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Promises for the New Year

God's promises for 2021

Leaders from the Greater Detroit District take a look back at 2020 and share hope for the New Year found in the promises of God.

Jesus comes amid disruption

Disruption in Bethlehem when Mary and Joseph arrive

The Rev. Glenn Wagner talks about disruption–yesterday, today, and tomorrow–and offers faith lessons on how to deal with it.

Feeding the hungry brings joy

Feeding the hungry in NC

The Society of St. Andrew seeks the donation of the crops that would otherwise be headed for landfills as garbage. Volunteers are the engine of feeding the hungry.

God invites all children to play

Playing with God

He said “activity” instead of “nativity.” Maybe a six-year-old theologian named Drew had not made a mistake but instead voiced a great truth about God.

Coming and going in Advent

Advent puts focus on messiah

An experience in Africa in 1998 provides some comfort and hope to those waiting for Jesus this Advent 2020. Never fear. He IS coming.

The angle of thankfulness

Seasons of life require courage and right angle.

Some trees on her walk through the neighborhood were a glory to behold. Colorful and straight. Then there was that slanted evergreen. Why was it growing at an angle?

Books for your Advent journey

Books for Advent reading

‘Tis the season to give the gift of a good read, to yourself and others. Hope, peace, love, and joy fill these books’ pages recommended by the United Methodist Publishing House.

Our children take us to Bethlehem

Children color

When traditional things, like Christmas pageants and plays, are not possible, creative alternatives help tell the story. Children of the Central Bay District churches share their views of Jesus’ birth. 

Church cookbooks go online

Cookbooks inspire bakers

While churches are currently not gathering for meals together, the time will come when United Methodists can come back to the table with favorite foods to share.

Living in the harbor of faith

Take your fear to the harbor of faith

Ryan Dunn tells the story of John Wesley’s voyage with the Moravians and what they taught him about faith and dealing with fear.