Rev. Gary Step reminds us that we live in changin’ times, and often feel like we are sinking. He describes some excellent swimming lessons.
Members of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference did a new thing … a mail-in ballot. Those were counted August 28 and the vote totals were announced by Bishop David Bard on Labor Day.
The following is an open letter to laity from the Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders (AACLLC). It is a reminder of Jesus’ Great Commandment during this troubled time.
What’s your vision? That’s the focus of the 2020 REACH Summit. This year participants will share in a virtual experience on October 24, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.
Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”
COVID-19 has presented challenges that seemed impossible. However, notes the Rev. Jerome DeVine, trust in a God who makes things new has helped congregations redesign for a new day.
The pews are empty and choirs sidelined. But musicians have kept their worship communities alive even while they can’t gather.
An informal group, including two Michigan clergy, urges United Methodists to enter into prayerful conversations toward creation of a new vision for the denomination.
Liberia is fighting two threats to health … COVID-19 and hunger. Gifts from UMCOR and Covenant Partners are providing food relief that’s making a positive difference in people’s lives.
On June 1 Governor Whitmer and Bishop Bard lifted restrictions on in-person worship. But that doesn’t mean return to worship as usual in churches across the state. Be ready for changes.