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More music for your Lenten worship

Lenten music offered free

With COVID-19 forcing churches to move to online worship, many are concerned about finding music they can legally use on the internet. These two Korean United Methodist clergy share free recordings.

UMs decry assault on US capitol

Witness over events at Capitol Jan 6, 2021

United Methodists, both inside and outside Washington D.C., comment on violence at the nation’s capitol that disrupted but did not stop the democratic process taking place on January 6, 2021.

Growing your church without walls

Child at laptop engaging with church without walls.

Ten months ago, each church in The Michigan Conference seemed to change overnight. Dirk Elliott, Director of Congregational Vibrancy, shares best practices for continuing multi-site ministry once COVID restrictions lift.

Celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage

Family worship part of Sonya Luna's heritage.

Sonya Luna celebrates her own growing up and encourages others to participate in Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.

Civil Rights pioneer dies

Civil rights pioneer Gilbert Caldwell speaking

The Rev. Gil Caldwell’s death on September 4 follows the passing this year of other giants of the civil rights era — the Rev. Joseph Lowery, the Rev. C. T. Vivian, and Rep. John Lewis.

Churches hit by Hurricane Laura

Hurricane Laura damage to University UMC in Lake Charles

“You know how the [United Methodist] connection is so wonderful,” remarked one pastor whose church took a big hit from Hurricane Laura.

Adrian College announces changes

Adrian College sign

Bishop Bard comments on the changes taking place at Adrian College. He and four Michigan Conference clergy sit on the school’s Board of Trustees.

UM-related schools reopen amid COVID

Adrian College is among United Methodist related schools.

A sampling of United Methodist-related schools found a strong push to bring students back to dorm rooms and in-person classes, with online courses a big part of the mix.

Liberia University copes with pandemic

The University of Liberia is struggling to re-open with e-learning this fall. Students suffer from a food crisis as well as a health crisis.

Their faith changed a nation

The Revs. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian are remembered as men whose faith enabled them to go the distance for equity and justice.