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Picking the fruit of kindness

picking fruit

The Rev. Benton Heisler invites pastors and laity to stay focused on our common mission as we approach the Virtual 2020 Michigan Annual Conference.

Michigan thanks lay leaders

Lay Leaders at ordination

Conference leaders join in celebrating the faithful service of Anne Soles and John Wharton, who served together as Lay Leaders of The Michigan Conference since 2016.

Owning the disaster of racism

agree to combat racism

The Rev. Benton Heisler lifts the mission of The Michigan Conference as a means of aligning attention and resources in the long-haul battle against racism.

‘Cut at the knot’ and other lessons

A knot on each hay bale in the wagon

As the word “essential” takes on daily meaning during the health crisis, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls an early lesson taught in the barn by a knot in the twine.

History, hope and healing

Hand offers hope of healing

The Rev. Benton Heisler looks to the Easter promise and  prays for the healing of our sin-sick souls in the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crises.

A prayer calendar to focus your days

Prayer calendar focuses thought

Use or adapt this 28-day Prayer Calendar as you continue the journey into the Easter Season. Deepening your relationship with God and with each other offers comfort and support at this critical time.

Two acres of grace

Group experiencing grace in Saganing

An Act of Repentance toward Reconciliation between Michigan’s Native Americans and United Methodists recently occurred at the Saganing Indian Mission UMC. It was an experience marked by grace.

A week that changes lives

Kids at camp for a week

Benton Heisler invites participation in Michigan’s conference and affiliate camps. Go to camp for a week. Support a camper. Volunteer. You’ll change a  life or two, perhaps your own.

‘The Plan’ … our leaders comment

A plan supported by prayer

Four Michigan Conference leaders — Bishop David Bard, Rev. Benton Heisler, Laura Witkowski, and Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai — offer their initial responses to the separation plan announced on January 3rd.

‘Three simple truths’

Young man looking for Bible truths

The Rev. Benton Heisler is confident that trust in these three simple truths about God’s goodness will help United Methodists meet the challenges of 2020.

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