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She makes UMCOR real

UMCOR case managers

Flooding has hit greater Detroit three times since 2014. Case managers are the connection between resources provided by UMCOR and those in need.

Rev. Dr. James D. Cochran

Isaiah 26: 3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. (KJV) James Daniel Cochran, age 91, of Ypsilanti Michigan, died… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. James D. Cochran

Rev. James Allen Smith

Our beloved father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Ascension St. Mary’s in Saginaw. He was 90… Continue Reading Rev. James Allen Smith

Deaconess ‘walks with’ young people

Deaconess Amanda Mountain supervises these Motown volunteers

Deaconess Amanda Mountain discerned her gifts for ministry. Pentecost is a time when everyone can pause and do just that.

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.

Juggling life in a pandemic

Yeo Jin Yun at Eastern Market during the pandemic

Yeo Jin Yun is a US-2 serving in Detroit since August 2019. She believed she was “doing a great job juggling the different elements of pandemic living.” Then she hit… Continue Reading Juggling life in a pandemic

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… Continue Reading Deacon engages volunteers in mission

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… Continue Reading Three years and counting in Detroit

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.

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