Category: Faith & Ministry
John E. Harnish reflects on how he finds great comfort in knowing that the Holy Spirit can still work through our very human church with all its squabbles to bring… Continue Reading Pentecostal squabbles
Assembling the dream finance team
Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis recommends creating a well-rounded “dream team” that brings together a variety of skills and gifts to steward your church’s finances.
Keep Christ in the center
Nearing retirement, Rev. John Hice reflects on his hope-filled seminary days, the challenging intervening years, and how he’s kept his ministry focus on Christ.
Tips for preparing for AC
Laura Witkowski gives honest advice to lay members attending the 2023 Michigan Annual Conference.
Remembering our mothers
Retired pastor Sondra Willobee thinks back upon the women who have nurtured and mentored her, including her mother, a polio survivor, who taught her much about faith and life.
Reclaiming the history behind Mother’s Day
Did you know the idea for a day to honor all mothers was started by faithful Methodist women? Rev. Faith Timmons looks at the holiday’s humble beginnings and thanks God… Continue Reading Reclaiming the history behind Mother’s Day
Finding rebirth in all of creation
On Good Friday, Rev. Jodie Flessner saw a glimpse of what it means to fully trust all of creation to God’s redemptive power.
Faith formation in the Michigan Conference
Rev. Kathy Pittenger provides some practical ways faith formation leaders can support one another and share needs and dreams as our church continues to change.
Each drop does matter
Having access to clean water is vital to life for people all over the world. As we approach Earth Day on April 22, Cheryl Bistayi reflects on this and challenges… Continue Reading Each drop does matter
Celebrating United Methodist connections
Sonya Luna reflects on her time working for the Michigan Conference and thanks God for the many wonderful connections that have sustained her.