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Midwest District Conference

The Midwest District 2020 Conference is Saturday, October 17 beginning at 10am. Questions? Please contact Liz in the Midwest District Office 616.459.4503. Pre-registration is now closed. Please click HERE for a Zoom webinar registration link to attend and vote during Saturday’s Midwest District Conference! Agenda 2021 Midwest District Leadership 2021 Midwest District Budget  

Meet Darryl Totty, new leader of CLC

Darryl Totty leads team

The Conference Leadership Council is the place where Michigan’s leaders meet to shape the direction of United Methodist ministry and mission in the state. The Rev. Dr. Darryl Totty is its new chair.

Guide to counting virtual worship attendance

Guide to computing

Year-end reports are coming. This is the standardized guide to counting virtual worship attendance for the Michigan Conference.

Countdown to AC 2020

Countdown to Conference ends when Nichea opens the session.

One, two, three, four more days on the countdown clock before the opening worship of the 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. These are the steps to take to be ready July 26 at 7pm.

Making the impossible doable

COVID-19 has presented challenges that seemed impossible. However, notes the Rev. Jerome DeVine, trust in a God who makes things new has helped congregations redesign for a new day.

COVID challenges musicians and choirs

Virtual choirs perform during pandemic

The pews are empty and choirs sidelined. But musicians have kept their worship communities alive even while they can’t gather.

Bishop clarifies face covering statement

Face covering encouraged

Bishop Bard encourages Michigan congregations to wear face coverings for indoor, in-person gatherings and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.

Video Sermon Bank available

Bank of online sermons available.

Here’s an online answer to pulpit supply. The Board of Congregational Life offers a Video Sermon Bank for use by preachers who need time away.

Back to worship … what to expect

Dexter UMC outdoor worship

On June 1 Governor Whitmer and Bishop Bard lifted restrictions on in-person worship. But that doesn’t mean return to worship as usual in churches across the state. Be ready for changes.

Liberia’s churches begin to reopen

Churches check temps

 Wearing masks, social distancing, and taking temperatures are “new normal” practices in churches in Africa as well as the U.S. as the coronavirus pandemic continues.