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‘May we not love alike?’

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We are finding new ways to live in the Wesleyan spirit, says Bishop David Bard as he reflects on a General Conference unlike any other he has attended.

GC delegates pass Revised Social Principles

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General Conference delegates approved the final section of the Revised Social Principles, removing the “incompatibility” phrase, which has been a source of harmful language to LGBTQ persons since its adoption… Continue Reading GC delegates pass Revised Social Principles

Starting & Sustaining: Together in Ministries of Compassion, Justice & Inclusion

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Wanting to connect the church and community?  Wondering how best to sustain and grow a vital ministry? Looking for another approach after good plans don’t work in the same way? … Continue Reading Starting & Sustaining: Together in Ministries of Compassion, Justice & Inclusion

Thank you, Conference

Jennifer Browne leads worship during the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne writes a heartfelt thank-you note to The Michigan Conference for the spirit of maturity, forbearance, and kindness she witnessed during Annual Conference this year.

NCJ puts focus on Building BeLoved Community

NCJ Bishops on Nov. 20, 2021

Delegates of the North Central Jurisdiction met online Nov. 10-11, to name priorities and approve a “Covenant to Build Beloved Community.” They also affirmed the Bishops’ Narrative for The UMC.

‘After the example of Christ’

Together in Christ

Glenn Wagner remembers a friend whose life-changing decision to love, after the example of Christ, remains a source of encouragement.

Online opportunities for learning

Online Learning options

Jesus and Justice are the focus of these online learning opportunities starting next week. Register now for the Christmas through Jewish Eyes experience or the Disabilities to Differences study.

Facing into the future with courage

Manchester members took courage to share

Arriving in Manchester two years ago, Pastor Dillon Burns didn’t want “to shake the boat.” Now he and the congregation are finding the courage to engage in healthy conversations.

AC 2019 signals greater inclusion

Two young adults present resolution on inclusion

In a series of votes taken June 1st on matters related to the 2019 and 2020 General Conferences, the Michigan Annual Conference expressed aspirations for greater inclusion of LGBTQ persons.

Delegation chairs look toward GC2019

Minnesota delegates to 2016 General Conference

As the crucial meeting looms in February 2019, ‘team captains’ of conference delegations are well aware of church’s hopes, fears.

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