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Worship Webinar

The Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts will host a free webinar God, Our Help, Our Hope: Worship Revisioned on November 10 at noon. Consultant Mary Scifres will offer insights and ideas to help us re-connect with our creativity and energize our worship, even when facing the challenges of technology, physical distancing, and declining… Continue Reading Worship Webinar

Black churches are resilient

Black churches active during pandemic

The Rev. Candace M. Lewis, Gammon Theological Seminary president, lauds the innovation and adaptability of Black congregations in coping with COVID-19.

Two copper coins for adovah

two coins for adovah

The Hebrew word “adovah” translates to both “work” and “worship.” LuAnn Rourke offers two pieces of counsel for how to move forward with worship work in challenging times.

How to livestream worship legally

Livestream with a cell phone

Are you using hymns, videos, and Bible translations appropriately when you livestream your worship? Here are helpful tips from United Methodist Communications.

Michigan pastors share their songs

Songs for church use

Praise the Lord! Two songs by Michigan pastors are being offered free for use in congregational worship.

Rural churches emerging from coronavirus

Coming to Jesus in a rural church.

Members of Oakton UMC, in rural Kentucky, look forward to their first group hug post-pandemic. The congregation in Hickman County numbered seven at a recent in-person worship service.

Psalms alive at AC 2021

Conference teacher and preacher Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson

From June 3 to June 6, 2021, the Virtual Michigan Annual Conference traveled through a strange land toward a new day singing songs of joy, peace, justice, courage, and hope.

Conference ponders ‘Why we sing’

John Wesley describes how we sing

Worship is always a highlight at any session of the annual conference. When the focus is on, “Singing the Lord’s Song, to sing, preach, and pray are especially vital, even when online.

Worship and music help make disciples

Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, UMC leader in worship and music

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson, the featured teacher at the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference, took members across time and space to expand their understandings of worship and music.

Our God is still making music

God is making music at Flint Bethel

The Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson and the Rev. Paul Perez led worship at The Michigan Annual Conference on June 5. Members were asked not to let their troubles interrupt their love of God.