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Were you made for times like this?

Man dealing with times of stress

Bishop David Bard reflects on this season of life and ministry and says nuanced thinking and tragic optimism are needed during a time of grief, trauma, and challenge.

Michigan pastors share their songs

Songs for church use

Praise the Lord! Two songs by Michigan pastors are being offered free for use in congregational worship.

Conference ponders ‘Why we sing’

John Wesley describes how we sing

Worship is always a highlight at any session of the annual conference. When the focus is on, “Singing the Lord’s Song, to sing, preach, and pray are especially vital, even when online.

Worship and music help make disciples

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, UMC leader in worship and music

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, the featured teacher at the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference, took members across time and space to expand their understandings of worship and music.

Music shares Jesus’ healing love

Sacred music touches the soul

A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.

More music for your Lenten worship

Lenten music offered free

With COVID-19 forcing churches to move to online worship, many are concerned about finding music they can legally use on the internet. These two Korean United Methodist clergy share free recordings.

More resources for Advent worship

Follow the star to worship

The United Methodist Connection continues to provide worship resources for local churches to use this Advent season and into the new year.

COVID challenges musicians and choirs

Virtual choirs perform during pandemic

The pews are empty and choirs sidelined. But musicians have kept their worship communities alive even while they can’t gather.

Online collaboration grows disciples

Collaboration supported their ministry

Their collaboration began as a way to provide online worship with their congregations. Soon, these pastors learned that the effort was also a source of learning and support for them.

Pipes and – CANCELLED

The Michigan Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts is sponsoring a concert and a workshop in Lansing “Pipes and Bells”.  Come study the heavy Metal of your choice! Join us Friday,  April 17th for a Concert featuring the Capital City Ringers and Organisty  John Horak. Saturday workshops with the… Continue Reading Pipes and – CANCELLED