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Delegation endorses Bigham-Tsai

Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai preaching at 2018 Michigan Conference

The North Central Jurisdictional Conference will be voting for bishops in July of this year. The Michigan Delegation has endorsed and supports the election of the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai .

Keswick UMC follows the sun

The sun shines in Keswick

Non-profits and churches can reap renewable energy from the sun with little or no upfront cost and with significant savings in the long run.

‘The Plan’ … our leaders comment

A plan supported by prayer

Four Michigan Conference leaders — Bishop David Bard, Rev. Benton Heisler, Laura Witkowski, and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai — offer their initial responses to the separation plan announced on January 3rd.

Happy New Year, babies!

The babies of Allendale and their families.

While Millennials often identify as “NONES,” young families make up 60% of Valley Church in Allendale, a congregation that welcomed 14 babies in 2019 with 7 on the way.

Judson Collins Camp closed for 2020

Judson Collins circle of campers

Citing cuts in ministry shares by The Michigan Conference, the Board of Camping announced suspension of operations at Judson Collins Camp for the 2020 season.

Bishop named two new D.S.s

Bishop named two new DSs

Bishop David Bard named LuAnn Rourke and John Kasper to his Cabinet. The Heritage and Central Bay districts welcome these new superintendents on July 1, 2020.

Snapshots of Vitality

Kids with crowns

See Christ in the hands and faces of  Michigan United Methodists celebrating their vitality on Facebook.  Send us your snapshots! This MIconnect feature showcases congregations who are using Facebook effectively.  Is your church using Social Media to enhance your nurture and outreach? United Methodist Communications has resources to help you get started or to do better. Click… Continue Reading Snapshots of Vitality

Bishop releases statement on separation plan

Bishop Bard speaks from his office in Lansing

Michigan Conference Bishop David Bard released a statement today in response to, “Protocol of Reconciliation & Grace Through Separation,” a 9-page proposal announced on  January 3, 2020, that would preserve The United Methodist Church while allowing traditionalist-minded congregations to form a new denomination. STATEMENT FROM BISHOP BARD Yesterday, January 2, I participated in a conference… Continue Reading Bishop releases statement on separation plan

‘There’s been a break in!’

Wise Men break in to Vicksburg UMC

A break-in at the church? And at Christmas-time of all things! However, it wasn’t at all what the police suspected.

Doing what Jesus would do in Williamston

Williamston youth with wreaths

Williamston UMC extends the invitation, “All are welcome here!” Wednesdays that includes a free hot meal and lots of love.

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