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Creating the tide at Motown

Motown leader reflects on boats at low tide

Emily Carle served on the summer staff of Motown Mission for two years. She reflects on how her leadership skills developed serving as Summer Center Director.

World Communion Sunday is Oct. 4

Communion Elements

World Communion Sunday, October 4, focuses attention on the universal and inclusive nature of the church, challenged but standing strong.

The times they are a-changin’

Clara, ready for times that are changin'

Rev. Gary Step reminds us that we live in changin’ times, and often feel like we are sinking. He describes some excellent swimming lessons.

When things in life are different

Jesus approach to children with different.

Many things in our lives are different than they were five months ago. Pastor Devin Smith looks at what Matthew’s gospel teaches about children and suggests that different can be a good and holy thing.

Reach Summit goes online October 24

Reach Summit logo

What’s your vision? That’s the focus of the 2020 REACH Summit. This year participants will share in a virtual experience on October 24, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Accessibility of sight and sound

Accessibility for hard of hearing

Some accessibility issues are neglected. Here are ways to help people of all abilities become more active in your worship service.

Youth with hearts for Christ

Youth back to church with hearts for mission

Masks on and hearts open! A pandemic cannot stop persons from engaging in mission projects at home or at the church.

Overwhelmed, anxious, but hopeful

Hopeful child learning online

“There is nothing easy about this time,” says the Rev. Kathy Pittenger. Still, she remains hopeful as she offers families and leaders ideas and resources to take into the new school year.

Great training opportunities ahead

Looking for training

Coach training and the Readiness to Launch network are two excellent online offerings from the conference office of Congregational Vibrancy. Sign up now! 

Comfort in connecting

Connecting with senior members

Birmingham First United Methodist Church organized a telephone ministry as a way of connecting members and friends of the congregation during COVID-19.