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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.

Margaret A. Kivisto

Margaret Amelia Kivisto, born February 6, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, the daughter of Roy and Neva Dodd, passed suddenly while walking through her beloved Mount Brighton subdivision. Margaret was a retired local pastor who served at Linden UMC and Argentine UMC. She met Jeffrey Kivisto in high school and after six years of dating, they… Continue Reading Margaret A. Kivisto

Flood relief efforts underway in Dearborn

Relief supplies in UMCOR warehouse

On May 7, 2019 the Conference Disaster Response and Recovery Team reports that clean-up efforts for flooding in the Dearborn Heights area are underway. UMCOR cleaning kits have just arrived.

Water trials

Jackie Euper at Water Rally in Portland 2016

World Water Day was observed March 22, 2019. The Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann spoke at a Water Day event in Detroit that addressed Michigan’s water concerns.