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Your Tech Questions
Thursday, March 19  7:00 PM

Online Funerals and Memorial Services
Monday, March 23  4:00 PM

Shelter in Place - Church Questions
Monday, March 23  8:00 PM

Online Church – Worship Planning
Tuesday, March 24  7:00 PM
Worship 101 Resource

Online Ministry with Children & Youth
Wednesday, March 25  7:00 PM
Webinar Youth & Kids Resource

Holy Week: Online Worship Planning
Thursday, March 26  7:00 PM
Visit our Online Holy Week page for resources.

The "Why" and The "How" of Giving in Covid -19
Monday, March 30  6:00 PM
Giving in COVID-19 Resource

Children & Youth Resources for Holy Week and Ministry Beyond the Computer
Tuesday, March 31, 6:00  PM
Hands on Holy Week Webinar Resource
Holy Week Playlists

Pastoral Care at a Distance
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

How Can the Church Help in Times of Crisis
Thursday, April 2, 6:00  PM
How Church Can Help Resource

Online Streaming: Your Questions
Wednesday, April 8 at 2:00 PM

Grief and Trauma
Monday, April 13 at 4:30 PM
Grief and Trauma Resource

Countering the COVID-19 Aftershock: A Family Systems Reset
Part 1: Watch April 16 Webinar
Part 2: Watch May 7 Webinar
Part 3: Watch May 21 Webinar
Part 4: Watch June 4 Webinar
Part 5: Watch June 18 Webinar
Visit the Systems Toolbox for additional resources

Summertime Mission Experiences
Watch May 19 Webinar

AUTONOMOUS WORSHIP: Online Worship New People Want to Attend - June 2 Webinar
Reach Readiness2Launch Resource
Follow-up Webinar Resource
Visit the Revitalization Toolbox for additional resources

Local Church Resources During a Health Criss

The Michigan Conference is adding information as quickly as possible.  Please check back often for new resources. 

If you have specific need, please contact Michigan Conference Staff directly.  Go to directory.

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Bishop Bard, in conjunction with Conference Staff have developed a study guide to help local churches prepare for when restrictions are lifted and in-person worship is considered safe again. We encourage you to share and study this guide with church leadership using safe distancing guidelines and begin to plan now for the day when your congregation can be welcomed back inside your local church. To download the full color PDF version Click to download. To download a black and white PDF version, please click here.  Bishop Bard has since released a more recent document with specific guidelines for safely reopening, UMC Principles and Directions.  This Reopening Checklist will aid you as you work through the steps suggested in the Principles and Directions.

Churches are urged to comply with state COVID reopening law. Click here to read how COVID-19 Impacts the Church Workplace.  View Vaccination FAQ's for more information about the legalities surrounding vaccinations.

Missions & Ministries

Considerations when deciding if you need to close your non-profit or UMC related mission Download PDF

What is our response in the face of suffering? Download PDF

Different Language Support

CDC has Resources in Different Languages/CDE tiene recursos en idiomas diferentes: 


Resource from the United Methodist Church in Spanish/Recurso de la Iglesia Metodista Unida


Last Updated on October 31, 2023

The Michigan Conference