From June 3 to June 6, 2021, the Virtual Michigan Annual Conference traveled through a strange land toward a new day singing songs of joy, peace, justice, courage, and hope.
Saturday, June 5, was a business day for the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. Bishop David Bard and Secretary Joy Barrett helped members get their legislative work done.
AC 2021 begins with the Clergy Session and Laity Event on June 3 and ends with a Day of Action against child hunger on June 6. Registration ends May 15.
The General Board of Church & Society offers a “Creating Change Together” toolkit to help you create engagement and put faith into action.
The prophet Isaiah celebrates God’s vision for peace. The Rev. Glenn Wagner contrasts that with the “seemingly endless cycle of gun violence in the U.S. “
In a meeting on March 13, the Michigan Delegation contemplated the impacts of postponement of the General Conference and offered support for the contextual ministry of the church.
With General Conference postponed until August of 2022, the Council of Bishops has called a special online session on May 8, 2021. The purpose is to enable the handling of 12 pieces of important administrative legislation.
The dates for the Virtual 2021 Michigan Annual Conference have been set for June 1-6, with Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination to be celebrated on June 13. Mark your calendars now.
Individuals, local churches, and conference agencies are reminded that resolutions to the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference are due on February 15. Here are some guidelines for legislation.
Availability of vaccines, internet connection, and visas are all some of the unknowns that continue to complicate the plan for the General Conference set to convene eight months from now.