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Cooperation alive on Albion District

Meet five churches that have learned Christ's Light can shine brighter by working together. Connectionalism is bringing new life to these congregations and to their communities.... READ MORE 

Let's follow the star together

Whether trimming the Christmas tree or making vital ministry happen, the Rev. Benton Heisler asserts that all things are better when done together.... READ MORE

Make the most of internet presence 
The Rev. Laurie Haller asserts that your website is the "new front door" of your church. Will discerning church shoppers enter or walk on by?... READ MORE

Hurricane Sandy one month later
Relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy can be measured in prayers, dollars, and volunteers. While the storm has left the headlines, the need for compassionate response will go on for years.... READ MORE 

UMCOR / Fair trade gift sets
100% fair trade. 100% good. 10% donation to UMCOR.  READ MORE.
Prepare now for Conference 2013
The 2013 Annual Conference will be held May 28-June 1 at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI. Reserve space for your special meal and file petitions! ... READ MORE
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Kalamazoo D.S. has new office 
The Kalamazoo District Office has moved to the campus of Western Michigan University. The Wesley Foundation provides a new home in the Intentional Living Center.... READ MORE

Michigan chaplain shares journey
How do you go from a degree in biology to a career as a United Methodist hospital chaplain? ... READ MORE

Lake Michigan has a new director
Lake Michigan Camp has a new director beginning January, 2013: Nick DeLaney. ... READ MORE
Bring deep soul to your worship
Worship designer and preacher Dr. Marcia McFee will be at Rockford UMC on Saturday, Jan. 19, to lead an interactive and inspirational workshop. Register now to receive earlybird rates.... READ MORE

Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON)
Two January luncheons will include a screening of Jasmine’s Story, a documentary short film produced by United Methodist’s Communication for ReThink Church campaign. The story based in Ypsilanti, MI, explores the path of a congregation’s rally to support 17-year old Jasmine after witnessing ICE enter her family home and deport her Guatemalan parents.... READ MORE

“Trade of Innocents”

You’re invited to a screening of the movie “Trade of Innocents”, a film on human trafficking, on Sunday, February 24 at 6:00 pm. Ticket Sales: $5 (pre-purchase click here) or $8 (at-the-door). ... READ MORE.
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