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A Christmas gift from Dad

Delivering poinsettias with Dad

The Rev. John Kasper shares what he learned about our relationship with God when delivering Christmas poinsettias with his dad.

What’s in your toolkit?

Toolkit available for church leaders

She received a toolkit in seminary. Now the Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne assembles a toolkit for use by pastors, church members, and leaders experiencing burnout.

A tool to grow spirit’s fruits

Fruits of the spirit

Enneagram is a tool that has been around a long time. Laura Witkowski encourages its use for both spiritual growth, nurturing relationships, and team building.

Let the love of Jesus rule

The politics of Jesus

“We are faced with the real challenge of seeking to love our neighbor as ourselves,” says the Rev. Paul Perez as the country moves into the future following the love of Jesus.

Redeeming the season

Season of Prayer

Uncertain times present an opportunity for “redeeming the season,” says Bishop David Bard. He adds, “Redeeming the season remembers that we are involved in a long work.”

Jesus speaks when we are tired

Tired feet on a fall hike

“I’m tired of this!” says the Rev. Jodie Flessner as she navigates a health crisis. She turns to the gospel to find strength and purpose for the journey.

Patience key in election bishop says

Vote and have patience

“I encourage patience with our election process,” says Bishop David Bard. He also offers a prayer as the nation heads toward the general election on November 3, 2020.

Embracing a third way

Third Way celebrates human diversity

Naomi Garcia examines scripture and encourages others to join her in the anti-racism initiative of The Michigan Conference. It’s the third way; a Jesus thing to do.

Hard realities and beautiful dreams

Light shines on dreams

We may be exhausted, but United Methodists can still dream dreams of new life.  The Rev. Paul Perez, new Director of Connectional Ministry for The Michigan Conference, offers hope.

Fresh thoughts on means of grace

Stained glass with Wesleys and statement of grace.

Bishop David Bard asserts that during this time of ongoing pandemic, “Such a moment asks that we think more deeply about the means of grace.” He shares about online communion.