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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.

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

We cannot go to church on April 12 but that does not mean we can’t celebrate Easter. And inviting others is easier this year than ever before.

Michigan Conference alert on COVID-19

Handwashing helps from spreading coronavirus

As Michigan’s Governor, Gretchen Whitmer takes precautions to slow the spread of  COVID-19 (coronavirus), the Michigan Conference provides these action steps to partner with public health efforts.

Michigan-Liberia friendship continues

Signing the Liberia Covenant of friendship and ministry

Nine persons from Michigan traveled to West Africa last month to attend the Liberia Annual Conference. Covenant-signing and visits to mission sites were highlights of the trip.

Bishop urges calm and preparation for coronavirus

Coronavirus precautions urged

Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to pray for those affected by the coronavirus outbreak. He urges churches to be aware of precautions to take if the outbreak spreads.