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A gift of offertory prayers

David Bell writes offertory prayers

Bless your congregation’s gifts with offertory prayers provided by the Rev. David Bell and the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan.

REACH Network Groups boost ministry

REACH Network group

If you are feeling overwhelmed or isolated, REACH Network groups can make your job easier and less stressful.

Plan a beautiful movie night

Tom Hanks as Mr. Rogers

“A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” comes to theaters near you on November 22. Its message about kindness can impact the life of your congregation and your community.

Generosity is a two-way street

Centenary kitchen fills plates with generosity

Jesus demonstrated generosity. He fed 5,000 with five loaves and two fish. Community Dinners at Centenary UMC also have a way of multiplying so that many are fed.

Seeing is believing

Seeing classic art like this mosaic in Israel

People learn in different ways. Glenn Wagner, a visual learner, talks about seeing many powerful ways that faith comes alive as he visits United Methodist churches across Michigan.

16 ways to thank your pastor

Pastor LuAnn Rourke with the children of Port Huron First UMC

Pastor Appreciation Month is not the only time to honor and thank those who serve you and your congregation. Consider these ways to share your gratitude year-round, day by day.

When autumn leaves start to fall

Small child in leaves

Michigan trees are ablaze with colored leaves. Soon those leaves will be on the ground. Here’s an idea that helps make clean-up holy.

Costumes for Kiddos a treat

Children in Halloween costumes

The question of the season is, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Costumes for Kiddos is a ministry that provides an answer for some families in the neighborhood.  

Children’s ministry tools available

Christmas is coming. Here are children's ministry ideas.

The Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Michigan Conference Children’s Initiatives Coordinator, publishes a monthly newsletter to enhance your ministries. Have you subscribed?

Enneagram opens spiritual doors

Man walks toward doors

Assessment tools like Myers-Briggs and DiSC help people grow in self-understanding. Enneagram is an ancient process that opens spiritual doors and deepens faith.

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