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Internet opens door to world

world travels in Uganda

The Rev. Carmen Cook, pastor of New Beginnings, a United Methodist Church in Beaverton and Gladwin, MI, learned the world is her parish on a teaching trip to Uganda.

A virtual conference ‘takes a village’

Behind the scenes at Annual Conference

As Michigan United Methodists experience their second Virtual Michigan Annual Conference, Executive Producer Mark Doyal comments, “I believe there is real potential to evolve into a new era of conferencing.”

Conferences plan hybrid events

Themes of several conferences

Race and LGBTQ inclusiveness are among top issues on the agenda of virtual annual conferences taking place across the U.S. and around the world.

The stage is set for AC 2021, coming June 3-6

AC 2021 almost here

AC 2021 begins with the Clergy Session and Laity Event on June 3 and ends with a Day of Action against child hunger on June 6. Registration ends May 15.

Ministry in post-pandemic times

Ministry with children includes hands and heart

Faith formation is entering a new season as churches return to in-person activity. This Zoom session explores your questions about the return to vital ministry with children.

AC 2021 offering will change lives

HAPI to receive 45% of conference offering

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.

Take Both/And approach to worship

a Both/And approach needed post-COVID

The methodology for streaming worship completely shifted paradigms twelve months ago when the pandemic began. The Both/And workshop helps the next transition.

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.