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Deaconess serves in downtown Detroit

Deaconess Anne Hillman assists in worship

Deaconess Anne Hillman is in ministry on the staff at Detroit Central UMC. She is one of four deaconesses currently serving in the Michigan Conference. 

Top court will not rule on Protocol in advance

Thomas Bickerton at General Conference 2019

The Judicial Council has ruled, through Zoom sessions, on part of a spring 2020 docket postponed by COVID. The court issued decisions on three matters from the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference.

Ready to sharpen your vision?

Glasses for better vision

Vision casting is essential now that local churches are returning to in-person activities. It’s time to ask  “Why?” and “What?” before asking “Who?” and “How?”

Celebrating Michigan’s deacons

Deacons ordained at Annual Conference 2019

Deacons are ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. They have been living out their call to connect the Church and the world for the past 25 years.

Help for navigating the digital future

REACH resources

So much of the digital landscape of ministry is still unscripted. REACH Resources provides free virtual training to provide energy and creativity.

Faith on go against child hunger

This year they walk for hunger

More than half a million children in Michigan suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The 2021 Michigan Conference 5K is just the beginning of an initiative to help our kids in crisis.

Laity serve Jesus in plain view

Laity of Greater Detroit District train online

The Laity in The Michigan Conference have opportunities for certification through the Lay Servant Ministries program. Training is now online.  Jody Pratt explains.

Young adult ministry is a learning lab

Seed to Harvest is new young adult ministry

As the church emerges from COVID, young adult ministries offers a spirit of experimentation and learning that will help build and grow the Michigan Conference.

UMCH dreams big in Grand Rapids

United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids is set to build a new facility that will serve children and seniors thanks to a $1 million grant from the State.

Coaching culture grows in Michigan

Coaching training ahead

The Michigan Conference’s lead coach, Naomi Garcia, explains the history of this significant initiative to develop a culture of coaching that is informative, transformative, and action-driven.