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Your values are important

Meet the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne, newly appointed Assistant to the Bishop, as she discerns her top three values from a list ranging from  “Accountability” to “Wisdom.” 

The joyful journey to annual conference

Bishop Bard on the stage for the 2021 virtual annual conference

Bishop David Bard has not missed an annual conference session since 1984. He believes that conference can be a means of grace, whether the sessions are held in-person or online.

Juggling life in a pandemic

Yeo Jin Yun at Eastern Market during the pandemic

Yeo Jin Yun is a US-2 serving in Detroit since August 2019. She believed she was “doing a great job juggling the different elements of pandemic living.” Then she hit “a brick wall.”

Neighbors find love on Green Street

Green Street UMC ingathering of food

When the pandemic struck in Michigan, Green Street United Methodist Church in Hastings found new ways to share Christ’s love with their community.

Deaconess serves in downtown Detroit

Deaconess Anne Hillman assists in worship

Deaconess Anne Hillman is in ministry on the staff at Detroit Central UMC. She is one of four deaconesses currently serving in the Michigan Conference. 

Ready to sharpen your vision?

Glasses for better vision

Vision casting is essential now that local churches are returning to in-person activities. It’s time to ask  “Why?” and “What?” before asking “Who?” and “How?”

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.

Deacon engages volunteers in mission

Deacon Sue Pethoud with kits

Deacon Sue Pethoud serves as the Church and Community Relations Liaison for Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Her biggest joy is coordinating thousands of volunteers who come to the city to serve.

Standing in solidarity with Asbury UMC

Michigan in solidarity with Asbury UMC in the nation's capital

The  Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Working Group of The Michigan Conference stands in solidarity with Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, following the vandalism of their “Black Lives Matter” sign.

Meet Darryl Totty, new leader of CLC

Darryl Totty leads team

The Conference Leadership Council is the place where Michigan’s leaders meet to shape the direction of United Methodist ministry and mission in the state. The Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty is its new chair.