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Michigan Camps spark memories and hope

Lake Michigan is one of three camps to operate in 2021.

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.

Perez begins as DCM October 1

Rev. Paul Perez speaks at an Interfaith Event in Dearborn

The Rev. Paul Perez will assume the role of Michigan Conference Director of Connectional Ministries three months earlier than previously announced.

Michigan Foundation hires coach

Giving to church

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.

Words from the workshop

Old drill in a workshop

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.”

Bishop announces DCM transition

Bishop announces the retirement of Benton Heisler

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.

Young missionaries bless Michigan

Missionaries lend hands for service

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!

Faith on the go raises over $9,000

Cyclist of faith Wayne Bank

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.

Ministry Shares commitment needed

Brad Bartelmay reports decline in Ministry Shares

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.

Africa University thanks Michigan UMs

Africa U student sews

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!

Michigan thanks lay leaders

Lay Leaders at ordination

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.