The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference took place on screens across the state on July 26-28. Bishop David Bard presided from a studio in Lansing. The essential mission was accomplished.
On Monday, CFA Chair Brad Bartelmay reported on financial challenges, downward trends in payment of Ministry Shares, and the formation of a new task force with a focus on generosity.
Pews across the country are empty as safety measures are observed for COVID-19. The federal Cares Act provides relief for financial pressure. Assistants will soon be ready to help churches apply.
Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. He urges churches to be aware of precautions to take if the outbreak spreads.
The Council on Finance and Administration seeks a Treasurer and Director of Administrative Services upon the resignation of David Dobbs.