Michigan UMs aid storytelling at NCJ
Three Michigan United Methodists were instrumental in the planning and presentation of the conversation at North Central Jurisdictional Conference on the impact of homophobia, transphobia, and heterosexism within The United… Continue Reading Michigan UMs aid storytelling at NCJ
Three takeaways from NCJ Conference
The Rev. Paul Perez, clergy delegate, lists three important takeaways from last week’s North Central Jurisdictional Conference that every Michigan United Methodist should pay attention to.
NCJ puts focus on Building BeLoved Community
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.
Bishop Bard addresses GC delay
Bishop David Bard comments on two important decisions made this week. The General Conference has been postponed until August 2022. In the meantime, an online session in May 2021 will… Continue Reading Bishop Bard addresses GC delay
Delegates seek ‘brighter tomorrow’
They heard reports, they got acquainted, they felt the Spirit, and they made a statement. Eighteen members of the Michigan Conference Delegation prepared for their work at the 2020 NCJ… Continue Reading Delegates seek ‘brighter tomorrow’
Scholars gather for ‘Post Way Foward’ forum
Thirty-six United Methodist scholars will be in Dallas August 7-8 to discuss next steps for the UMC. Watch at home or join others to become informed and to shape the… Continue Reading Scholars gather for ‘Post Way Foward’ forum
AC 2019 signals greater 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.
Annual Conferences focus on future
Many resolutions before annual conferences respond in some way to GC 2019. Delegates are also being elected for GC 2020.
The future is in our hands
Hands and hearts will be shaping the future of The UMC. Benton Heisler explains an important action to be taken at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference meeting May 30-June 1.
Bishop gathers clergy in Midland
Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening.