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Confessions of an e-churcher

A preacher serving as an e-churcher

Accidental e-churcher, the Rev. Glenn Wagner, says, “For the sake of the gospel, we all need to figure out how to do church and community in a new way.”

Take a look into the MI-Health toolbox

Toolbox banner graphic

The Michigan Conference offers a Toolbox full of information and resources on how individuals and congregations can respond to COVID-19 in healthy ways.

Coping and caring through change

Hearts are caring during crisis

The Rev. Paul Perez says, “The good news is, church is never canceled.” He lists opportunities for caring and connecting with the vulnerable, including oneself.

Community outreach during COVID-19

Outreach programs like feeding the hungry

Concerning the precautions churches are taking around the spread of the coronavirus, here are things to keep in mind when doing ministry with the neighbors in your community.

Fresh Expressions ‘on their turf’

Fresh Expressions Dinner Church

It started in England and now is at work in the U.S. Fresh Expressions “takes the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.”

Albion president looks toward retirement

Albion Graduation 2016

Dr. Mauri Ditzler, president of Albion College, has spent six years connecting the school with the community and The UMC.

Food, tables, and God’s nature

Christmas table of food

Life Around the Table promotes a diet of Food that LAUGHS. How we eat either glorifies God or does not.

Why I take my kids to church

Children in church with their parents.

A busy mother talks about why she and her kids overcome the temptation to be “Mattress Methodists” on Sunday morning.

Faith among the fences

Girl peeking through picket fences

In our laity blog, Power in the Pew, Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles gives counsel from the gospel and a classic poem about navigating the walls and fences of life.

The dandelion lesson

Girl blowing a dandelion head

On a cross-country train trip, Anne Soles learns that ministry and Annual Conference are related to planting, one seed at a time, with a dandelion or two along the way. 

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