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Young adult mission journeys set for 2024

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Young adults, ages 18-35, seeking short-term, cultural immersion experiences abroad can join an upcoming UMVIM Discover … Mission journey.

At the heart of HAPI’s vision in Haiti

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Valerie Mossman-Celestin just returned from her first trip to Haiti in five years. It was a time to reconnect with the community, reassure the staff, and recreate the ministry.

Midwest Mission opens Iowa location

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Over 200 people attended the opening of Midwest Mission’s second campus in Jefferson, IA, including Iowa Bishop Kennetha Bigham-Tsai.

Haiti flooding increases displacement, hunger

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At least 42 dead, and over 13,000 displaced after flooding in Haiti on June 4. Support UMCOR’s programming in Haiti now through The Advance.

Bishops call for General Conference in 2026

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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

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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

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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

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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

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In this guest blog, Bishop Laurie Haller traces the birth of the dream that is Africa University on the occasion of its 30th anniversary.

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