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French-speaking UMC grows in Detroit

French Church promotion

In 2016 two African pastors were sent by The Michigan Conference to begin a French United Methodist Church in Detroit. The congregation is on the grow despite challenges of COVID-19.

Deacon engages volunteers in mission

Deacon Sue Pethoud with kits

Deacon Sue Pethoud serves as the Church and Community Relations Liaison for Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Her biggest joy is coordinating thousands of volunteers who come to the city to serve.

Three years and counting in Detroit

Ded Rranxburgaj at a window in Detroit Central UMC.

When he and his wife, Flora, went through the doors into Central United Methodist Church in Detroit in January 2018, little did they know they would still live there three years later.

The Great Commission goes online

A great Mother's Day at Scott Memorial UMC

The Great Commission, Matthew 28:16-20, was spoken by Jesus hundreds of years before the internet came on the scene. But online media are proving to be effective tools for evangelism.

UMs model hopeful leadership

Spreading hope

Church leaders guiding their flocks through the pandemic say some hopeful responses to the emergency might help point the way to the future. Rev. Alex Plum is among those commenting.

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.

US-2s serve a city they now love

City of Detroit welcomes three young missionaries

The second of two features introducing six Global Mission Fellows in Michigan ministry settings. Meet the city of Detroit’s US-2s.

New hope after Detroit flood

Hope in face of fire and flood.

Bishop David Bard says that Advent is a time to bring goodwill and kindness to life. Gifts to the 2019 Advent Offering will make a difference for those suffering from fire, flood, and famine.

Global Mission Fellows have arrived

Four Global Mission Fellows headed for Michigan

Yeo, Nathan and Samantha are now in ministry in Detroit. Kathryn is serving in Kalamazoo. These four young adult missionaries continue a strong US-2 tradition in the Michigan Area. 

ABC features Detroit Tiny Homes

Six more tiny homes being built in Detroit

On July 31 ABC News was in Detroit taking a look at “Housing Crisis Solutions.” Meet Robert Prince, a new householder in one of the Tiny Homes available through Cass Community Social Services.