FaithAnne Marie Sawicki, a beautiful “cup of sunshine” and living testimony to God’s abounding love and grace, died unexpectedly on Friday, January 8, 2021 as the result of a sudden and undetected shunt malfunction leading to a catastrophic brain injury. Born on August 15, 2002, FaithAnne was the youngest daughter of Pastor Michael T. (Midland:… Continue Reading FaithAnne Marie Sawicki
Many, many more weeks of relief and recovery are ahead in mid-Michigan after May 19th flooding caused significant damage in over 1000 households across five counties. Here’s an eye-witness account.
Response to the May 19 flooding in the Great Lakes Bay Region is underway. United Methodists across Michigan are packing Cleaning Buckets, feeding volunteers, mucking-out basements, and more.
You have seen the devastation the water left in Sanford, Midland, and elsewhere. The Michigan Conference Disaster Response team offers ways you can help with clean-up and care for neighbors.
Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr. We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Rev. Webley Judson Simpkins Jr., age 88, who died on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at J&K Assisted Living in Palm Bay, Florida. Webley was a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who served at Birmingham: First, Midland: First, Pigeon: First, Marquette: First, Marysville, and… Continue Reading Rev. Webley J. Simpkins Jr.
Lois M. Powell We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Lois M. Powell who died on April 10, 2019 at the age of 94. Lois was born to the late Robert and Estella (Humphrey) Shimmons in Sterling, Michigan. Sadly, she lost both birth parents at an early age. Fortunately, Lois was raised by… Continue Reading Lois M. Powell
Karleen J. Pettis Karleen J. Pettis, wife of Rev. Warren D. Pettis (retired 1998) passed away Good Friday, April 19, 2019 at DuPage Central Hospital, DuPage, Illinois following a year of declining health. Karleen Strayer Pettis, was a daughter of Carl & Eileen (Bowsher) Strayer of Midland, Michigan. She grew up in the Midland First United Methodist Church… Continue Reading Karleen J. Pettis
The Michigan Conference’s new Coordinator of Disaster Recovery Ministries, Nancy Money, talks about the future of disaster preparedness in the state, and the importance of strong support for UMCOR Sunday.
Volunteers from Chesaning UMC restore home of Midland family of nine.
Our focus will be on the covenant of the Order of Elders as we grow in relationship with Bishop Bard and one another throughout Michigan. Continue Reading MI Area Order of Elders Day with the Bishop