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Engaging Families in Children’s Ministry

Children

Children’s Pastors Conference Reflection Presenter: Karl Bastian Attended by: Rev. Alicea L. Williams Karl Bastian, The Kidologist, founder of kidology.org and host of KidminTalk.com presented a workshop titled Engaging Families in Children’s Ministry. He gave some very good ideas on how to do this from his many years of being a children’s minister. The biblical… Continue Reading Engaging Families in Children’s Ministry

Jerry W. Daniel 

Jerry Wayne Daniel of Wayland, Michigan, died at his home on February 4, 2020 after a brief and difficult struggle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Jerry was the husband of Rev. Reva Hawke Daniel, a Retired Elder of the Michigan Conference who last served at Hopkins/South Monterey before retiring in 2005.  Jerry was born July 9, 1938… Continue Reading Jerry W. Daniel 

Don Spachman

From: Greenville: First, Belding, and Turk Lake Cooperative Parish.  To: Retirement effective July 1, 2020.

Praying in a New Way: Praying in Color for Kids

Children

Praying in a New Way: Praying in Color for Kids Session presented by Kirsten Hitchcock at the Children’s Pastors Conference 2020 Write up by Tracy Reed, Swartz Creek UMC I loved the introduction to this session: helping children to be saturated in the loving presence of God and deeply know the hope and love of… Continue Reading Praying in a New Way: Praying in Color for Kids

“Kid-Mining Like Fred Rogers”

Children

Kidmin-ing Like Fred Rogers: Transforming Your Neighborhood for Christ Session presented by Brittany Hochstaetter at Children’s Pastors Conference 2020 Write up by Tracy Reed, Swartz Creek UMC        I grew up watching Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood and so did my 2 children. He always fascinated me and was influential to me wanting to work with… Continue Reading “Kid-Mining Like Fred Rogers”

Nominations open for 2020 Denman Award

The Michigan Annual Conference is now accepting nominations for The Harry Denman Evangelism Award for Clergy, Lay, and Youth. The Harry Denman Evangelism Awards honor United Methodists in each annual conference whose exceptional ministry of evangelism. Each year Annual Conferences join The Foundation for Evangelism to recognize one youth, one clergy, and one layperson in… Continue Reading Nominations open for 2020 Denman Award

EngageMI Challenge continues

Sturgis VIMS accept mission challenge

We are now entering the final week of the 3-week EngageMI Fundraising Challenge. There’s still time, before November 1, to give gifts that will change lives and build healthy community across Michigan.