Considerations for Reviewing Your Protection Policy

New updates are available for your protection policy and online ministry >>>

Virtual VBS Opportunity

Planning for this summer has been challenging…can we safely host VBS in person? Do we have enough volunteers? Jennifer Lane, Children and Youth Ministry Director from Mt. Pleasant First has graciously offered their virtual plan and to collaborate with the District Office to help solve this dilemma. We will be offering a virtual VBS that… Continue Reading Virtual VBS Opportunity

Principles and Directions for Re-opening

Guidance on how to reopen local churches. Principles and directions to use when restrictions are lifted. Read more >>>

24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

There are excellent points to make in this article…some will apply to your church, some won’t…but what does apply to everyone is the need to alter the passing of the offering plates, communion, and greeters – for the short term at least. Read more >>>

Quarantine Friendly VBS

Instead of bringing kids to your VBS, let’s bring VBS to your kids! The team at GO! Curriculum is hard at work designing a 3-day VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. We have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can… Continue Reading Quarantine Friendly VBS

Resource UMC

Are you spending too much time searching for denominational information on multiple websites? There is now a single site that links to denominational resources. This new comprehensive website empowers you to search for and quickly find resources and tools from across our connection. Check out www.resourceumc.org today.

Tips for Online Worship

The Michigan Conference has created webinars on a variety of subjects related to local concerns, and more are being added regularly. They include: Your Tech Questions Online Funerals and Memorial Services Shelter in Place – Church Questions Online Church – Worship Planning Online Ministry with Children & Youth Holy Week Online Worship Planning The “Why”… Continue Reading Tips for Online Worship

Bishop Extends No Gatherings Until April 30

The Rev. Amy Mayo-Moyle leads online worship in this YouTube video from Farmington Orchard United Methodist Church. Michigan congregations are asked to continue online worship through April 30, 2020. Facebook/Orchard United Methodist Church Michigan now has the fourth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S.  At advice of government and public health officials, Bishop Bard… Continue Reading Bishop Extends No Gatherings Until April 30

MI-Health Toolbox

The Michigan Conference offers a Toolbox full of information and resources on how individuals and congregations can respond to COVID-19 in healthy ways. The Health Crisis Toolbox includes these resources and much more. Updates will be made on a daily basis as new information becomes available. Please check back often and remain tuned to the Facebook… Continue Reading MI-Health Toolbox

Providing Ministry in the Age of COVID-19

“Don’t fear, because I am with you; don’t be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will surely help you; I will hold you with my righteous strong hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 CEB) But how do we share this non-anxious message of hope with youth when the church is canceling events and… Continue Reading Providing Ministry in the Age of COVID-19