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Motivated to live our Christian values

Values change behavior

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne offers “three insights that should be motivating us to dream up new ways of living our values and carrying out our purposes as United Methodist congregations.”

Vaccination named missional priority

Vaccination around globe

The Connectional Table, a United Methodist leadership body, calls denomination to address COVID-19 vaccination inequities as a “missional priority.”

Black churches are resilient

Black churches active during pandemic

The Rev. Candace M. Lewis, Gammon Theological Seminary president, lauds the innovation and adaptability of Black congregations in coping with COVID-19.

Women and the global pandemic

Women leaving jobs

The Division on the Status and Role of Women shares research of “alarming disparities in the number of women losing their jobs compared to the number of men” during the pandemic.

Let’s stay resilient against COVID

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop David Bard talks about the continuing pandemic and how Michigan United Methodists can promote public health and further the common good as COVID enters a new phase.

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 now complete.

Churches respond as virus spikes

Masking against the virus

Some United Methodist churches are returning to online-only worship as another wave of the virus strikes. Congregations are also taking steps to reach vaccine holdouts.

‘Hub of hope’ in Washington Heights

Washington Heigts vaccine clinic

On June 5 of the Michigan Annual Conference, Washington Heights Church & Community received the “One Matters Award” from Discipleship Ministries.

Pandemic turning point at hand

NOAH Project guest receives vaccination

Bishop David Bard thanks church leaders for their patience and careful planning for the common good as a corner is turned in the pandemic.

UMW transforming the transforming

Devon Herrell transforming the way to do Mission u

United Methodist Women Mission u events moved online in 2020 to help participants prepare for faithful living and transforming the world in the midst of a pandemic.