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Conferences take action on gun violence

Rev. Ian Boley speaks at the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference.

In response to this year’s horrific mass shootings and increased violence, a number of U.S. annual conferences including the Michigan Conference passed resolutions proactively addressing the issue and calling on… Continue Reading Conferences take action on gun violence

Get started in Conference advocacy

Patsy and child of ESL student at Elsie UMC.

Resolutions for three social justice issues were adopted by The Michigan Conference  at Annual Conference. Practical next steps for advocacy are outlined for addressing gun violence, cancellation of federal student… Continue Reading Get started in Conference advocacy

Annual Conference gets a move on

Troy Korean UMC, Michigan, raised over $11,000 in a 5K for child hunger.

Two events at this year’s Annual Conference raised money for good causes: A hybrid 5K, allowing participants to walk, run, or ride from home, raised almost $21,000 to reduce and… Continue Reading Annual Conference gets a move on

Thank you, Conference

Jennifer Browne leads worship during the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne writes a heartfelt thank-you note to The Michigan Conference for the spirit of maturity, forbearance, and kindness she witnessed during Annual Conference this year.

Good to be together

Clergy and laity find renewal and inspiration during the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference.

Attendees reflect on their experiences at this year’s Annual Conference, feeling renewed and inspired as they return home to their places of ministry.

Tips for Annual Conference 2022

Friends greet at Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference is coming June 2-4. Laura Witkowski understands that some are excited about annual conference and some are overwhelmed. She offers some tips from 22 years of personal experience.

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… Continue Reading 2021 Michigan Annual Conference

The joyful journey to annual conference

Bishop Bard on the stage for the 2021 virtual annual conference

Bishop David Bard has not missed an annual conference session since 1984. He believes that conference can be a means of grace, whether the sessions are held in-person or online.

AC 2021 offering will change lives

HAPI to receive 45% of conference offering

There is no actual offering plate at a virtual annual conference. However, Michigan United Methodists are invited to make contributions that will support our covenant partners in Haiti and Liberia.

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.

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