The Rev. John Hice, superintendent of The East Winds District, recalls words of wisdom from Bishop Ivan Abrahams, spoken in 2007. “I hope that the churches will have big ears.” Listening is still important today.
The fourth in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. LuAnn Rourke shares how God and the Heritage District, have “figured it out”
February is Black History Month. Here are resources for churches that seek to be intentional about diversity.
Lent is a time to focus on spiritual disciplines. Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to intentional focus on the discipline of love through patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility.
A side trip during a tour of the Holy Land was a highlight for the Rev. Margie Crawford. Her time in the valley taught her something about faith for today’s struggle.
Are you under pressure to plan this new year “like normal”? Christy Miller White encourages persons to reimagine ministry in the face of continued uncertainty of life during the pandemic.
In a video shared on January 18, 2021, Bishop David Bard asks the church to listen to the voices of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and James Baldwin and “to other Black and Brown voices that are also calling us forward.”
The Rev. Paul Perez shares how his love of the gospel and science fiction came together last week during an exhibit of Marvel: Universe of Superheroes. He was reminded of some truths about power.
For ten months, churches have ministered in the shadow of COVID-19. It has been a time of great struggle and even greater faithfulness.
How do we grow in Christian maturity? Bishop Bard notes that growth is difficult in the social media age. He encourages intellectual curiosity, complex thinking, and a generous spirit.