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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.

Your plan or God’s plan?

Making a plan

As she graduates from college and prepares for the next phase of her journey, Madison Myers asks, “Do you believe there’s a plan for your life?”

Bishop’s new advice on Scout charters

Scout assembly

Bishop Bard recommends that churches to pause rechartering of Scout troops through March of 2022; continue with the present charter or facilities use agreement.

The many masks we wear

Trick or treat with masks

We put masks on. We take masks off. Both actions are important says Bishops David Bard as he considers the pandemic, division in The United Methodist Church, and uncovering events in our history.

Camp and the call of Memory Lane

Fire Bowl at Lake Louise Camp

Where does a lifelong commitment to God begin? The Rev. Gary Keene traces his ministry journey from a camp in Michigan to California, through Montana, Nashville, Colorado, and now retirement.

Podcasts ask the question, ‘Stay or go?’

Podcasts explore questions

What do the disagreements in The UMC mean for you? The Connectional Table is hosting podcasts, starting October 5 at 11 a.m. that will help you think through some important personal decisions.

A camp remembered as ‘a deciding place’

Tabernacle at Crystal Springs Camp

Life-changing decisions have been made at Crystal Springs for 160 years. Now, as the Pokagon Band develops the site, the Creator remains present, sharing “lessons in every leaf and rock.”

Motivated to live our Christian values

Values change behavior

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne offers “three insights that should be motivating us to dream up new ways of living our values and carrying out our purposes as United Methodist congregations.”

Vaccination named missional priority

Vaccination around globe

The Connectional Table, a United Methodist leadership body, calls denomination to address COVID-19 vaccination inequities as a “missional priority.”

Special Sunday raises up new leaders

World Communion Special Sunday is Oct. 3

October 3, 2021, is World Communion Sunday. This offering supports a diverse mix of national and international ethnic young adults to make a global impact for Christ.