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Making a case for our children’s spirituality

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Forming a deep spirituality is just as important to our children’s development as learning to read or grasping math equations, and the Michigan Conference is helping families and churches do… Continue Reading Making a case for our children’s spirituality

Is confirmation still important?

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What does confirmation look like for youth today? Rev. Christy Miller White says confirmation can be engaging and relevant, and she can assist in resourcing congregations to find the best… Continue Reading Is confirmation still important?

Out of the mouths of babes

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Rev. Margie Crawford encourages us to listen to the words of children in how they see the world and describe their faith.

Kids camp fills gap in West Branch

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West Branch: First UMC’s GAP Kids Camp supports families in the community by creating a fun, faith-filled experience for kids and building strong relationships within the community and beyond.

Summer mission interns make big splash

Mission interns serve Michigan camps

Five conference mission interns served this summer at United Methodist-affiliated camps as a way to explore potential mission and ministry careers.

Preparing for faith formation this fall

Is your congregation ready for faith formation this fall? Rev. Kathy Pittenger provides a variety of resources to assist your leaders.

Make Saving Grace an adult study choice

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Michigan congregations should consider offering this six-session course which connects faith and money through biblical teaching, Wesleyan insight, and basic financial practices.

Campus ministries support faithful living

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Eight Wesley campus ministries throughout Michigan provide a nurturing space for young adults to make important faith connections.

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Advice from a coach applies to 5k runners and all members of conference

Three phrases from a high school track coach have stuck with Paul Perez over the years. Here’s how they apply to the Michigan Annual Conference.

Rhythms of Grace – Faith Formation Leaders Day of Self Care – Redeemer UMC, Dewitt

Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” Continue Reading Rhythms of Grace – Faith Formation Leaders Day of Self Care – Redeemer UMC, Dewitt

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