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2021 Michigan Annual Conference

  The 2021 Annual Conference will once again be held online during the first week after Memorial Day weekend.  It will include worship, fellowship, clergy session, legislation, teaching, preaching and the Service of Ordination and Commissioning.  Details will be offered soon! Visit our website at https://2021.michiganumc.org/ to learn more.

50 years a Traveling Preacher

Anita Hahn, Northern Waters District, ends six years of fixing appointments.

The Rev. John Harnish talks about his experience as an ordained elder and shares six trends in the United Methodist appointive system emerging over the past 50 years.

Small moments

A few moments of calm for Bishop David Bard.

A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.

Virtual views on AC 2020

Views of conference given by Mark Doyal

Hundreds of persons saw Communication Director Mark Doyal’s face on Monday morning, July 27, as he welcomed viewers to the virtual plenary hall. Here are some of their views of the online experience.

Michigan Annual Conference – Virtual

Annual Conference has been rescheduled to a virtual Annual Conference to be held on July 26-29, 2020.  Visit our website at https://2020.michiganumc.org/ to learn more. Members of the Michigan Annual Conference will gather for a time of fellowship, worship and legislating during the 2020 Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Thursday, May… Continue Reading Michigan Annual Conference – Virtual

Countdown to AC 2020

Countdown to Conference ends when Nichea opens the session.

One, two, three, four more days on the countdown clock before the opening worship of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. These are the steps to take to be ready July 26 at 7pm.

Guide to 2020 Virtual AC is in the mail

Joy Barrett, Bishop, and John Boley

You’ve got mail! If you are a member of the 2020 Michigan Annual Conference, you will receive a packet this week with all you need to prepare for the session coming July 26-28, 2020.

Picking the fruit of kindness

picking fruit

The Rev. Benton Heisler invites pastors and laity to stay focused on our common mission as we approach the Virtual 2020 Michigan Annual Conference.

Bishop announces virtual AC 2020

2019 was in-person; 2020 will be virtual

Saying the “health and well-being of our members must be our focus,” Bishop David Bard has announced that the 2020 Annual Conference will be virtual rather than in-person, July 26-29, 2020.

What to know about Albion Special Session

Albion College's Goodrich Chapel

Members and guests of The Michigan Annual Conference will travel to Albion March 7 for a Yes-or-No vote on one General Conference petition. Here are the essential things to know upon arrival.