United Methodist Women is 151 years young and growing under the leadership of faithful women like President Linda Darrow, who leaves her post in December.
On June 1 Governor Whitmer and Bishop Bard lifted restrictions on in-person worship. But that doesn’t mean return to worship as usual in churches across the state. Be ready for changes.
Beginning a first appointment during the time of COVID is odd, uncomfortable, and exciting all at the same time. These visionary leaders are ready for ministry with God as their helper.
One United Methodist teen, about to become a high school graduate, ponders lessons learned during the pandemic-era ending of his senior year.
“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the hymn almost didn’t make it into the latest version of The United Methodist Hymnal.
Audrey Mangum, active at Brightmoor Aldersgate UMC, describes her experience in that place …”things we hold in our hearts wherever we go.”
Memorial Day pays tribute to the men and women who died while serving in the armed forces. Don’t forget to say prayers of tribute and hope for peace this holiday weekend.
Reflecting on recent Sunday mornings, the Rev. Glenn Wagner says, “D.P. (During Pandemic) worship at our house has been like travel in a foreign country. Everything is new on Sunday.”
A local unit celebrates UMW Sunday online, and the Michigan Conference UMW provide a spiritual growth study by video. United Methodist Women remain alive in fulfilling their purpose.
Psalm 139 helps Chaplain Jan Johnson express her experience blessing families in the “COVID-19 wilderness” of Mercy Hospital in Muskegon.