Bishops call for General Conference in 2026
The Council of Bishops is recommending an additional church meeting in 2026 to reestablish connection and recast the mission and vision for the UMC.
Serve disenfranchised communities as a CCW
Desire to work in communities to address deep-rooted issues and shine light on injustice with God’s love? Consider applying to be a Church and Community Worker.
Report sheds light on disaffiliating churches
A new Lewis Center for Church Leadership report finds that churches disaffiliating from The United Methodist Church are overwhelmingly in the South and Southwest. Compared with remaining United Methodist churches,… Continue Reading Report sheds light on disaffiliating churches
Haiti ministry partner grows despite hardship
Haitian Assets for Peace International (HAPI), a Michigan Conference ministry partner, continues to thrive despite the challenges Haiti is facing. Continue Reading Haiti ministry partner grows despite hardship
A forgotten journal, an unforgettable trip
In November 2022, two Michigan United Methodist clergy joined a team of scholars on a trip of a lifetime to Benin to face the harsh truths of the transatlantic slave… Continue Reading A forgotten journal, an unforgettable trip
Still the School of Dreams in the Valley of Hope
In this guest blog, Bishop Laurie Haller traces the birth of the dream that is Africa University on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.
Grassroots resolutions point toward UMC’s future
Three resolutions were overwhelmingly supported by the five U.S. jurisdictions of The United Methodist Church, signaling a new way forward as the church looks toward the 2024 General Conference and… Continue Reading Grassroots resolutions point toward UMC’s future
Introducing the Episcopal 22-10
The ten episcopal candidates for the North Central Jurisdiction formed a community that prayed and cared for each other, creating a message of unity and a model of mutual support… Continue Reading Introducing the Episcopal 22-10
Scanson crafts crosiers for bishops
Each newly elected bishop within the North Central Jurisdiction is gifted a homemade crosier, fashioned by a woodworker and retired elder, Rev. Art Scanson from the Dakotas Conference.
Friday NCJ Conference summary
Friday NCJ Conference highlights include a presentation on gun violence and a conversation on the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism on The United Methodist Church.