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Bishop responds to call by President

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Bishop David Bard encourages local churches to seek the latest public health guidance in determining when to re-open safely. This in response to the recommendation by the President to open this weekend.

Prepare now for first Sunday back

Prepare to move forward in 2020

When state health officials deem it safe, restrictions on in-person worship will be lifted. In the meantime, here are guidelines to help prepare for re-opening.

Help for pastoral transitions

Leaders in transition pass a baton

Michigan Conference staff, with the assistance of Michigan Conference Communication, are producing webinars with practical information on how to be in ministry during the COVID-19 outbreak.

CARES Act webinar offers help

CARES Act loan webinar

Are you having trouble navigating what GCFA calls “the muddy waters” of COVID-19 loans?  GCFA hosts a webinar to answer your questions on Thursday, April 16.

Zoom grants available for churches

Webcam for Zoom

Use this form to share your interest in a free Zoom license for your local church. You are eligible if your worship attendance is less than 100.

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

We cannot go to church on April 12 but that does not mean we can’t celebrate Easter. And inviting others is easier this year than ever before.

Cares Act provides loans to churches

Volunteers to help apply for loans

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.

Michigan UMCs with online worship

Sunday online at Metropolitan UMC Detroit

These United Methodist churches in The Michigan Conference are offering online worship on Sunday or devotional experiences during the week.

The virus through the lens of faith

Stories of faith and Corona Pirates

The Rev. John Boley examines the life changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. From the perspective of faith, he offers words of hope and healing.

Take a look into the MI-Health toolbox

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The Michigan Conference offers a Toolbox full of information and resources on how individuals and congregations can respond to COVID-19 in healthy ways.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!