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Ukrainian United Methodists care for fellow countrymen

Pastor comforting woman.

United Methodists in western Ukraine are opening their churches and homes to house evacuees from the war with Russia. Three shelters operated by the denomination care for about 100 displaced… Continue Reading Ukrainian United Methodists care for fellow countrymen

Battle Creek church hosts community carnival

Kids make homemade puppets.

Washington Heights UMC in Battle Creek hosted a carnival, sponsored by seven area churches, as a way to unify faith communities and strengthen neighborhood bonds.

Michigan camp sites ‘in this together’

Members of the new camping association

The six camps affiliated with the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church enter a new season of collaboration as they share wisdom and seek common ground.

$100K clean energy grants available for low-income churches

Solar panels in a field.

Low-income United Methodist congregations in Michigan are invited to apply for a $100,000 Sacred Spaces Clean Energy Grant, to be awarded to 10 faith communities later this year. September 12… Continue Reading $100K clean energy grants available for low-income churches

Hispanic pastor made large impact

Roberto Gomez

The Rev. Roberto Gómez, who died recently at age 75, was a force in the Rio Grande Conference and beyond, including successfully pushing for a Spanish-language hymnal for The United… Continue Reading Hispanic pastor made large impact

Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Rev. Rick Blunt in front of Okemos Community Church.

The Okemos Community Church recently surprised 3,660 Michigan families when each received a letter informing them that their medical debt had been covered by the church. In total, the congregation… Continue Reading Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Finding family in the heart of Dearborn

Children participate in Easter StoryWalk.

Dearborn First UMC has reinvigorated its commitment to refugees and asylum seekers by creating a new Response Team ministry, which recently sponsored a family from Jordan. 

Pastor honored for 60 years of service

The family of Rev. Lowell Walsworth surrounds the retired pastor.

The 60-year ministry of Rev. Dr. Lowell “Wally” Walsworth was recently celebrated at a Ministry Sunday service where a seminary scholarship in his honor was also announced.

Is The United Methodist Church really…?

Is the UMC really...?

This first of a series offers accurate responses to misperceptions or misinformation that are circulating about The United Methodist Church. This article focuses specifically on theology, pensions, and benefits.

Sugar Crash sweetens summer for Melvindale kids

Kids eating lunch during the Sugar Crash Summer Outreach Program.

Twenty children in Melvindale, near Detroit, participate in a summer outreach program called Sugar Crash, hosted by Centro Familiar Cristiano United Methodist Church.

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