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The long, meandering trek

Moses starts a long journey from Egypt

The struggle for God’s justice may be long but, says the Rev. John Hice, “This is not an excuse to put it off and abide injustices for even a minute.” 

Owning the disaster of racism

agree to combat racism

The Rev. Benton Heisler lifts the mission of The Michigan Conference as a means of aligning attention and resources in the long-haul battle against racism.

Church is a place that matters

A place in the race at Brightmoore Aldersgate

Audrey Mangum, active at Brightmoor Aldersgate UMC, describes her experience in that place …”things we hold in our hearts wherever we go.”

New ministry model grows in Kalamazoo

New model of ministry coming to Portage Chapel Hill.

Portage Chapel Hill Church and Wesley in Kalamazoo are planting a staffing model to grow more disciples for Christ in the Kalamazoo area.

God is still there in our grieving

Butterfly stands for hope in midst of changes

The risk of spreading coronavirus has brought about many changes in daily life, including how people and their loved ones handle grieving together.

Let’s organize a search party

We must search for the lost sheep

The church, says Lay Leader Anne Soles, must make an intentional search for those “not there” as churches use electronic outreach during the pandemic. What other tools must we use?

You are enough

Is wearing a mask enough?

After six weeks of stay-at-home, many parents and children’s workers feel stretched thin. Rev. Kathy Pittenger offers reassurance saying, “You are enough.”

Confessions of an extrovert

An extrovert detests social distancing

Rev. John Boley, an extrovert, explores how the current pandemic is pushing the church to become something different. “Something powerful and faithful.

History, hope and healing

Hand offers hope of healing

The Rev. Benton Heisler looks to the Easter promise and  prays for the healing of our sin-sick souls in the midst of the COVID-19 health and economic crises.

Closed on Friday, connected on Sunday

Sunday in Wacousta UMC

On Friday, March 13, Bishop David Bard asked all Michigan churches in his care to be closed to in-person events. On Sunday, less than 48 hours later, congregations came together online.

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