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Connection under Northern Skies

Camp Michigamme, a ministry of Northern Skies District

“A vital web of interactive ministry” is how the Book of Discipline describes the United Methodist Church. Cathy Rafferty shares how that connectional approach works on the Northern Skies District.

Tools to report 2021 Annual Conference

Report worship and more

These videos, stories, and tips will help clergy and lay members of the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference prepare a report to the local church. Celebrate the United Methodist connection.

Youth ministry beyond Zoom fatigue

Youth connected with Bible and Zoom

“Zoom creates a sense of dread for many and can make even the best-planned activities fall flat.” Christy Miller-White offers alternatives.

Hope for these cloudy days

Rainbow in a dark cloudy sky offers hope

As we move through the sixth month of life with coronavirus, we look to scripture, tradition, and experience for hope. Here are three questions to ask in these challenging times.

Online collaboration grows disciples

Collaboration supported their ministry

Their collaboration began as a way to provide online worship with their congregations. Soon, these pastors learned that the effort was also a source of learning and support for them.

Michigan’s COVID Heroes in action

Some heroes play the guitar.

Some heroes play the bagpipes. Others make face shields for healthcare workers. Many heroes humble themselves by wearing a mask. Meet some Michigan United Methodist heroes and tell us of some you know.

Another reason why I’m staying

The reason staff was in Zimbabwe was AU

Why are you a United Methodist? One reason the Rev. Jack Harnish is a United Methodist is his love for the many projects that are supported by the apportionment system.

The dandelion lesson

Girl blowing a dandelion head

On a cross-country train trip, Anne Soles learns that ministry and Annual Conference are related to planting, one seed at a time, with a dandelion or two along the way. 

Bishops address a ‘chaotic moment’ in UMC

Bishops Kiesey and Steiner-Ball

The Council of Bishops began its spring meeting May 6 amid conversations around the denomination about possibly splitting the church. 

Disconnected in The Dome

Birdseye view of plenary floor

In today’s blog from The Dome in St Louis, the Rev. John Harnish addresses the issues of separation and segregation presented by the 2019 venue for General Conference.