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From foster parents to forever families

Rachael Porter and Rev. David Johnston served as foster parents.

First they became foster parents. Then they adopted. The relationships that started as a whirlwind grew into an awesome blessing.

Help care for the children of God!

Jack Amick, UMCOR exec, at US-Mexico border concerning relief for children

United Methodists are fulfilling their call to do service and advocacy giving relief to some of the world’s 68 million  displaced people, including children and families at the US-Mexico border. 

Help children leave detention now

People with heart shaped posters

The U.S. government is holding over 2,000 children in Homestead, FL. The Board of Church and Society suggests these steps.

Children’s Ministries at Annual Conference 2019

Children

Michigan Annual Conference 2019 Highlights for Children’s Ministries! Click on the links to be directed to more information about each topic. For more information or questions about Ministry with Children, Intergenerational Ministry, or Discipleship Pathways contact Kathy Pittenger.   Upcoming Events: June 11 – Reflections on the Intergenerate Conference (Zoom) 10:00am July 10 – Grand… Continue Reading Children’s Ministries at Annual Conference 2019

Ministry of the Month: Children

Loving ministry with children.

The website of The Michigan Conference has a large resource section full of creative and practical ideas, programs, and materials. This month we feature what’s available for ministry with children.

Bishop Bard blesses Michigan campers

Families at beach at Lakeview Camp

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. 

AC offering benefits Haiti’s children

Haitian mother and infant

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. 

Children’s Story Bibles

Children

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

Crisis and Trauma in Children

Children

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

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 kpittenger@michiganumc.org

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