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Getting ready for the Virtual AC 2021

AC 2021 preacher Rev. Cynthia Wilson

The countdown clock to AC 2021 continues. Here are some important reminders for all conference members and those wishing to join by livestream when the action starts on June 3.

Take Both/And approach to worship

a Both/And approach needed post-COVID

The methodology for streaming worship completely shifted paradigms twelve months ago when the pandemic began. The Both/And workshop helps the next transition.

Help for navigating the digital future

REACH resources

So much of the digital landscape of ministry is still unscripted. REACH Resources provides free virtual training to provide energy and creativity.

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.

Doing our best for God

Love of God and neighbor in Milan.

The fourth in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. LuAnn Rourke shares how God and the Heritage District, have “figured it out”

Personalize your Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday finds man at prayer

Finding the holy in the midst of our ordinary routines is important every day. It’s particularly significant on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the day that starts the Easter journey in 2021.

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.

Virtual worship here for good

Virtual Worship set-up in Zimbabwe

A superintendent says COVID-19 offered “a Kairos moment for the church,” compelling changes in virtual engagement that were long overdue. The virus “brought the future to our doorstep,” he said.

East Winds’ profiles in courage

Croswell thanks police officers.

This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about the bravery of the East Winds District.

Plan carefully for in-person gatherings

Watch stats and data as in-person gatherings are resulmed

Vaccinations have begun but a recent surge in coronavirus infections in Michigan signals a need to be cautious as plans are made to resume in-person gatherings.