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AC offering helps Haiti’s moms

Moms deliver safely at HAPI.

Haitian moms have come to trust the care that they receive at the Start Right center in Mizak Haiti. Start Right is a ministry of Haitian Assets for Peace International (HAPI).

DACA decision keeps dream alive

They have a dream

A nightmare for 650,000 young people became a dream once more as the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on June 18 that DACA could continue.

Liberia’s churches begin to reopen

Churches check temps

 Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures are “new normal” practices in churches in Africa as well as the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

NCJ College of Bishops commits to antiracism

Bishops commit to antiracist stance

The North Central Jurisdiction College of Bishops commits to deep prayer, listening, prophetic witness, and the promotion of antiracism.

US churches practice caution in reopening

Clean up before reopening

United Methodist bishops in the U.S., including Bishop David Bard of Michigan, are setting guidelines for appropriate ways for reopening churches in their conferences.

Celebrating women bishops of UMC

Women bishops at GC 2019

Four of the 34 women bishops of the United Methodist Church came from Michigan. They are remembered in this summary of a book celebrating their extraordinary Gifts of the Spirit.

A helping hand to the homeless

Helping the homeless in Macon GA

Food, shelter, hygiene, and help with income taxes are some of the ways that United Methodists are helping the homeless and unemployed during the pandemic.

Dates for GC and NCJ conferences set

Dates for General and Jurisdictional Conference set.

The 2020 General and Jurisdictional conferences were postponed because of COVID-19. New 2021 dates were announced on May 26 along with a leadership plan for the NCJ.

Coronavirus hampers malaria efforts

Malaria threat grows across Africa

In 2016 Imagine No Malaria celebrated success in the fight against malaria. Now WHO says interruptions caused by COVID may return mortality levels to those last seen 20 years ago.

What does reopening look like?

Reopening will require great care

Social distancing measures forced churches to transition to online worship and ministry. As states lift shelter-in-place orders, churches must consider how — or when— to return to in-person worship.

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