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Pastor urges all to make a difference

Pastor Albert Rush

“Being upset, tired, and worn without action will get us nowhere,” says Pastor Albert Rush.  He invites everyone to “stay in the fight.”

A proposal for dismantling racism

March to end racism

It will take more than good intention to dismantle institutional racism in The Michigan Conference says the Rev. Dwayne Bagley.

No! We are NOT able!

Lewis and Clark were able to reach the west coast in two years.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne reflects on the hymn, “Are Ye Able,” and concludes, “I don’t feel able … certainly not by myself.”

God’s dream for no gun violence

No gun in the peaceable kingdom

The prophet Isaiah celebrates God’s vision for peace. The Rev. Glenn Wagner contrasts that with the “seemingly endless cycle of gun violence in the U.S. “

In the midst of life

New life at Easter

In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard says, “In the midst of life, we are in death.” Then he proclaims with joy, ” Death is real, so, too, resurrection.”

Celebrating Michigan’s deacons

Deacons ordained at Annual Conference 2019

Deacons are ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice. They have been living out their call to connect the Church and the world for the past 25 years.

Why I gave up my pulpit for Lent

Pastor Linda Stephan did not reach during Lent 2021

During Lent, virtual worship was a tool used by Williamston United Methodist Church to listen to three powerful and prophetic Black preachers in Atlanta and Washington, D.C.

From stable to garden with Jesus

Mary at the garden tomb

It is important to fully embrace and live out of what happened in a manger in Bethlehem and a garden tomb in Jerusalem.

Pastor champions Cross over Q

Rev. Derek Kubilus offers Christ over Q

The Rev. Derek Kubilus, United Methodist pastor in Uniontown, OH, hosts the podcast, Cross Over Q, in an effort to debunk misinformation from QAnon.

Young adult ministry is a learning lab

Seed to Harvest is new young adult ministry

As the church emerges from COVID, young adult ministries offers a spirit of experimentation and learning that will help build and grow the Michigan Conference.