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Ways to connect with your neighbors

Neighbors want to connect

People are hungry for relationships. The Rev. Dirk Elliott says, “Maybe now more than any time in our past, we need to find ways to connect and build relationships with people.” Here’s how. 

Dearborn 1st renovates for ministry and mission

Dearborn ribbon-cutting

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue was present at Dearborn First United Methodist Church to assist in a ribbon-cutting ceremony of their newly renovated Wesleyan Hall.

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.

Women and the global pandemic

Women leaving jobs

The Division on the Status and Role of Women shares research of “alarming disparities in the number of women losing their jobs compared to the number of men” during the pandemic.

Let’s stay resilient against COVID

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop David Bard talks about the continuing pandemic and how Michigan United Methodists can promote public health and further the common good as COVID enters a new phase.

The challenges that face us

When facing challenges, get back in touch

By the Rev. Paul Perez, this month’s blog is part two of a series reflecting on the Michigan Conference’s Strategic Directions. It focuses on the missional and connectional challenges facing the conference.

New song for Michigan Conference

Paul Perez preaches about a new song on June 5, 2021

The Rev. Paul Perez shares four Strategic Directions from the Conference Leadership Council as well as missional and connectional challenges. “God is graciously inviting us to sing a new song,” he says.

Praise to God comes first

Man giving praise for new day

“Faith is something that precedes an answer to a battle or a crisis,” says the Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr. He calls us to praise our God, who is good even in challenging times.

Battling burnout Wesley’s way

Drinking and eating healthy helps burnout

Taking care of yourself physically can be a key ingredient in battling burnout. John Wesley had ideas about staying healthy in spirit and in body.

Webinars re-imagine faith formation

Adult learning online

As we emerge into the post-pandemic world, we can begin planning for the future of faith formation in our local churches.