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God told Pickford, ‘Just do it!’

Pickford students enjoy a ride in the van

The people in almost every United Methodist congregation say, “We need kids!” Pickford UMC is growing because they love children and understand that kids need them.

Costumes for Kiddos a treat

Children in Halloween costumes

The question of the season is, “What are you going to be for Halloween?” Costumes for Kiddos is a ministry that provides an answer for some families in the neighborhood.  

Good reads share faith with children

Share faith with young children

Parents and grandparents develop a child’s journey with God as they share words of faith. Start early with these books.

Team partners with Safe Gatherings

Heart and hands for safe care

An online abuse prevention program through Safe Gatherings is now open for application and training as an authorized care provider in The Michigan Conference.

Portia’s wheelchair makes dreams come true

Portia, a girl whose wheelchair gave her mobility

Bishop of the United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe calls the hand-pedaled wheelchair the “rise up and walk” of our time. He celebrates the gift that helps 11-year-old Portia achieve her life goals.

Campers find frogs and Jesus

Campers and counselors at camp

Does camping change lives? Yes, you bet! Hear comments from some of the 1,100 campers who spent summer weeks together at one of the five great United Methodist camp and retreat centers in Michigan.

GAP volunteers serve West Branch

children interact with older adults at GAP

GAP (God’s Awesome People) is a summer program for kids hosted at West Branch UMC. Looking ahead to GAP 2020 … can a volunteer team from your church come and lend a hand?

Why I take my kids to church

Children in church with their parents.

A busy mother talks about why she and her kids overcome the temptation to be “Mattress Methodists” on Sunday morning.

Seeing differently

Pastor seeing and greeting children and parents at the border

Bishop David Bard asks God to give everyone new eyes; eyes for seeing beyond racism to respond to parents and their children at the U.S.-Mexico border in a new light.

Send them back to school with love

Children back to school classrooms

September is coming! What are ways your congregation can be a blessing to teachers and students during the year ahead?

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