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Jesus proved every life is a ministry

Ministry opportunities around the world

James Kang, writing for Rethink Church, says now is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to embrace the idea that ministry can happen with “a congregation of one.”

Stepping boldly through change

Move into change

Change happens. The Rev. Scott Harmon looks at changes at Camp Michigamme, in the Church, and in his life. His trust in God gives him hope.

Faith to hang on and keep going

In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard shares about a squirrel hanging onto a branch in the wind. It reminds him how faith and trust in Christ hold us… Continue Reading Faith to hang on and keep going

In lament of all this nation’s violence

Violence creates grief

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue shares a lesson from Liberia’s history and calls the Church to action against the increasing violence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in the United States.

Blizzard, winter, or ice age?

Winter in Michigan

Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis describes the church’s response to COVID-19 through the lens of a book, “Leading Beyond the Blizzard.” We must seek a vision for a “post- ice age”… Continue Reading Blizzard, winter, or ice age?

Finding hope in the darkness

Candle of Hope

“When the time is the darkest, that is when the light of hope is the strongest,” says the Rev. John Boley. Advent 2020 is time to reflect on the difference… Continue Reading Finding hope in the darkness

Hard realities and beautiful dreams

Light shines on dreams

We may be exhausted, but United Methodists can still dream dreams of new life.  The Rev. Paul Perez, new Director of Connectional Ministry for The Michigan Conference, offers hope.

Liberian women rise above COVID

Women in UMW project in Liberia

UMW in Liberia is training women to make soaps and sanitary pads to generate income and provide needed products in rural villages. 

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… Continue Reading When things in life are different

Time to wade into the waves

Man wading in waves

Ten years ago the Heisler family spent time in the waves of Lake Michigan. Much has changed but individuals and congregations continue to ride the waves of change. “Put on… Continue Reading Time to wade into the waves

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