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Innovative daycare supports addiction recovery

Church receiving a grant check

Battle Creek: First UMC is working closely with The Haven of Rest Ministries on an innovative childcare program that offers a safe space for children of families struggling with addiction.

Grace J. Gilroy

September 16, 1931 – February 18, 2023 Wife of  Pastor Willard G. Gilroy, Grace J. (Ash) Gilroy, age 91, of Battle Creek passed away in the early hours of Saturday,… Continue Reading Grace J. Gilroy

Paul D. Mazur

June 24, 1935 – September 15, 2022 Pastor Paul Daniel Mazur, age 87, of Eaton Rapids, passed away Thursday morning, September 15, 2022. Paul was born June 24, 1935 in New… Continue Reading Paul D. Mazur

Road-trip through Michigan Methodist history, part 1

Map of Michigan

Take a virtual road trip through the Great Lakes State visiting key places that have shaped our United Methodist history and continue to form our faith.

Battle Creek church hosts community carnival

Kids make homemade puppets.

Washington Heights UMC in Battle Creek hosted a carnival, sponsored by seven area churches, as a way to unify faith communities and strengthen neighborhood bonds.

‘Hub of hope’ in Washington Heights

Washington Heigts vaccine clinic

On June 5 of the Michigan Annual Conference, Washington Heights Church & Community received the “One Matters Award” from Discipleship Ministries.

Rev. Philip P. Steele

Rev. Philip Paul Steele, 83, went to be with the Lord on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Born February 17, 1937 in Kalamazoo, Michigan to… Continue Reading Rev. Philip P. Steele

Rev. Nancy G. Powers

Nancy Gail Powers, age 67, passed into her Savior’s arms on Sunday, September 27, 2020. Nancy was born on November 7, 1952 to Harold and Marjorie (Feemster) Beaman in Wichita, Kansas.… Continue Reading Rev. Nancy G. Powers

Rev. A. Ray Grienke

Rev. A. Ray Grienke A. Ray Grienke, 82, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend passed away Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Ray was born on August 10, 1937, in Alta, Iowa,… Continue Reading Rev. A. Ray Grienke

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