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Camp board shares restructure plan

Board of Camping announces sale of properties

The Michigan Area United Methodist Board of Camping announces its plan to move into the future focused on three facilities.

Excited to be the church

Church wins with love

The Rev. Jodie Flessner is convinced that the future of The United Methodist Church does not depend on General Conference delegates but on faithful disciples taking God’s love into the world.

UMs give as ‘Easter people’

When the offering plate is not an option

Though dispirited following the 2019 General Conference, the people of The United Methodist Church rallied in giving to denomination-wide ministries.

Preview of 2020 General Conference

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai provides preview of business

With the 2020 General Conference 13 weeks away, United Methodists visited Nashville last week for a preview of what’s ahead.

Light and life for all

Light for a girl and for all

Remembering lyrics of Charles Wesley and Bruce Springsteen, Bishop David Bard, reflects on the nature of darkness and light. Looking ahead, he forecasts “The new year will not be dull.”

Wespath uses clout for climate change

Woman holding globe

Officials of Wespath, the agency that administers UM pension funds and benefits, are touting its efforts to be environmentally friendly. 

Conferences mull denomination’s future

Conference members hold cards in the air to vote at the Michigan Annual Conference.

Many United Methodist conferences meeting across the United States this summer had passionate discussions about the future of the denomination.

Bishops Bard and Jones seek unity

BIshop Bard and colleagues consult Discipline on future course of UMC.

On July 10 UM News released a report of a “New Form of Unity,” proposed by Bishops David Bard (Michigan) and Scott Jones (Texas). Read the report and more comments from Bishop Bard.

Many voices address UMC future

Bluebonnets in field.

The current issue of Circuit Rider Magazine offers ten perspectives concerning possibilities for the UMC future plus some practical counsel.

Five generations on the farm

Learning to use the tools on the farm.

In this month’s blog, Home Words Bound, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls life on the farm in Indiana and ponders the future of The United Methodist Church.

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