Listen and you will hear leaders and campers talking about good times at Michigan camps. The Board of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping anticipates a strong future for outdoor ministries.
The Rev. Paul Perez will assume the role of Michigan Conference Director of Connectional Ministries three months earlier than previously announced.
Fall is a time to focus on stewardship. And this fall is especially challenging. The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan has resources for local churches, including a new consultant, the Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis.
The Rev. Benton Heisler calls pondering life alone with God in your favorite workshop a home improvement project. “We are living in that tension of the Kingdom of God being both here and now … This is not our eternal home.”
After 12 years of service as the Director of Connectional Ministry, the Rev. Benton Heisler will retire at the end of 2020. Bishop David Bard has appointed the Rev. Paul Perez as the new DCM in Michigan.
Three young missionaries, US-2s, were commissioned this month. One leaves Michigan for service in Florida. One arrives in Kalamazoo from Florida. The third left Illinois and is now in Detroit. God bless them all!
The 4th Annual Michigan Conference 5K was not at Acme, as in years past. It was done by 200 people of faith in six states. So far, $9,135 has been earned for disaster recovery.
On Monday, CFA Chair Brad Bartelmay reported on financial challenges, downward trends in payment of Ministry Shares, and the formation of a new task force with a focus on generosity.
Education continues at Africa University during the pandemic. In addition, the students have been making hand sanitizer and PPE for their neighbors in the region. And Michigan helped!
Conference leaders join in celebrating the faithful service of Anne Soles and John Wharton, who served together as Lay Leaders of The Michigan Conference since 2016.