all 2020 summer youth camping programs.

JFON-MI ‘still standing’ with neighbors

JFON volunteers and staff standing together for clients

Justice For Our Neighbors-Kalamazoo is still standing with their clients, safely and effectively, during the threat of the health crisis.

Get ready. Easter’s coming!

Ready to get back in touch

“We have and are giving up a lot,” says Bishop David Bard to the United Methodists in Michigan. He encourages churches to plan now to be ready to return to in-person activities.

Cass in ministry during pandemic

Taking temps at Cass Community Social Services

Cass Community Social Services has “been there” for the vulnerable residents of Detroit for decades. And the 2020 pandemic may have changed their ministry but it has not stopped it.

Executive order extended to May 15

Bishop extended no in-persons guidelines

As Governor Gretchen Whitmer extended her Executive, Bishop David Bard advises local churches to continue to refrain from in-person activities, including worship.

Treasurer sought in Michigan Conference

Treasurer job open

David Dobbs, Michigan Conference Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services will leave his post and move to Arizona May 1. The position is now open. Apply before May 22.

Re-opening strategies being pondered

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

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.

UMs model hopeful leadership

Spreading hope

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.

CARES Act webinar offers help

CARES Act loan webinar

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.

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