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Camp was ‘a place of hellos’

Crystal Springs Fire Bowl

Mark Einselen served on the staff at Crystal Springs Camp from 2007-2011. He reflects on the history of the place and future hope.

Michigan welcomes Afghan refugees

Williamston UMC marches for Afghan refugees

Afghan refugees are arriving in the state. Agencies estimate that it will cost approximately $2,000 a month to keep a family of four alive. United Methodists are called to act, learn, and give.

Asbury crossed an ocean to save souls

Francis Asbury statue

In 1771 Francis Asbury crossed the Atlantic Ocean to take Methodism to the New World. On September 12, people on both sides of the Atlantic commemorated the 250th anniversary of his historic journey.

World evangelism active during pandemic

Evangelism not stopped by pandemic

In this time of a global pandemic, World Methodist Evangelism has adapted its work of equipping people to share Christ’s love.

Change lives on UM Men Give Day

UM Men Give Day coming soon

October 18, 2021, is the third annual United Methodist Men Give Day. They invite you to join them in transforming the lives of men and youth around the world.

A camp remembered as ‘a deciding place’

Tabernacle at Crystal Springs Camp

Life-changing decisions have been made at Crystal Springs for 160 years. Now, as the Pokagon Band develops the site, the Creator remains present, sharing “lessons in every leaf and rock.”

There’s campus ministry in her DNA

A love of campus ministry involves mission work

Deb Johnson was active at Wesley at CMU in Mt. Pleasant as a young adult. Today, a retired pastor, she serves as chair of the FSU Wesley Board in Big Rapids. She has received the Francis Asbury Award for her contributions to campus ministry.

Indian schools remembered October 6

A Colorado pastor, Norman Mark, remembers attending four Indian boarding schools during his youth. “It was the loneliest time in my life,” he says.

Simple practices encourage generosity

Fruits of generosity

Resources from the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan help nurture a culture of generosity.

Let’s be mindful of the journey

Car on a journey

Advice for the Christian journey. “If we only focus on the end, we and many others will miss wonders and scenes and outlooks that God would love for us to experience,” says the Rev. John Kasper.