Create pathways for peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Michigan through support of the Peace with Justice Offering on May 30, 2021.
There is no actual offering plate at a virtual annual conference. However, Michigan United Methodists are invited to make contributions that will support our covenant partners in Haiti and Liberia.
Given the exponential rise of COVID cases in Michigan, Bishop David Bard urges local churches to refrain from in-person gatherings these next six weeks. “The good news of great joy still arrives,” he said.
Bishop David Bard encourages the safe celebration of World Communion Sunday. He also speaks about the United Methodist stance and his views of Communion on-line.
Churches and members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference supported the yearly mission ingathering at record-breaking levels. The gifts totaled $62,355. Ministries in Haiti, Liberia, and mid-Michigan are grateful.
Haitian Assets for Peace International, the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village, and Michigan Disaster Response are the 2020 recipients of Annual Conference giving.
Advent begins Dec. 1. Bishop Bard reminds us God’s promised light is coming into the world through Christ once again. Help dispel the darkness with a gift to Disaster Recovery.
The covenant between The Michigan Area and Methodist Church in Haiti is 23 years old. New initiatives for the education of children are being planned by the Haiti Covenant Partners.