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Child Hunger Fund approaches $50,000

They walked for child hunger

The Michigan Annual Conference 5K has raised over five times more than any previous event. Donations are still coming in to combat child hunger, now just $1,079 short of $50,000.

Bishop’s Ruling of Law on R2021-14

Bishop asked for ruling on R2021-14

Bishop David Bard was asked for a ruling on the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference approval of a resolution on the inclusiveness of the Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Clergy asked, ‘And are you still alive?’

Alive In Christ. Tania Dozeman ordained Elder.

It was not the typical Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination held on June 8. But the celebration that took place at Troy Historic Village confirmed, we ARE yet alive.

Psalms alive at AC 2021

Conference teacher and preacher Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson

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.

Special day for clergy at Troy Historic Village

Tania Dozeman ordained at Troy Historic Village

The 2021 Service of Recognition, Commissioning and Ordination blended the traditional and the new as Bishop David Bard blessed 36 candidates for ministry on June 8 at Troy Historic Village.

‘Hub of hope’ in Washington Heights

Washington Heigts vaccine clinic

On June 5 of the Michigan Annual Conference, Washington Heights Church & Community received the “One Matters Award” from Discipleship Ministries.

Summary of actions on resolutions

Bishop Bard presided over action Saturday resolutions

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.

Conference ponders ‘Why we sing’

John Wesley describes how we sing

Worship is always a highlight at any session of the annual conference. When the focus is on, “Singing the Lord’s Song, to sing, preach, and pray are especially vital, even when online.

Virtual 5k raises $31,447 and counting

Children running for child hunger reliefr

The Michigan Annual Conference launches an initiative against Child Hunger with a 5K Walk-Run-Ride that so far totals $31,447.

Worship and music help make disciples

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, UMC leader in worship and music

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, the featured teacher at the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference, took members across time and space to expand their understandings of worship and music.