Links we like

United Methodist Church Information

United Methodist Church  – includes a UMC church locator, news, and worship materials.

General Board of Global Ministries  – Mission information, including United Methodist Women, the HIV/AIDS Ministries Network, and youth/ young adult ministries.

Detroit Conference  of the United Methodist Church – local UMC information

Ann Arbor District of the Detroit Conference

United Methodist Youth Organization

United Methodist News Service

United Methodist NeXus – an independent weekly news publication for United Methodists.

When is Easter? – Now you’ll know…it’s more complicated than you think!

Disaster Relief

UMCOR  – United Methodist Committee On Relief – 100% of your monetary donations go directly to relief and recovery efforts – providing food, clean water, shelter, and sanitary services to victims of hurricanes, tsunamis, and other disasters.

Ann Arbor Information

Arborwiki’s article on Places to have a Meeting

University of Michigan’s Home Page

Ann Arbor Public Schools

Ann Arbor Convention and Visitors Bureau

Recycle Ann Arbor  — protect our Earth!

Ann Arbor news outlets:  Ann Arbor City Government News — mlive.comarborweb.com

Ann Arbor Transportation Authority maps for “The Ride”

Service Opportunities

Food Gatherers, an Ann Arbor food bank is in need of donations and volunteer support.

Friends In Deed  is an inter-faith volunteer organization that provides for needs of Washtenaw County residents that are not being met by other human service agencies. Friends In Deed provides information, referral, and screening services to congregations and agencies as well as resources to people in need.

Friends In Deed publishes a resource list for those who seek meals, shelter, or other help in our community.

The Salvation Army  provides a number of services including counseling, youth-at-risk programs, emergency assistance or referral with food, clothing, shelter, personal needs, and more.

The SOS Community Crisis Services  provides an informed and caring response to the emotional and economic needs of persons and families in distress.

Helpnet  is a Washtenaw County Human Services Directory.

Samaritan Counseling Services provides quality cost-effective, faith-sensitive, psychotherapy, accepting many insurance plans and offering fee assistance for those without insurance or the means to pay for services.

Amnesty International  (AI) is an independent worldwide voluntary activist movement working for the impartial protection of human rights. AI has campaigned to defend prisoners of conscience and other victims of human rights violations including torture, “disappearances”, political killings and executions.

The United Nations AIDS website  provides background on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, including statistics, an address by UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and information on how you can help.

Heifer International  provides hungry families a way to feed themselves and become self-reliant.

Boy Scouts

First United Methodist Church of Ann Arbor sponsors Boy Scout Troop 4 – http://sitemaker.umich.edu/troop4/home

Study Aids

Links to the Bible:
(1) Christianity Today: Bible and Reference
(2) Bible  on Crosswalk.com
These links include full text of several versions of the Bible, concordances, Bible dictionaries, and daily devotionals. All are cross-linked for easy reference.

My Utmost for His Highest daily devotional readings. These challenging daily devotional classics help stimulate thought and prayer. They are excerpted from lectures by Oswald Chambers.

Upper Room – a daily devotional guide.

Upper Room: Teen Devozine

News

The website for Christianity Today

United Methodist News Service

Reporter Interactive

Shopping

VirtualStoreLogoCokesbury – If you are interested in buying study books, please do so through our Cokesbury Virtual Store. First United Methodist Church benefits when you shop with Cokesbury using this link.

Zondervan

DestinationRx – obtain a free drug savings card through this program with the United Methodist Association of Health and Welfare Ministries.