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Cherished cane tradition continues

Hands on a cane

The Michigan Conference Cane changed hands in 2020. We remember the passing of the Rev. Arthur Spafford and honor the new recipient, the Rev. Joseph Ablett.

Anybody here seen my old friends

Friends remembered as saints

The Rev. John Harnish couldn’t get this song out of his head as it sparked memories of friends who now belong to the history of Michigan Methodism.

Kenneth Halter

Kenneth Halter We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Kenneth Halter, former Detroit Conference Lay Leader, who died on March 25, 2019 at the age of 88.  Kenneth was a member of Grand Blanc Methodist Church where he served as a lay preacher. He also was Detroit Conference Lay Leader, involved in the Flint and… Continue Reading Kenneth Halter

2018 Conference Journals ready

Register now for 2020 Annual Conference

The 2018 Detroit and West Michigan Conference Journals are now available online and in print. Here’s how to order copies.

‘We are better together’ bishop says

Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey at GC 2019

Born in one conference and serving in three others, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey’s roots and witness run deep in the North Central Jurisdiction.

Remembering a pioneering bishop

North Central Jurisdiction Women Bishops

In 1984 Bishop Judith Craig was the third woman to be elected to the episcopacy and then she was assigned to The Michigan Area. We grieve her passing on January 18.

Michigan delegates get ready to act

Charles Boayua making a presentation at 2016 General Conference

The second in a four-part series that describes how members of The Michigan Conference delegation are preparing for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Rev. Francis F. Anderson

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Francis F. Anderson, retired Michigan Michigan Conference clergy who died on October 18, 2018 at the age of 91.  He is survived by his loving wife Winona, whom he married October 22, 1948 in Ann Arbor, MI; three children, one grandchild, and three great-grandchildren. Francis and… Continue Reading Rev. Francis F. Anderson

Shirley Joan Chapin

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Shirley Joan Chapin, who died on September 20, 2018, at the age of 82.  Joan is survived by her husband John, four children, and six grandchildren.  Joan and John were both very active in the United Methodist community beginning with their local church teaching Junior High Sunday School and leading… Continue Reading Shirley Joan Chapin

Mission u Hands on Mission Experience (H.O.M.E.)

Hands On Mission Experience (H.O.M.E.) Thursday, August 16 Port Huron Area   For participants, Mission u is an opportunity to study current issues impacting society based on current mission study topics with particular attention to the responsibilities of women in fulfilling the mission work of the church. Participants grow in understanding the mission of the church in the current world… Continue Reading Mission u Hands on Mission Experience (H.O.M.E.)