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New ministry model grows in Kalamazoo

New model of ministry coming to Portage Chapel Hill.

Portage Chapel Hill Church and Wesley in Kalamazoo are planting a staffing model to grow more disciples for Christ in the Kalamazoo area.

The Great Commission goes online

A great Mother's Day at Scott Memorial UMC

The Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20, was spoken by Jesus hundreds of years before the internet came on the scene. But online media are proving to be effective tools for evangelism.

Dexter Deacon does ‘loaves and fishes’

Deacon Tom Snyder serves homeless

Tom Snyder, a Deacon at Dexter United Methodist Church, is serving as a bridge between resources and needs of the homeless in Ann Arbor. “I like DOING Christianity,” he says.

Online worship is a weekly lifeline

Pastor Todd goes online outdoors

Michigan’s United Methodists have been in worship from home since March 15. These five pastors report how technology has enabled the spread of the gospel to members and to neighbors.

Prepare now for first Sunday back

Prepare to move forward in 2020

When state health officials deem it safe, restrictions on in-person worship will be lifted. In the meantime, here are guidelines to help prepare for re-opening.

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.