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MI Conference following God’s lead

Michigan Conference following God

This is the third of three in a series of blogs by the Rev. Paul Perez, Director of Connectional Ministry for The Michigan Conference. He addresses the Strategic Directions of the UMC in the state.

Re-founding Methodist movement in Michigan

Re-founding involves sowing

Part three on Strategic Directions of The Michigan Conference. Rev. Paul Perez shares the Vision Statement behind the Strategic Directions: “re-founding a Methodist movement through new ministries in new communities.”

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.

Conference ponders ‘Why we sing’

John Wesley describes how we sing

Worship is always a highlight at any session of the annual conference. When the focus is on, “Singing the Lord’s Song, to sing, preach, and pray are especially vital, even when online.

Engaging in justice and mission

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai shared scripture

The June 4, 2021 session of the Michigan Annual Conference featured various reports with a focus on Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism, justice, mission, and Michigan Conference’s connection to United Methodists around the globe.

Our God is still making music

God is making music at Flint Bethel

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson and the Rev. Paul Perez led worship at The Michigan Annual Conference on June 5. Members were asked not to let their troubles interrupt their love of God.

Detroit church doors open for Ded

Albanian couple at Detroit Central Church

“I can now breathe fresh air!” Ded Rranxburgaj declares with joy as he is able to leave Detroit Central United Methodist Church after three and a half years in sanctuary.

Let’s advocate for paths to citizenship

JFON advocates for citizenship

The Rev. Paul Perez reflects on the privileges of U.S. citizenship and invites United Methodists to support campaigns aiding undocumented immigrants.

Celebrating Michigan’s deacons

Deacons ordained at Annual Conference 2019

Deacons are ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. They have been living out their call to connect the Church and the world for the past 25 years.