Pastor Dillon Burns reflects on how you are never too young or too old for the Bible to teach you about the purpose and meaning of life.
Dylan Mulligan loves to build sandcastles. For this Georgia Sandman, his handiwork is “more than an activity I enjoyed. It became about taking that talent to glorify God.”
When the weight of life becomes too heavy, it is important to pause and simply inhale and exhale. “Just breathe.” says Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford. “Listen for God’s quiet voice in the stillness.”
“Faith is something that precedes an answer to a battle or a crisis,” says the Rev. Cornelius Davis, Jr. He calls us to praise our God, who is good even in challenging times.
It was not the typical Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination held on June 8. But the celebration that took place at Troy Historic Village confirmed, we ARE yet alive.
From June 3 to June 6, 2021, the Virtual Michigan Annual Conference traveled through a strange land toward a new day singing songs of joy, peace, justice, courage, and hope.
Worship is always a highlight at any session of the annual conference. When the focus is on, “Singing the Lord’s Song, to sing, preach, and pray are especially vital, even when online.
“We continue to traverse a new land and live in a strange time,” said Bishop David Bard in opening greetings to the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. He added, “In the grace of Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Spirit, may we learn once again how to sing the Lord’s song.”
Tania Dozeman shares some “random thoughts about the experience of a second career person’s journey toward ordination at the end of a pandemic as the UMC faces a split.”
Yoga is only one way of connecting with self. Whitney Simpson suggests practices that “help you more fully discover the person God created.”