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Muskegon Methodist family unites

Unity Service held in Muskegon Heights February 2017. Three pastors holding hands.

Since February 2017,  these four churches in greater Muskegon have been coming together to celebrate historic ties and move forward in faithful witness. They are living their love through action.

The year 2018 in news photos

Young boys walk arm-in-arm on street of Brazil in this photo by Mike DuBose

Worth one thousand words. United Methodist photographers capture the faith of missionaries, pastors and everyday disciples in this photo review.

Power in the pew

Hands of many colors coming together

  Michigan Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles explores the complexities of how The United Methodist Church can make connections with today’s seekers.

3 realities facing GC2019

Hands hold up Cross and Flame

As GC2019 approaches, one church consultant reminds The United Methodist Church that families’ love for one another helps transcend disagreements.

What UMC budget cuts mean for ministry

Offering plate

UMC general agencies are looking at what a planned budget cut of more than 20% will mean for their work, their staff and the people they serve.

UMC’s top five stories in 2018

Members of the Commission on A Way Forward mingle

The struggle to hold The United Methodist Church together despite longstanding division over homosexuality was the denomination’s top news story of 2018.

Prepare your congregation for GC2019

Plenary session of the 2016 General Conference in Portland, OR

Your church can create a listening session about issues going to the 2019 General Conference. A Tool Box is available for your use.

Michigan delegates get ready to act

Charles Boayua making a presentation at 2016 General Conference

The second in a four-part series that describes how members of The Michigan Conference delegation are preparing for the 2019 Special Session of the General Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Holiday hours for Michigan offices

Angel ornament on tree

District and Conference offices close Dec. 22 and re-open on Jan. 2. MIconnect resumes publication with the January 9, 2019 edition. The Michigan Conference staff wishes you a Merry Christmas.

Delegation chairs look toward GC2019

Minnesota delegates to 2016 General Conference

As the crucial meeting looms in February 2019, ‘team captains’ of conference delegations are well aware of church’s hopes, fears.