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Tips that increase online giving

Credit card used for online giving

Security, consistency, framing, and celebration are some key talking points for encouraging and increasing online giving says Pastor Jeremy Steele.

Words from the workshop

Old drill in a workshop

The Rev. Benton Heisler calls pondering life alone with God in your favorite workshop a home improvement project. “We are living in that tension of the Kingdom of God being both here and now … This is not our eternal home.”

A call to United Methodist laity

Laity called to flower

The following is an open letter to laity from the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLLC). It is a reminder of Jesus’ Great Commandment during this troubled time.

Churches hit by Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura damage to University UMC in Lake Charles

“You know how the [United Methodist] connection is so wonderful,” remarked one pastor whose church took a big hit from Hurricane Laura.

Youth with hearts for Christ

Youth back to church with hearts for mission

Masks on and hearts open! A pandemic cannot stop persons from engaging in mission projects at home or at the church.

Picking the fruit of kindness

picking fruit

The Rev. Benton Heisler invites pastors and laity to stay focused on our common mission as we approach the Virtual 2020 Michigan Annual Conference.

Mission and love drive generous giving

Giving at church

These Michigan congregations have seen an increase in giving during the pandemic. The Rev. David Bell, Executive Director of The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, talks about drivers of generous giving.

JFON-MI ‘still standing’ with neighbors

JFON volunteers and staff standing together for clients

Justice For Our Neighbors-Kalamazoo is still standing with their clients, safely and effectively, during the threat of the health crisis.

UMs show church is not a building

Michigan UMs like Jeremy Peters are being church

Both bishop and governor have encouraged Michiganders to stay-at-home. We are finding that church really does happen outside the building.

This time of change

UMW Exec Harriett Olson

While the UMC faces a time of change, UMW commits to keep needs of women and children front and center.