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Father prepares son for racial injustice

Father and son talk

The Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas, the senior pastor of Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, calls on every white father to teach his children about racial injustice.

Steps toward Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism

Taking steps to learn.

Bishop David Bard has invited every Michigan United Methodist congregation to take steps to engage in a study of Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism during the coming year.

Engaging in justice and mission

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai shared scripture

The June 4, 2021 session of the Michigan Annual Conference featured various reports with a focus on Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism, justice, mission, and Michigan Conference’s connection to United Methodists around the globe.

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.

Let’s advocate for paths to citizenship

JFON advocates for citizenship

The Rev. Paul Perez reflects on the privileges of U.S. citizenship and invites United Methodists to support campaigns aiding undocumented immigrants.

A deaconess in the kitchen

A deaconess makes bread

5loaves2fishnmi operates out of Leland Community United Methodist Church under the direction of Michelle and Bill White. This deaconess and home missioner nourish the bodies and souls in their community.

Peace with Justice Offering May 30

Dove of Peace

Create pathways for peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Michigan through support of the Peace with Justice Offering on May 30, 2021.

Breathe, work, pray

George Floyd mural

After the conviction of Derek Chauvin on April 20, Bishop David Bard says, “There is much work to be done. Today we breathe a little easier as we witness justice.”

Deaconess serves in downtown Detroit

Deaconess Anne Hillman assists in worship

Deaconess Anne Hillman is in ministry on the staff at Detroit Central UMC. She is one of four deaconesses currently serving in the Michigan Conference. 

Celebrating Michigan’s deacons

Deacons ordained at Annual Conference 2019

Deacons are ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. They have been living out their call to connect the Church and the world for the past 25 years.