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Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

COB cancels May 8 GC session

Cynthia Fierro Harvey presiding at 2019 General Conference.

The Council of Bishops has pulled back from its plan to hold a one-day virtual General Conference in May 2021. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey says more listening and discernment are ahead.

More Advent resources available

Advent journey to Bethlehem

Advent began on November 29. The Michigan Conference has produced new resources that will help your congregation on your virtual journey to Christmas Eve.

COVID-19 impacts church workers

Keep workers and others safe at church

The COVID Assurance Act (CAA) protects Michigan workers taking steps to prevent or slow the spread of COVID. It also protects churches that establish safety measures.

Delegates ponder GC postponement

View of 2020 Michigan delegates

Michigan Conference delegates to the next General Conference reflect on the pluses and minuses of the delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

New president at Albion College

Albion College sky view

COVID-19 brings uncertainty to the academic year that begins Aug. 24 at Albion College. President Mathew B. Johnson looks forward to facing challenges along with students, faculty, and the community.

Bishop clarifies face covering statement

Face covering encouraged

Bishop Bard encourages Michigan congregations to wear face coverings for indoor, in-person gatherings and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.

Michigan to share Bard with Minnesota

David Bard to serve Michigan and Minnesota

Bishops David Bard, Laurie Haller, and John Hopkins are stepping in for one year to provide episcopal leadership in two areas where Bishops Bruce Ough and Sally Dyck are retiring.

Michigan Annual Conference – RESCHEDULED

Annual Conference has been rescheduled to a virtual Annual Conference to be held on July 26-29, 2020.  Visit our website at https://2020.michiganumc.org/ to learn more. Members of the Michigan Annual Conference will gather for a time of fellowship, worship and legislating during the 2020 Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, Thursday, May… Continue Reading Michigan Annual Conference – RESCHEDULED

Re-opening strategies being pondered

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

When will Michigan return to normal operation? That remains uncertain. But the Bishop and leaders of The Michigan Conference are creating strategies to help churches prepare to resume in-person activities.