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Helping kids through stressful times

Child at computer, coping with stressful times.

“Outwardly, the kids looked as happy and carefree as ever!” says the Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley. She adds that children are good at masking their feelings and offers a healing ritual.

When things in life are different

Jesus approach to children with different.

Many things in our lives are different than they were five months ago. Pastor Devin Smith looks at what Matthew’s gospel teaches about children and suggests that different can be a good and holy thing.

COVID mini-grants assist families

Staff serving the families of MCHS

Even when you can’t “go” to church, you can “be” the church. That’s what Michigan United Methodists are doing as they assist families struggling through the significant challenges of coronavirus.

Stretching to meet needs in Appalachia

UMCOR grant feeds hungry families in Appalachia

Henderson Settlement and Red Bird Mission, United Methodist ministries in Appalachia, have received strong support from Michigan for many years. Learn how they are coping with coronavirus.

Blessing our e-learning devices

Girl with on of several learning devices

School supplies used to include simple things like rulers, pencils, and tablets made of paper. Now the tablets and devices are electronic. We are blessed to have such tools during this season of COVID-19.

Overwhelmed, anxious, but hopeful

Hopeful child learning online

“There is nothing easy about this time,” says the Rev. Kathy Pittenger. Still, she remains hopeful as she offers families and leaders ideas and resources to take into the new school year.

Camp board shares restructure plan

Board of Camping announces sale of properties

The Michigan Area United Methodist Board of Camping announces its plan to move into the future focused on three facilities.

A prayer for teachers and students

Students at home this spring

No one knew what was in store when students headed back to school in the fall of 2019. Pastor Dan Hart offers a prayer for education in Michigan during the season of COVID-19.

Take a cross walk with Jesus

Elizabeth and Lucy take a walk

In years past, Caledonia United Methodist Church hosted two special Holy Week activities. The need for physical-distancing prompted their pastor to design a new walk for Lent 2020.

Celebrating Easter at home

Easter egg hunt

Usually, Holy Week involves multiple trips to church for special activities. But this year we look forward to a Stay-at-Home-Easter. That doesn’t mean it can’t be glorious!