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Virtual church will continue

Virtual church is here to stay, even post-COVID-19, says one Louisiana pastor.

The COVID-19 pandemic affected the ways in which we worship together, and one United Methodist pastor in Louisiana says the change is for the good as his ministry has expanded.

Churches celebrate Easter revival

Easter with camels

Holy Week and Easter were celebrated with joy this year as new Barna research shows spiritual seekers’ increasing willingness to visit a United Methodist church.

Commission aims to stop GC delays

Commission Chair Gary Graves

The Commission on the General Conference has not yet announced exact times and place for the 2024 session. Task forces are looking into strategic logistics.

Rising above COVID with hope

Easter triumphs over COIVID

Whether pandemic or endemic at this point, after two years, COVID leaves church leaders with challenges and opportunities. The third in a four-part series.

Love overcomes COVID weariness

Bible dispels weariness

Sharing examples of biblical leaders who battled weariness, the Rev. Dr. Marcel Lamb reminds us that God is still with us, leading us onward through the pandemic. 

Leaders consider the UMC’s bottom line

Leaders look at the offering plate

For now, leaders of the General Council on Finance and Administration propose cutting the budget for denomination-wide ministries by nearly a third, starting in 2023.

Please remain vigilant during Advent

Advent with shepherd and sheep

Advent has come into our churches and homes. Bishop David Bard shares a pastoral letter with The Michigan Conference as the state goes through the fourth surge of COVID-19.

Internet opens door to world

world travels in Uganda

The Rev. Carmen Cook, pastor of New Beginnings, a United Methodist Church in Beaverton and Gladwin, MI, learned the world is her parish on a teaching trip to Uganda.

UMCs receive Flint’s ‘Key to the City’

Flint Bethel hosts COVID clinics

They have hosted Help Centers for years during the Flint water crisis. Now Asbury and Bethel United Methodist churches in Flint, Michigan, are caring for neighbors’ needs during the pandemic.

Gospel on the ground during COVID

Lent during COVID

Jesus has continued to move among United Methodists during the COVID era and Michigan’s laity have taken his message “just where people are” since March of 2020.

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