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Enroll in Active Health Plan by Nov. 30

Health Insurance enrollment begins

The 2022 Health Insurance Enrollment registration for clergy (active) and conference lay employees is from November 15-30, 2021. 

$6K UMCOR grant assists survivors

UMCOR dollars aided their recovery

Flood survivors living in Iosco and Arenac counties are now being helped by a $600,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Long-term recovery from the 2020 flood continues.

Health Insurance open enrollment ahead

Health Insurance enrollment begins

Participants in the Active Group Health Insurance Plan in the MI Conference will soon receive an email about open enrollment and registration.

It all began on a college campus

Campus ministry goes outside during COVID

Tim Kobler and James Magee talk about a new year of campus ministry at the University of Michigan and Michigan State University. Two of eight Wesley ministries across the state.

We face a new frontier

What we see of earth from space

Today, says the Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford, “We are being asked to see ourselves, our faith, and our relationship with our Lord in a different way.”

Gospel on the ground during COVID

Lent during COVID

Jesus has continued to move among United Methodists during the COVID era and Michigan’s laity have taken his message “just where people are” since March of 2020.

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.