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Bishop reflects on season of Lent

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

In this video message, Bishop David Bard looks back on the past year marked by the pandemic. ” While Lent is a time to acknowledge loss, he shifts the focus… Continue Reading Bishop reflects on season of Lent

Grace for a time of trauma

Advent of grace and trauma

2020 has been marked by trauma — polarization, racial reckoning, economic hardship, denominational division, and fragility in our democracy. Bishop David Bard shares good news of God’s gift of grace.

Convocation celebrates Michigan church history

Convocation looks for churches started by traveling preachers

The annual convocation of the Michigan Area UMC Historical Society takes place April 18 in Mt. Pleasant. Come celebrate Roots and Branches of Michigan’s Methodist churches.

A week that changes lives

Kids at camp for a week

Benton Heisler invites participation in Michigan’s conference and affiliate camps. Go to camp for a week. Support a camper. Volunteer. You’ll change a  life or two, perhaps your own.

A journey in ashes

Woman receiving ashes on her forehead.

“I invite you, on the heels of General Conference, to observe a holy Lent,” says Michigan Bishop David Bard. His counsel, “slow down and dig deep” in this uncertain time.

Celebrating the life of Judy Craig

Bishop Sharon Z. Rader speaks at the Memorial Service for Bishop Judith Craig.

A Memorial Service for Bishop Judith Craig was held in Columbus, Ohio on February 2, 2019. Craig served The Michigan Area from 1984 through 1992.

Remembering a pioneering bishop

North Central Jurisdiction Women Bishops

In 1984 Bishop Judith Craig was the third woman to be elected to the episcopacy and then she was assigned to The Michigan Area. We grieve her passing on January… Continue Reading Remembering a pioneering bishop

Advent disaster relief

Bishop David Bard announces that Disaster Relief is the focus for 2017 Advent Offering.no in

Connection ’17 Nov. 10-11, 2017

youth worship

Registration opened August 2 for this event featuring awesome worship, inspiring speakers, fun and meaningful workshops, good food and great fellowship. Youth in 6th-12th grade are welcome with their youth… Continue Reading Connection ’17 Nov. 10-11, 2017

How you can help hurricane recovery

Michigan congregations are on fast forward responding to Texas flooding through UMCOR.

The Michigan Conference