Four sites will not open in 2019. Bishop David Bard pens a letter of encouragement and hope to those considering a summer-time experience at a United Methodist Campground in Michigan.
The 2019 Haiti Ingathering at The Michigan Annual Conference will support programs at Grace Children’s Hospital that offer care and create hope for thousands of families.
One important way to teach and pass on the foundations of the Christian faith are through stories in the Bible. But there are SO many to choose from! Here are a few that I recommend! Spark Story Bible – Great for ages 3-7, brightly colored illustrations, a wide-variety of 150 stories. The Bible may be… Continue Reading Children’s Story Bibles
The world can seem like a big and scary place. Yet again, we learn of more acts of horrible violence in Christchurch, New Zealand. Children may or may not know about this latest news of violence, but they practice lock-down drills and active shooter drills at school. They may hear things on the TV or… Continue Reading Crisis and Trauma in Children
Mid-Michigan Children & Youth Ministry Leaders Network Thursday, January 31 from 11am-1pm at University UMC, East Lansing. A place to network, share ideas, brainstorm, support, and encourage. Bring your lunch and ideas/questions for Lent and beyond. RSVP to Kathy Pittenger at email@example.com
Does your local church have a policy in place for protection of children, youth and vulnerable adults in your congregation? This template will help.
By: Rev. Kathy Pittenger Children’s Initiatives Coordinator The days and weeks leading up to Christmas can be very exciting for children. But there are children among us who also may be experiencing negative emotions. The “Blue Christmas” service is becoming more common among churches. The service is often on or near December 21st, the winter… Continue Reading Blue Christmas for Children
Santa Claus came to Flint and heard the holiday wishes of deaf and hard-of-hearing children using American Sign Language.
Every week the children of Ellendale UMC in Memphis, TN use their talents to produce bulletin covers that enhance worship.
Families often dread the frenetic race to Christmas. This new online resource keeps the focus on the coming of Christ.