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Our calling in Christ continues

Amy Mayo Moyle introduces legislation Bishop Bard continues to interpret

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.

Help dismantle the ‘invisible wall’

JFON invites people to tear down the "invisible"wall

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.

Why care of God’s creation matters

Child champions creation care

With the global headlines currently focused on the Climate Strike, the Rev. Jerry DeVine looks to his own back yard to consider the responsibility all Christians have for creation care.

Pastoral leadership with range

Range of the box

Rev. John Boley considers the training styles of Tiger Woods and Roger Federer. He suggests pastors could use both examples to increase their range.

Ministry Shares connect us in mission

Ministry Shares connect many hands

A new staffing model launched in The Michigan Conference one year ago. Ministry Shares help staff support churches in making disciples for Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.

Surf’s up and God is there

During a hurricane the surf's up.

Reflecting on scripture and a classic rock song, Surf’s Up, Bishop David Bard invites everyone into God’s creative work in the world and in the church.

District Dialogue: collateral damage

Heart showing damage of division

Collateral damage — harm to untargeted others — may be a real consequence if the pending divide takes place in The United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Hice reflects on what has happened in the past.

Giving up boiled potatoes

Man holding potatoes

Rev. John Boley is giving up potatoes for the sake of his health. As he looks ahead to the future of The United Methodist Church, he lists other things he must give up for the health of the Body of Christ.

‘Right tool, right task’

The right tool is on this workbench.

A great grandfather’s workbench continues to serve the next generations of the Heisler family. Today, “Papa” provides starter sets and lessons in what tool is right to do the job.

A Wesleyan response to gun violence

Candlelight vigil after Dayton gun violence

Paul Perez reflects on being part of a targeted racial/ethnic group and shares how to move forward with positive action. 

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