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Mini-grant supports your discipleship

A Mini-grant can support seasonal activities

The Michigan Conference is distributing Christian Education Sunday funds, to churches in the Michigan Conference, in the form of a $300 mini-grant.

Webinar: Mental Health of Children

Caring for the Mental Health of Children is always important and especially so during a pandemic. This Zoom workshop will focus on the social and emotional needs of children, supporting adult caregivers, troubleshooting for fear, sadness, anxiety, etc. and more. Registration is required bit.ly/micmhw. The Zoom will be recorded.  

More Advent resources available

Advent journey to Bethlehem

Advent began on November 29. The Michigan Conference has produced new resources that will help your congregation on your virtual journey to Christmas Eve.

Our children take us to Bethlehem

Children color

When traditional things, like Christmas pageants and plays, are not possible, creative alternatives help tell the story. Children of the Central Bay District churches share their views of Jesus’ birth. 

Focus on hope this Advent

Christmas angel offering hope

This Advent “We have the opportunity to show people ritual tradition, and, most of all, hope,” says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for the Michigan Conference.

Helping kids through stressful times

Child at computer, coping with stressful times.

“Outwardly, the kids looked as happy and carefree as ever!” says the Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley. She adds that children are good at masking their feelings and offers a healing ritual.

When things in life are different

Jesus approach to children with different.

Many things in our lives are different than they were five months ago. Pastor Devin Smith looks at what Matthew’s gospel teaches about children and suggests that different can be a good and holy thing.

COVID mini-grants assist families

Staff serving the families of MCHS

Even when you can’t “go” to church, you can “be” the church. That’s what Michigan United Methodists are doing as they assist families struggling through the significant challenges of coronavirus.

Stretching to meet needs in Appalachia

UMCOR grant feeds hungry families in Appalachia

Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Mission, United Methodist ministries in Appalachia, have received strong support from Michigan for many years. Learn how they are coping with coronavirus.

Blessing our e-learning devices

Girl with on of several learning devices

School supplies used to include simple things like rulers, pencils, and tablets made of paper. Now the tablets and devices are electronic. We are blessed to have such tools during this season of COVID-19.