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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.

Wonders of His love

Wonders of cookie baking at Christmas

The wonders of God’s love are spoken of in the Bible and are experienced by God’s people every day. The Rev. Benton Heisler shares Advent greetings with The Michigan Conference.

A legacy of gratitude and generosity

A legacy of kindness and pie

In this season of thanksgiving, the Rev. Benton Heisler gives thanks for the legacy he has received from his farming family and his loving God. Grandmother’s poem shaped his life.

The blessings of life

Blessings of being Papa

Benton Heisler tells the story of a Saturday, with grandson Weston, filled with many blessings. “The beauty of our day centered on enjoying the relationship we have with each other.”

‘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.