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Stained glass tells the story

Lamb in Stained Glass

Paul Gomez enjoys the color and light in stained glass and that “someone has dedicated a portion of their time to help others understand and admire the story of God’s… Continue Reading Stained glass tells the story

COVID study findings released

Study reveals church health during pandemic

United Methodist Communications began surveying local church leaders about the pandemic’s impact on worship, giving, and church activities starting on March 26, 2020. The fourth phase of the study is… Continue Reading COVID study findings released

Child Hunger Fund approaches $50,000

They walked for child hunger

The Michigan Annual Conference 5K has raised over five times more than any previous event. Donations are still coming in to combat child hunger, now just $1,079 short of $50,000.

Ministry in post-pandemic times

Ministry with children includes hands and heart

Faith formation is entering a new season as churches return to in-person activity. This Zoom session explores your questions about the return to vital ministry with children.

Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

Applications open for Barrett Award

Giving to church

Every year the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan honors four churches with the Wayne C. Barrett Leader Award. Applications for 2021 are being taken through March 15.

Strategize giving like Super Bowl

Strategize for a stewardship win

Time to strategize for generosity. Ken Sloane, leader at Discipleship Ministries, offers five stewardship tips for 2021 borrowed from gridiron heroes.

A look back at 2020

2020 flood

This month-by-month review of 2020 in The Michigan Conference reports many challenges of COVID-19. It also tells the story of how God’s people met those challenges with determination and grace.

Feeding the hungry brings joy

Feeding the hungry in NC

The Society of St. Andrew seeks the donation of the crops that would otherwise be headed for landfills as garbage. Volunteers are the engine of feeding the hungry.

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