Dwayne Bagley shares a lesson, from his days at Albion United Methodist Church. Carrying the light of God’s love into the world may be messy but it is what humans are called to do.
A revised statement of United Methodist Social Principles is headed to the 2020 General Conference. The Rev. John Boley compares the current and the new expressions of Wesleyan social piety.
The Rev. Jerome Devine thanks Michigan congregations for the many generous ways they are loving and feeding their hungry neighbors.
In this season of thanksgiving, the Rev. Benton Heisler gives thanks for the legacy he has received from his farming family and his loving God. Grandmother’s poem shaped his life.
Admitting that the times we live in can be terrifying, Bishop David Bard turns to a Country Western song and a poem to wish The Michigan Area a blessed Thanksgiving.
The Michigan Conference Lay Leader reflects on the life of trees and the life of churches. She encourages congregations in transition to consider The New Beginnings program.
Reflecting on the life and writing of Rachel Held Evans, the Rev. John Boley urges individuals to study the Bible with a deeper sense of spiritual intimacy.
Benton Heisler tells the story of a Saturday, with grandson Weston, filled with many blessings. “The beauty of our day centered on enjoying the relationship we have with each other.”
Bishop David Bard brings into clearer focus some aspirational actions taken by the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference, as the journey toward GC2020 continues to move forward.
While “the wall” at the U.S.-Mexico border is often in the news, there is an “invisible wall” that is also being built, block by block, to restrict legal pathways for those entering this country. Here’s how to help take it down.