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Planning Your Ministry Year

Children

Feel like you are always rushing at the last minute? Need a reset? Just starting out in children’s/youth ministry and not sure where to begin? Come to “The Basics of Planning and Leading a Year in Children/Youth Ministry”! Wednesday, July 31st 10am – 3pm Michigan Conference Center 1011 Northcrest Rd, Lansing Register here. To make… Continue Reading Planning Your Ministry Year

Children’s Ministries at Annual Conference 2019

Children

Michigan Annual Conference 2019 Highlights for Children’s Ministries! Click on the links to be directed to more information about each topic. For more information or questions about Ministry with Children, Intergenerational Ministry, or Discipleship Pathways contact Kathy Pittenger.   Upcoming Events: June 11 – Reflections on the Intergenerate Conference (Zoom) 10:00am July 10 – Grand… Continue Reading Children’s Ministries at Annual Conference 2019

Children’s Story Bibles

Children

One important way to teach and pass on the foundations of the Christian faith are through stories in the Bible. But there are SO many to choose from! Here are a few that I recommend! Spark Story Bible – Great for ages 3-7, brightly colored illustrations, a wide-variety of 150 stories. The Bible may be… Continue Reading Children’s Story Bibles

Crisis and Trauma in Children

Children

The world can seem like a big and scary place. Yet again, we learn of more acts of horrible violence in Christchurch, New Zealand. Children may or may not know about this latest news of violence, but they practice lock-down drills and active shooter drills at school. They may hear things on the TV or… Continue Reading Crisis and Trauma in Children

Bishop Bard invites Michigan Conference to pray

Message from Bishop Bard

Bishop David A. Bard invites Michigan United Methodists to pray along with the delegates and guests of the 2019 General Conference .

Anita Hahn

From: Northern Waters District Superintendent  To: Central Bay District — Midland: First UMC  Effective July 1, 2019

Blue Christmas for Children

Children

By: Rev. Kathy Pittenger Children’s Initiatives Coordinator The days and weeks leading up to Christmas can be very exciting for children. But there are children among us who also may be experiencing negative emotions. The “Blue Christmas” service is becoming more common among churches. The service is often on or near December 21st, the winter… Continue Reading Blue Christmas for Children

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