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No! We are NOT able!

Lewis and Clark were able to reach the west coast in two years.

The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Browne reflects on the hymn, “Are Ye Able,” and concludes, “I don’t feel able … certainly not by myself.”

God’s dream for no gun violence

No gun in the peaceable kingdom

The prophet Isaiah celebrates God’s vision for peace. The Rev. Glenn Wagner contrasts that with the “seemingly endless cycle of gun violence in the U.S. “

Deacon engages volunteers in mission

Deacon Sue Pethoud with kits

Deacon Sue Pethoud serves as the Church and Community Relations Liaison for Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Her biggest joy is coordinating thousands of volunteers who come to the city to serve.

Now is the time for some new beginnings

New beginnings for tomato plants

The Bible says that great beginnings don’t just happen. Here are examples of how pastors and laity have partnered with God to do the cultivation needed to nurture new life.

God is there in every sip

God comes in the morning

A memory from summer camp prompts Madison Myers to adopt a daily spiritual discipline. She invites God to be with her whenever she enjoys each hot cup of coffee.

Lake Michigan welcomes new director

Erik Bengston is new director of Lake Michigan Camp and Retreat

Erik Bengston, new site director at Lake Michigan Camp & Retreat, is excited about the endless opportunities to nurture faith and grow community.

COVID challenges test their faith

Bible holds hope in COVID times

This is the inspiring story of how the faith of four lay servants in southeast Michigan helped them cope with and manage COVID. 

Holding it together

Strands of rope holding together

In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop Bard considers what scripture, poets, and everyday experience reveal about the challenges of holding it together.

Claiming the power of song

Song is important at General Conference

Sermons are powerful but words combined with a melody “stick with us,” says Zebulon M. Highben, director of  Music at Duke University Chapel. What’s a song that sticks with you?

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.