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God blesses from start to finish

God is part of vibrant living

God is doing a new thing at Church of the Dunes in Grand Haven, MI. Finishing Well is an intentional ministry focused on the needs of those in the congregation who are in their final third of life.

Doing our best for God

Love of God and neighbor in Milan.

The fourth in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. LuAnn Rourke shares how God and the Heritage District, have “figured it out”

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

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.

Young Adult Ministries starts cohort

Cohort raises seedling

An 18-month cohort, facilitated by Young Adult Ministries, seeks to partner persons with seeds with others who will help those seeds grow. Young Adults are encouraged to sign up by March 15, 2021.

Under pressure!

Social distancing and masking is added pressure for youth ministry.

Are you under pressure to plan this new year “like normal”? Christy Miller White encourages persons to reimagine ministry in the face of continued uncertainty of life during the pandemic.

A look back at 2020

2020 flood

This month-by-month review of 2020 in The Michigan Conference reports many challenges of COVID-19. It also tells the story of how God’s people met those challenges with determination and grace.

Register now to Come to the Well

Come to the Well for renewal

Join Bishop Bard online Tuesday, January 12, 9:30-11:30 am for a time of renewal. “Come to the Well” includes scripture, music, and times of reflection.

Michigan districts celebrate jubilee

Districts gave grants to church starts like Mosaic in Traverse City

The Boards of Mission in the districts of The Michigan Conference are supporting new ministry initiatives thanks to actions taken by the 2018 Annual Conference. Superintendents’ Dowry Reports have details.

UMC copes with financial strain

FInancial reports of Annual Conferences

U.S. conferences — like the congregations they serve — are feeling the financial pinch. But they are finding ways to offer churches relief and strengthen ministry in these lean times.