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Abuzz about bees and faith

Bees and honey in Liberia

“I never feel more connected to the earth and to God than when I’m surrounded by a million venomous insects,” says  Jay Williams about his relationship with bees.

Water, woods, and hospitality!

Hospitality at Lake Louise includes games.

What does hospitality look like in the great outdoors? It looks like water balloons, kayaks, cozy cabins, and a warm welcome from LLCC Director Neil Haney.

UMC’s future a hot topic

Future of UMC in question

As legislative proposals continue on hold, the future of The United Methodist Church has lately been the subject of statements and opinion pieces from across the globe.

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 between hope and optimism.

The angle of thankfulness

Seasons of life require courage and right angle.

Some trees on her walk through the neighborhood were a glory to behold. Colorful and straight. Then there was that slanted evergreen. Why was it growing at an angle?

Group hopes for new vision for UMC

New vision sought for UMC

An informal group, including two Michigan clergy, urges United Methodists to enter into prayerful conversations toward creation of a new vision for the denomination.

Why care of God’s creation matters

Child champions creation care

With the global headlines currently focused on the Climate Strike, the Rev. Jerry DeVine looks to his own back yard to consider the responsibility all Christians have for creation care.

Urgency needed around creation care

Two people look over garden

Everything from green-friendly investing to connecting with government officials was discussed at the recent 2019 United Methodist Creation Care Summit.

Art in the heart of Grand Rapids

artist with children

An Art Therapy studio, hosted by Leara Glinzak, is an extension of the ministry of Grand Rapids: First United Methodist Church. “My goal,” she says, “is to get people inspired and curious.” KAY DEMOSS Senior Content Editor, Michigan Conference What was it about the recent burning of Notre Dame Cathedral that touched the soul of… Continue Reading Art in the heart of Grand Rapids

Turtle miracle for Easter and Earth Day

Baby sea turtle

Two -newly-hatched turtles, Dot and Dash, set marine biologist pastor, Dottie Yunger, pondering the theological values behind Earth Day.