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WEBINAR: Welcoming New Afghan Neighbors: A How-To for Local Churches

Marching for Afghan refugees

How can a church become involved in the resettlement of Afghan refugees who will soon be in Michigan? The Michigan Conference is bringing together a panel of leaders on October 14 to answer that question. Continue Reading WEBINAR: Welcoming New Afghan Neighbors: A How-To for Local Churches

Ministry Incubation is not ‘fairy dust’

Incubation with books

In 2020, ten young adults of The Michigan Conference made up a new pilot group of Ministry Incubators. Ministry Incubation now moves on to a second phase involving local churches.

MI Conference following God’s lead

Michigan Conference following God

This is the third of three in a series of blogs by the Rev. Paul Perez, Director of Connectional Ministry for The Michigan Conference. He addresses the Strategic Directions of the UMC in the state.

Resources to help plan Advent 2021

Lighting Advent wreath

The Christian Year ends with Christ the King Sunday on November 21. Then comes Advent! Here are dozens of activities, ideas, and resources to guide your planning for all ages.

Bishop’s new advice on Scout charters

Scout assembly

Bishop Bard recommends that churches to pause rechartering of Scout troops through March of 2022; continue with the present charter or facilities use agreement.

The many masks we wear

Trick or treat with masks

We put masks on. We take masks off. Both actions are important says Bishops David Bard as he considers the pandemic, division in The United Methodist Church, and uncovering events in our history.

UM Men work for The Carpenter

UM Men take after Carpenter

After the example of Jesus, Son of a Carpenter, UM Men from five Michigan communities came together to use their skills and tools in south Lansing.

Camp and the call of Memory Lane

Fire Bowl at Lake Louise Camp

Where does a lifelong commitment to God begin? The Rev. Gary Keene traces his ministry journey from a camp in Michigan to California, through Montana, Nashville, Colorado, and now retirement.

Be ready to welcome Afghan refugees

Marching for Afghan refugees

How can a church become involved in the resettlement of Afghan refugees who will soon be in Michigan? The Michigan Conference is bringing together a panel of leaders on October 14 to answer that question.

Young adults serve through MI-1

MI-1 serves at NOAH

The Michigan Conference has long been a leader in leadership development with young adults. A new program, MI-1, provides 18 to 28-year-olds opportunities for service.