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$6K UMCOR grant assists survivors

UMCOR dollars aided their recovery

Flood survivors living in Iosco and Arenac counties are now being helped by a $600,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief. Long-term recovery from the 2020 flood continues.

‘Fixing hearts’ after mid-Michigan flood

Bishop visits flood recovery in Sanford

Bishop David Bard and Michigan Conference leaders recently visited Sanford, Gladwin, and Midland to hear Case Managers talk about long-term recovery from the catastrophic Tittabawassee River flood in May 2020.  

New leaders in the new year ahead

Jennie Browne, one of new leaders

In response to “emerging priorities and pandemic realities,” The Michigan Conference announces staff changes involving four leaders. In July 2021, the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne becomes Clergy Assistant to the bishop.

AC 2020 is a time for giving

Hands giving

Haitian Assets for Peace International, the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village, and Michigan Disaster Response are the 2020 recipients of Annual Conference giving.

Flood recovery moves forward

Pastors tour relief efforts in mid-Michigan

Case Managers will be trained by UMCOR in July to assist in the Long Term Recovery Group plans for helping individuals and families achieve a new normal from last month’s flooding.

4 weeks downstream, still suffering

Assessing four weeks aid

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.

Michigan UMs help in flood response

Volunteers help with meal delivery

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.

Lend a hand across the water

Supplies for those affected by flood water

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.

Michigan flooding and what you can do now

Mid-Michigan flooding around Midland First UMC

The Disaster Response Team of the Michigan Conference suggests several important things United Methodists can do to assist thousands of their neighbors who are now suffering from flooding in mid-Michigan.

They care during the storms of life

UMCOR case managers for Detroit rain storm 2014.

Michigan is a pleasant place to live. However, it’s good to know that, when the inevitable storms strike, there are leaders ready to provide assistance and hope.