Delegates to the upcoming North Central Jurisdictional Conference are asked to engage resources on White Supremacy prior to conversations at the conference.
Delegates of the North Central Jurisdiction met online Nov. 10-11, to name priorities and approve a “Covenant to Build Beloved Community.” They also affirmed the Bishops’ Narrative for The UMC.
We put masks on. We take masks off. Both actions are important says Bishops David Bard as he considers the pandemic, division in The United Methodist Church, and uncovering events… Continue Reading The many masks we wear
Anti-racism work in The United Methodist Church has been officially underway for a year. Upcoming initiatives include an anti-racism social justice agenda, more educational materials, and an Advent devotional series.
The June 4, 2021 session of the Michigan Annual Conference featured various reports with a focus on Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism, justice, mission, and Michigan Conference’s connection to United Methodists around the globe.
“Being upset, tired, and worn without action will get us nowhere,” says Pastor Albert Rush. He invites everyone to “stay in the fight.”
Rev. Paul Perez remembers picking up pieces of a broken chalice at the 2004 General Conference. Pittsburgh’s memories inform his thoughts on the “breaking point” The United Methodist Church has… Continue Reading Picking up the pieces
When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story… Continue Reading COVID-19 top church story for 2020
A group named by Bishop Bard will focus on anti-bias and anti-racism, “an essential part of our journey with Jesus.”
Naomi Garcia examines scripture and encourages others to join her in the anti-racism initiative of The Michigan Conference. It’s the third way; a Jesus thing to do.