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Mr. Music of United Methodism

Legendary Methodist Music Man

At age 94, Carlton Young is still making music. The collection, “Today I Live,” speaks to the COVID-19 pandemic in hymn after hymn.

Michigan Camps spark memories and hope

Lake Michigan is one of three camps to operate in 2021.

Listen and you will hear leaders and campers talking about good times at Michigan camps. The Board of Michigan Area United Methodist Camping anticipates a strong future for outdoor ministries.

Celebrating our worldwide mission

Mission board consecrates missionaries

The General Board of Global Ministries says goodbye to their leader Thomas Kemper. His mantra for United Methodist mission was “From Everywhere to Everywhere.”

Latinos separated by a wall of fear

Latinos are separated physically and spiritually by the border wall between Mexico and US.

National Spanish Heritage Month is a time to examine critical issues for Latinos. “Addressing racism requires more than resolutions and specialized minority ministries,” one retired pastor writes.

A call to United Methodist laity

Laity called to flower

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.

GCFA reports uptick in giving

GCFA reports uptick in giving during COVID

Encouraging news. COVID-19 has left a mark on giving to denomination-wide ministries. GCFA, however, is happy to report a slight rebound in July. 

Thoughts for Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates workers

Labor Day. Time for the traditional cookout. It’s also time to celebrate the American worker and the United Methodist Church’s strong support of fairness, safety, and respect in the workplace.

Bishop announces DCM transition

Bishop announces the retirement of Benton Heisler

After 12 years of service as the Director of Connectional Ministry, the Rev. Benton Heisler will retire at the end of 2020. Bishop David Bard has appointed the Rev. Paul Perez as the new DCM in Michigan.

New president at Albion College

Albion College sky view

COVID-19 brings uncertainty to the academic year that begins Aug. 24 at Albion College. President Mathew B. Johnson looks forward to facing challenges along with students, faculty, and the community.

Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63

Bishop Yambasu preaching

  KATHY L. GILBERT UM News Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident August 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership, and love of The United Methodist Church and Jesus Christ. Yambasu, 63, had many titles — bishop, chancellor of Africa University, and president of the Africa College… Continue Reading Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63