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Time to head to the shore

Bench on the Lake Huron shore

David Crumm remembers John’s story of Jesus on the shore of the Sea of Galilee as he interviews Missy Buchanan. Buchanan, like Jesus, values time on the beach. 

Why I take my kids to church

Children in church with their parents.

A busy mother talks about why she and her kids overcome the temptation to be “Mattress Methodists” on Sunday morning.

Yes, you can be a camper, too!

A bunny can be a camper, too. Fun at Grand Camp.

Michigan has five United Methodist church camp and retreat sites for a camper of any age.  Learn what’s happening for you, your family, and friends.

A prayer for the classrooms

Children back to school classrooms

A new school year can be exciting or scary–or both. Help make that transition easier by praying and giving thanks for the people in our schools and classrooms.

A lineman named Jesus

lineman working on power lines

The Rev. Glenn Wagner calls Jesus “a lineman,” and invites us to grasp the power of Christ’s sacrificial love and  revolutionary practice of forgiveness.

BBQ goes whole hog with God

Men in kitchen working on bbq

Jarrod Davis says, “I’m pretty sure I learned more about church at a BBQ pit than I did at seminary.” Here are his memories of  Ebenezer UMC in North Carolina.

Called to keep the light

Grand Haven lighthouse

Everyone has a favorite hymn or two. Kay DeMoss shares the story of one she loves; a piece of Great Lakes’ history that continues to challenge and inspire us today.

She heard God’s call on campus

Deb Johnson, an MEF recipient, at the lakeshore

Ministry Shares support United Methodist seminaries and students on campus. Like the Rev. Deborah Johnson, alumnae of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary.

Hymn chosen best of all time

Girl singing hymn

Over 800 music lovers recently participated in an online survey conducted by the Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada. See the full bracket of well-loved hymns.

Communion in the moonlight

Postage stamp of the moon landing. Communion with the Creator.

Neil Armstrong was the first person to walk on the moon, but did you know that another astronaut was the first person to take Holy Communion in space?

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