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Scholars finish update of NRSV Bible

Bible Study

The New Revised Standard Version of the Bible is getting its first update since 1989. The NRSVue is meant for the mainstream audience as well as scholars.

Telling the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Sacred Worth book about Dr. Martin Luther King

The Sacred Worth book series tells the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and others with “the hope that children may grow to see themselves and all others as made in the image of God.”

Blessed to be alive after tornadoes

Tornadoes strike Kentucky

Eight states were devastated by 60 tornadoes in December of 2021. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is helping recovery happen with generous gifts from across the connection.

Scholarships available for UM students

Scholarships for students

The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) awards more than $2 million in scholarships every year. Michigan students can apply now through March 1, 2022.

UMs reach settlement with BSA

BSA Package

The United Methodist Church emphasizes the denomination’s commitment to healing those suffering BSA related abuse with a $30 million payment to a fund for survivors.

UMCOR on the scene throughout 2021

UMCOR in mid-Michigan

UMCOR answered many appeals for help in 2021. Here are key responses and a few of the major grants awarded to help alleviate suffering worldwide, including Michigan.

UMs respond after tornadoes

Tornadoes devastate Tennessee

Conferences and the United Methodist Committee on Relief are gearing up for relief work after tornadoes struck at least six states. Dan O’Malley, Michigan Conference, urges, “Stay put for now.”

Leaders consider the UMC’s bottom line

Leaders look at the offering plate

For now, leaders of the General Council on Finance and Administration propose cutting the budget for denomination-wide ministries by nearly a third, starting in 2023.

Grants to AU boost malaria research

Malaria research at Africa University

Two grants will help establish a malaria entomological center of excellence to foster research and innovation at Africa University.

Advent appeal aids disaster recovery

Disaster recovery scene 2021

The Bishop’s Advent Appeal for 2021 aims to be “a surprise of hope for people near and far.” Gifts will support disaster recovery in Michigan, the United States, and countries around the globe.