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Invite guests to your Christmas worship

Christmas manger

Reach out to your community through the “Spend Christmas at our House” campaign of The Michigan Conference. Check the listing to be sure your church is included.

Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Holy Week campaign reaches neighbors

The Michigan Conference is helping people across the state to find your church’s online worship during Holy Week. Now is the time to make sure the link to your virtual… Continue Reading Sign on to Holy Week campaign

East Winds’ profiles in courage

Croswell thanks police officers.

This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about… Continue Reading East Winds’ profiles in courage

Growing your church without walls

Child at laptop engaging with church without walls.

Ten months ago, each church in The Michigan Conference seemed to change overnight. Dirk Elliott, Director of Congregational Vibrancy, shares best practices for continuing multi-site ministry once COVID restrictions lift.

Move over COVID, Christmas is coming!

Drive through events tell the Christmas story.

Christmas will be different this year for churches, individuals, and families. While some traditions must be put on hold, new activities are telling and sharing the story of Jesus’ birth.

Guide to counting virtual worship attendance

Guide to computing

Year-end reports are coming. This is the standardized guide to counting virtual worship attendance for the Michigan Conference.

Countdown to AC 2020

Countdown to Conference ends when Nichea opens the session.

One, two, three, four more days on the countdown clock before the opening worship of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. These are the steps to take to be ready… Continue Reading Countdown to AC 2020

Virtual AC registration ends June 14

Virtual AC business to be done by ZOOM

The Michigan Annual Conference will be different this year but all essential business will get done. Registration is open now through June 14 for this virtual session. There will be… Continue Reading Virtual AC registration ends June 14

Online worship is a weekly lifeline

Pastor Todd goes online outdoors

Michigan’s United Methodists have been in worship from home since March 15. These five pastors report how technology has enabled the spread of the gospel to members and to neighbors.

Closed on Friday, connected on Sunday

Sunday in Wacousta UMC

On Friday, March 13, Bishop David Bard asked all Michigan churches in his care to be closed to in-person events. On Sunday, less than 48 hours later, congregations came together… Continue Reading Closed on Friday, connected on Sunday

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