Michigan Episcopal Area

Young People
When kids came to camp throughout the summer, they were invited to put their name, handprint and year on a canoe. When parents picked up their children, they were also invited to put a donation into the canoe, whether it was change or pop cans or a check. Money raised will go toward the new bathhouse. Photo courtesy of the Northern Skies District.

Camp Michigamme celebrates 100 years

Campers marked 100 years of ministry at Camp Michigamme with celebrations and a worship service. Camp Michigamme is the only district-owned camp in the Michigan Conference.
Church Leadership
The Rev. Chad Parmalee has found knitting, especially making items for others, a way to relax amid the stresses of pandemic ministry. Parmalee leads Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Battle Creek, Mich. Photo by Roschenne Parmalee.

Clergy care a priority in pandemic year

Pastors, backed by annual conferences, have taken steps to prevent burnout during long public health emergency.
Global Health
Stephen Saucerman receives a COVID-19 vaccination from volunteer nurse Jackie Smith, RN, at Community United Methodist Church in Vincennes, Ind. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches increase access to COVID-19 vaccines

While supplies are still limited, United Methodists are doing what they can to expand access to vaccines, especially among underserved communities.
Mission and Ministry
Workers with the church’s Department of Community Services load supplies onto a vehicle to deliver to rural Liberia. The food relief — supported by UMCOR and other global partners — is part of the efforts of The United Methodist Church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight

UMCOR and other church partners provide support to church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce as country sees spike in cases.

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