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Liberian women rise above COVID

Women in UMW project in Liberia

UMW in Liberia is training women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages. 

AC 2020 vote is in

Vote totals read by Bishop Bard

Members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference did a new thing …  a mail-in ballot. Those were counted  August 28 and the vote totals were announced by Bishop David Bard on Labor Day.

AC 2020 is a time for giving

Hands giving

Haitian Assets for Peace International, the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village, and Michigan Disaster Response are the 2020 recipients of Annual Conference giving.

Liberia receives UMCOR food relief

Food distribution in Liberia

Liberia is fighting two threats to health … COVID-19 and hunger. Gifts from UMCOR and Covenant Partners are providing food relief that’s making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Liberia’s churches begin to reopen

Churches check temps

 Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures are “new normal” practices in churches in Africa as well as the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic continues.

Liberia hit by COVID-19 and hunger

Liberia anti-COVID-19 training

Michigan’s covenant partners in Liberia have undertaken an Anti-COVID-19 campaign. Assistance is needed in their efforts to raise awareness, distribute supplies, and provide food.

UMC in Africa fighting COVID-19

Worshipers in Africa on Palm Sunday

United Methodists in Africa are raising awareness, breaking down myths and using experiences with Ebola to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Michigan-Liberia friendship continues

Signing the Liberia Covenant of friendship and ministry

Nine persons from Michigan traveled to West Africa last month to attend the Liberia Annual Conference. Covenant-signing and visits to mission sites were highlights of the trip.

Liberians want changes in Protocol

Liberia Conference considered changes in Protocol

Liberia’s General Conference delegates are mandated to work for changes in the financial aspects of the Protocol and lower the percentage of votes needed for a conference to leave The UMC. 

Unite for global water justice

Children in Liberia gather around pump

The Global Water Justice Summit aims at greater appreciation for water and everyday access to it. The goal is to consider that a missional commitment for the North Central Jurisdiction.