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Remember these days. Jesus would.

Shofar helps News remember

This month Jews will observe two of their holiest days, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Jesus would have surely observed these holy days. So, we remember them, too.

Compass Podcast nurtures the soul

Compass in hand

How do you nurture your soul? Twice a month, the Compass Podcast explores that question with special guests about how they are encountering spirituality in surprising ways.

How can I keep from singing?

Laurie Haller singing with her brother

“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”

Hope for these cloudy days

Rainbow in a dark cloudy sky offers hope

As we move through the sixth month of life with coronavirus, we look to scripture, tradition, and experience for hope. Here are three questions to ask in these challenging times.

Thoughts for Labor Day

Labor Day celebrates workers

Labor Day. Time for the traditional cookout. It’s also time to celebrate the American worker and the United Methodist Church’s strong support of fairness, safety, and respect in the workplace.

Engage in 30 Days of anti-racism

Anti-racism leaders, Morgan Stafford

  The General Commission on Religion and Race invites you to engage in 30 days of anti-racism. Share your journey using #30DaysAntiRacism. Encourage others to join you.

Living a life of trust

Trust between father and son

Rev. Glenn Wagner turns to scripture, history, and experience to describe the value of a life lived out of trust rather than deceit.

Light of Christ shines bright

Light a candle in dark

A couple asks for a unity candle ceremony at their wedding. That sets the Rev. Sarah Alexander thinking about the meaning of light in the Bible and in our lives during a pandemic.

Stretching to meet needs in Appalachia

UMCOR grant feeds hungry families in Appalachia

Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Mission, United Methodist ministries in Appalachia, have received strong support from Michigan for many years. Learn how they are coping with coronavirus.

Blessing our e-learning devices

Girl with on of several learning devices

School supplies used to include simple things like rulers, pencils, and tablets made of paper. Now the tablets and devices are electronic. We are blessed to have such tools during this season of COVID-19.