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Who needs a queen?

Royal items

Jack Harnish reflects on the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II and offers some wonderings about why her death touches us so deeply.

My almost-100 years as a Methodist

The Rev. Mel West, founder of Mobility Worldwide

The Rev. Mel West, founder of Mobility Worldwide, reflects on growing up in rural Missouri and how the trinity of family, farm, and church shaped his life and faith as… Continue Reading My almost-100 years as a Methodist

A Methodist till I die

Woman singing in church

Jack Harnish gives five reasons why he loves being United Methodist and why he intends to remain one until he dies.

‘Our brother and our friend’

Brother Banza Mukalay preaching

On April 4, Patrick Lyoya was killed by a Grand Rapids Police officer. His pastor, Banza Mukalay of Restoration Community UMC in Wyoming, MI, remembers a brother and a friend.

One thing they have in common

Affirm our common humanity

What do mass shooters have in common? The Rev. Jack Harnish notes that most are white males targeting racial minorities. He adds, “In the long run, I have to believe… Continue Reading One thing they have in common

S. Africa’s Bishop Storey visits Michigan

Similar to candle used by Peter Story at Central Methodist Church

Bishop Peter Storey, one of the world’s significant Christian leaders, encouraged efforts to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world during a recent visit in Michigan.

Alarm over an overturn of Roe v Wade

Roe v Wade

United Women of Faith cites the United Methodist position on abortion and speaks against the overturning of Roe v Wade. They call on legislators to protect the lives of women… Continue Reading Alarm over an overturn of Roe v Wade

A pastor teaches about peacemaking

Pastor and peacemaker protesting war 19

The Rev. Bill Wylie-Kellermann reflects on the prophetic ministry of Pastor Daniel Berrigan, his spiritual director for half a century, whose witness speaks to today’s headlines.

Why dedicate a month to Black History?

February is Black History Month

Rev. Jack Harnish asserts, “We need a month dedicated to Black History, because most of our history has been white history, told by white writers, focusing on white characters, and… Continue Reading Why dedicate a month to Black History?

US-2 listens like a shepherd

US-2 speaks of shepherds

US-2 Shiree Fetterly moved from Michigan to Florida to serve God’s people. She says, “God is shaping me, getting me ready for the next step, and this adventure is such… Continue Reading US-2 listens like a shepherd

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