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Michigan delegates get ready to act

Michigan delegates pray at 2016 General Conference.

The first in a four-part series that describes how members of The Michigan Conference delegation are preparing for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO.

A new year, a new stillness

Rocky and Pumpkin, two beloved members of the Heisler home.

United Methodists in the state have come through a year of change. Now January 1, 2019 is the official “first day” of the new Michigan Conference.

Profile in leadership

Rev. Cathy Pittenger with young people of Waterford Central UMC

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Kathy Pittenger, the new Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives.

Where are the appointments?

The Cabinet continues making pastoral moves around the state. Changes in appointments of Michigan clergy are announced on this website.

Join week of action for migrants

Mexican family who migrated to San Diego, CA

A national week of action, “Love Knows No Borders,” is scheduled December 10-18. Here’s how you can learn, give and act in solidarity with those seeking refuge in the U.S.

Carolyn Jones

From: Greater Detroit District — Dearborn Heights: Stephen’s UMC   To: Greater Detroit District — Dearborn Heights: Stephen’s (until 12/31/18) and Romulus: Community UMC   Effective December 1, 2018. Note: This is a local pastor who is filling a full-time status for the month of December 2018 only. After Dec. 31, 2018, Rev. Jones will… Continue Reading Carolyn Jones

Meet Lynda Sylvain, Fearless Fellow

Motown Mission staff

Since 2017 Lynda Sylvain has served as a US-2 in Detroit. She speaks here about her work at Motown Mission.

Profile in leadership

Lisa Batten receives Golden Yam Award

The Michigan Conference is served by three coordinators of age-level ministries. Meet Lisa Batten, the leader of Young Adult Initiatives.

2018 Advent gifts offer hope

Woman removing storm debris.

Bishop David Bard encourages The Michigan Conference to share hope and love this Advent season through generous contributions to UMCOR’s disaster relief efforts around the world and across the state. 

How to do year-end mission reports

As 2018 draws to a close, churches are asked to send in their reports of mission giving using Spotlight Church and Six Lanes of the Advance forms.