A Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace through Separation made global news on January 3. Legislation to enact it at GC2020 will be considered in Michigan and Sierra Leone in March.
A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference is being called on March 7, 2020, by Bishop David Bard, to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference.
In the face of upheavals in the church and in the nation, The Michigan Conference Office of Clergy Excellence is hosting three Courage to Lead retreats.
Early Responders know how to prepare for recovery teams and to provide assurance to survivors that God’s people care about their lives and homes. A generous new grant supports training.
There’s a change in the Michigan Conference Staff. As Jennifer Weaver retires, Aritha Davis becomes the Executive Assistant to the Clergy Assistant to the Bishop.
Lauren Norton grew up in Georgia and felt tugged by God as a college student. She has moved to Detroit for two years of service as a Global Mission Fellow.
With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.
“We need to settle ourselves down and breathe and allow the breath of God to take us to this next stage,” said Bishop Thomas Bickerton, regarding complaints and church closings.
Those gathered in Alabama around a Traditionalist church considered a future that’s, “a season of messiness, a season of building, that’s also an opportunity.”
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS…In a meeting last week in Chicago, the North Central Jurisdiction (NCJ) Committee on the Episcopacy and the NCJ College of Bishops have proposed to only elect one bishop during the NCJ Quadrennial Meeting, July 15-18 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. The two groups have agreed to form a task force to make recommendations on… Continue Reading NCJ recommends election of one bishop