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COB cancels May 8 GC session

Cynthia Fierro Harvey presiding at 2019 General Conference.

The Council of Bishops has pulled back from its plan to hold a one-day virtual General Conference in May 2021. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey says more listening and discernment are ahead.

AC2021 registration now open

AC2021 will be virtual

The Michigan Annual Conference will be virtual again this year. AC2021 will be online June 3-6. All members of the Annual Conference may register between March 1 and April 15.

Bishops call GC session May 8, 2021

Bishops call a May 2021 special session of General Conference

With General Conference postponed until August of 2022, the Council of Bishops has called a special online session on May 8, 2021. The purpose is to enable the handling of 12 pieces of important administrative legislation.

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”

Virtual worship here for good

Virtual Worship set-up in Zimbabwe

A superintendent says COVID-19 offered “a Kairos moment for the church,” compelling changes in virtual engagement that were long overdue. The virus “brought the future to our doorstep,” he said.

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

Move over COVID, Christmas is coming!

Drive through events tell the Christmas story.

Christmas will be different this year for churches, individuals, and families. While some traditions must be put on hold, new activities are telling and sharing the story of Jesus’ birth.

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.

Active health plan enrollment opens

Enrollment open through Nov. 16

Subscribers to the Michigan conference Active Group Health Insurance Plan should read this important information and download materials. Enrollment ends on November 30.

Online opportunities for learning

Online Learning options

Jesus and Justice are the focus of these online learning opportunities starting next week. Register now for the Christmas through Jewish Eyes experience or the Disabilities to Differences study.