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A coach offers words of encouragement

Advice from a coach applies to 5k runners and all members of conference

Three phrases from a high school track coach have stuck with Paul Perez over the years. Here’s how they apply to the Michigan Annual Conference.

MI educators learned during COVID

Educators back in person after COVID

Three Michigan educators describe how their teaching was disrupted when the coronavirus came to class in the spring of 2020.

Churches celebrate Easter revival

Easter with camels

Holy Week and Easter were celebrated with joy this year as new Barna research shows spiritual seekers’ increasing willingness to visit a United Methodist church.

Rising above COVID with hope

Easter triumphs over COIVID

Whether pandemic or endemic at this point, after two years, COVID leaves church leaders with challenges and opportunities. The third in a four-part series.

Chaplains in the COVID trenches

Chaplains help staff stress

Deacon Christina Wright serves as associate director of the hospital’s spiritual care team. She shares how chaplains have supported healthcare staff during the pandemic. The final of a four-part series.

Our God is bigger than COVID

Halloween during COVID

Two years of COVID risks and uncertainty have left their mark on Michigan’s churches. But these pastors are among many who found the courage, stamina, and grace to manage change.… Continue Reading Our God is bigger than COVID

Love overcomes COVID weariness

Bible dispels weariness

Sharing examples of biblical leaders who battled weariness, the Rev. Dr. Marcel Lamb reminds us that God is still with us, leading us onward through the pandemic. 

A look back at 2021 in MI Conference

Children running for child hunger reliefr

A look back at highlights of the past twelve months in The Michigan Conference reveals resiliency, hope, and generosity in the face of a pandemic and tensions in the denomination.

Keep moving with new rhythm in the new year

Run into New Year

Though 2022 is not starting as the “new new year we were hoping for,” Bishop David Bard encourages Michigan United Methodists to “keep moving” in the direction of God’s grace.

Path to real hope during Omicron

Vaccinate for Omicron safety

The COVID pandemic is approaching its two-year anniversary. Bishop David Bard offers suggestions churches might consider during the Omicron surge.

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