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‘The Plan’ … our leaders comment

A plan supported by prayer

Four Michigan Conference leaders — Bishop David Bard, Rev. Benton Heisler, Laura Witkowski, and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai — offer their initial responses to the separation plan announced on January 3rd.

Sign up for free coaching session

Change through free coaching

20 days of free coaching will be available to all pastors and laity in The Michigan Conference starting Feb. 7. Sign up and start the year refreshed.

New year, new tasks

Wise men leave Bethlehem with new tasks ahead.

In his first Joyful Journey blog of 2020, Bishop David Bard talks about important tasks before The Michigan Conference of The UMC … ministry work, soul work, and grief work.

Interim D.S. appointed to Central Bay

Jeff Maxwell named interim DS Central Bay

The Rev. Jeffrey R. Maxwell will begin service as the interim Superintendent of the Central Bay District on January 1, 2020. Bishop David Bard will soon appoint a permanent D.S. whose term begins July 1st.

New spaces for new faces in Detroit

Jon Reynolds blessed for work in Midtown Detroit

The Michigan Conference is currently involved in numerous efforts in church planting and congregational renewal, including a creative new worship ministry in Midtown Detroit led by the Rev. Jon Reynolds.

Delegates seek ‘brighter tomorrow’

NCJ delegate Hopgood receives communion

They heard reports, they got acquainted, they felt the Spirit, and they made a statement. Eighteen members of the Michigan Conference Delegation prepared for their work at the 2020 NCJ Conference next July.

Advent gifts heal disasters’ pain

Heal hurts from disaster with UMCOR

Again this Advent, Bishop David Bard asks The Michigan Conference to help heal human suffering with generous contributions to disaster recovery efforts both around the world and across the state.

Engage MI Challenge raises $43,000

Give to EngageMI Challenge

The EngageMI Fundraising Challenge raised $30,119 from 309 donors in three weeks. An additional $13,000 in prizes were awarded. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of neighbors! 

Insurance Enrollment starts Nov. 1

insurance enrollment begins

The Michigan Conference Health Insurance open enrollment for Active Group health insurance subscribers runs November 1-15, 2019. Here’s what to do and how to do it.

Donate dollars to do good with EngageMI

Donate to an EngageMI project

Today is Day 8 of the EngageMI Fundraising Challenge. Eleven days remain. Donate now and make a difference in the lives of people in all four corners of the state.

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