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How can I keep from singing?

Laurie Haller singing with her brother

“It’s breaking my heart,” says Bishop Laurie Haller. She explains that coronavirus makes choral singing “a super-spreader event.”

Hope for these cloudy days

Rainbow in a dark cloudy sky offers hope

As we move through the sixth month of life with coronavirus, we look to scripture, tradition, and experience for hope. Here are three questions to ask in these challenging times.

Living a life of trust

Trust between father and son

Rev. Glenn Wagner turns to scripture, history, and experience to describe the value of a life lived out of trust rather than deceit.

God is making things new

Butterfly symbolizes God is present

We live in challenging times, says the Rev. Scott Harmon. He encourages churches to be ready for transformation as they follow the Holy Spirit into the new thing that God is doing in our midst.

Blessing our e-learning devices

Girl with on of several learning devices

School supplies used to include simple things like rulers, pencils, and tablets made of paper. Now the tablets and devices are electronic. We are blessed to have such tools during this season of COVID-19.

Finding God at Motown Mission

Motown staff at NOAH Project

“I have these expectations that I want God to fill,” says Jacinta Kreiner. Her summer experience at Motown Mission required faith and patient waiting upon the Lord.

Michigan COAAM makes statement

COAAM celebrates global movement

COAAM, the Committee on African American Ministries of The Michigan Conference, celebrates the “continued movement toward change” taking place across the country and around the world.

Resources for a time of lament

Man in lament and grief

“A passionate expression of grief or sorrow.“ Christian tradition gives us the practice of lament. Here are resources to use in corporate worship, small groups, or individual prayer time.

‘Cut at the knot’ and other lessons

A knot on each hay bale in the wagon

As the word “essential” takes on daily meaning during the health crisis, the Rev. Benton Heisler recalls an early lesson taught in the barn by a knot in the twine.

7 tips for coping with COVID

Coping with life during crisis

“Discombobulating” is one word the Rev. Glenn Wagner uses to describe our current times. He then offers tips and tools for coping with the challenges of life in the shadow of COVID-19.