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EngageMI recognizes 42 local churches

Coleman Faith listed among Engagemi churches

The Michigan Conference Board of Global Ministries expresses deep gratitude to 42 Michigan congregations that completed requirements for recognition as EngageMI Churches in 2020. Their giving met their neighbors’ needs.

Trustees amend Disaffiliation terms

disaffiliation policy change

An updated version of the formal agreement of Disaffiliation and Withdrawal from the United Methodist Church has been approved by the Michigan Conference Board of Trustees.

Generous hearts ride COVID slopes

Generous kids and parents of Holt UMC

While COVID-19 has kept people apart for the past 12 months, United Methodist congregations have still come together in new ways. Generous gifts to Ministry Shares enabled exciting new ministries.

A greater church family

Sonya Luna leads the church in Michigan in Latinx ministries

Despite the pandemic in 2020, Wesley Park United Methodist Church was one of many congregations paying 100% of Ministry Shares. That enables the Michigan Conference to make a difference with programs like Latinx Ministries.

Giving and receiving in the city of Flint

Flint Freedom School 2020

Faithful payment of Ministry Shares makes good things happen. A visit to Flint, MI celebrates a church that paid 100% in a difficult year, and a ministry that adapted to the challenges of COVID-19.

Inspired stewardship enables ministry

Ministry for flood relief in mid-Michigan

Meet two women who are servant leaders in the Michigan Conference. Their faithful stewardship of resources has kept God’s people in ministry even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

JFON brings joy to neighbors

Staff of JFON Traverse Sity

This is the fifth in a series of stories celebrating the difference that Ministry Shares make in the lives of persons across Michigan. Meet some faithful United Methodists of the Northern Waters District.

Churches step out and step up

Taking a step out of poverty.

One bold step that Streams of Faith took in 2020 was its merger with Circles-Grand Rapids. This multiplied the efforts that help 600-700 Kent County families rise out of poverty.

Lives being changed in mid-Michigan

Mid-Michigan flood damaged assessed in Sanford

Disaster recovery continues in mid-Michigan after flooding shattered the lives of thousands eight months ago. Six case managers, employed by The Michigan Conference, are now helping residents rebuild their lives.

Some important deadlines from Treasury

Treasury deadlines set for payments and stats

  Deadlines are coming in late December and early January for the payment of 2020 Ministry Shares and the filing of Table 1, 2, and 3 reports.