The Michigan Area Reporter is the official newspaper of the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences.
The Michigan Area Reporter, an edition of the United Methodist Reporter (www.unitedmethodistreporter.com), will publish monthly. Section A of the publication will feature news and features from the Michigan Area, while Section B and additional supplements of the publication will highlight news from the denomination and the faith community around the world.
The Michigan Area Reporter is under the direction of the Michigan Area Communications Task Force, which features representation from the Detroit and West Michigan Conference as well as the office of Bishop Deborah L. Kiesey. Erik Alsgaard, former editor of the Michigan Christian Advocate, is the editor of the newspaper.
Churches will receive four complimentary copies each month, and copies will be available in each district office, as well as the conference and area offices.
Local churches are encouraged to submit story ideas (stories of hope, inspiration, growth, innovative ministry, strategic programming, etc.) to Erik Alsgaard.