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Zoom with Michigan missionaries

Missionaries connect with the world

COVID-19 has not stopped the vital service of United Methodist missionaries. They are #StillInMission and relating to their supporting churches online. 

Study celebrates Black clergywomen

Celebrate Black clergywomen, including Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Jue and Rev. Jonathan Combs will lead an online study of the book “Pioneer Black Clergywomen” on Thursday evenings in May. Here’s how to purchase the book and register.

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.

NAMS offering creates new history

Native American family

This collection of resources can be downloaded to promote the Native American Ministries Sunday to your members. Help create a new history.

UMCH dreams big in Grand Rapids

United Methodist Community House (UMCH) in Grand Rapids is set to build a new facility that will serve children and seniors thanks to a $1 million grant from the State.

Delegates push back on COB plans

COB march at 2019 General Conference in St. Louis

Delegates in the U.S., including the Michigan Conference, question plans by the Council of Bishops (COB) around the postponement of episcopal elections until 2024.

UMC’s future a hot topic

Future of UMC in question

As legislative proposals continue on hold, the future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of statements and opinion pieces from across the globe.

Save these dates for Virtual AC 2021

Bishop to preside virtually June 2021

The dates for the Virtual 2021 Michigan Annual Conference have been set for June 1-6, with Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination to be celebrated on June 13. Mark your calendars now.

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

COVID-19 top church story for 2020

Top story of 2020 was COVID-19

When United Methodist communicators around the globe voted on the most significant events in the denomination in 2020, COVID-19 and the grief it has caused was named the top story of the year.