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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.

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.