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Important life lessons from Jesus

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By studying the Gospel of John, Glenn Wagner recalls life lessons he’s learned about the nature of our mortal life and the assurance of eternal life in Christ.

The father I hardly knew

Father and son riding in an antique car

Retired pastor Gordon Schleicher looks back on ways he honored his father and encourages us to do the same by celebrating the fathers and father figures in our lives.

‘You don’t know my name, do you?’

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Retired pastor John E. Harnish writes that loneliness affects many of us, and we can do our part as members of the body of Christ to let others know they’re… Continue Reading ‘You don’t know my name, do you?’

‘It is your time to soar’

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Dawn Levey, Central Bay District Co-Lay Leader, encourages recent graduates to trust God as they step into a time of change and growth and invites the Michigan Conference to do… Continue Reading ‘It is your time to soar’

From generation to generation

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In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Dr. Jennifer Hahm and Rev. Andy Lee illuminate some of the cultural values and faith practices that sustain… Continue Reading From generation to generation

Building bridges between cultures

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In celebration of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Rev. Sunhwa Hopgood recounts her call to ministry as a Korean American woman and the joys and challenges… Continue Reading Building bridges between cultures

Happy birthday, Church!

Dove and fire, symbols of Pentecost

Pentecost is this Sunday, May 19. Rev. Faith Timmons reviews the history behind this annual celebration of the coming of the Holy Spirit following Jesus’ ascension. She then encourages us… Continue Reading Happy birthday, Church!

Give me reconciliation and peace

Apple sitting in heart-shaped bowl

For Mother’s Day, Cheryl Bistayi invites us to broaden and deepen our focus by celebrating sacred moments of mothering for the whole human family.

A life of faith-fueled advocacy

Mary Gladstone-Highland

Mary Gladstone-Highland reflects on how the Michigan Conference of the United Methodist Church has shaped her advocacy for LGBTQ justice and inclusion.

Leading with head and heart

Psychologist being thanked for service

Dr. Michael Comer’s gift to the church has been assessing the personality traits of pastoral leaders with curiosity and compassion.

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