It will take more than good intention to dismantle institutional racism in The Michigan Conference says the Rev. Dwayne Bagley.
The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne reflects on the hymn, “Are Ye Able,” and concludes, “I don’t feel able … certainly not by myself.”
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.”
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.
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.
The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue shares a lesson from Liberia’s history and calls the Church to action against the increasing violence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in the United States.
Rev. Paul Perez remembers picking up pieces of a broken chalice at the 2004 General Conference. Pittsburgh’s memories inform his thoughts on the “breaking point” The United Methodist Church has arrived at today.
In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop Bard considers what scripture, poets, and everyday experience reveal about the challenges of holding it together.
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”