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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.