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Your plan or God’s plan?

Making a plan

As she graduates from college and prepares for the next phase of her journey, Madison Myers asks, “Do you believe there’s a plan for your life?”

Camp was ‘a place of hellos’

Crystal Springs Fire Bowl

Mark Einselen served on the staff at Crystal Springs Camp from 2007-2011. He reflects on the history of the place and future hope.

Re-founding Methodist movement in Michigan

Re-founding involves sowing

Part three on Strategic Directions of The Michigan Conference. Rev. Paul Perez shares the Vision Statement behind the Strategic Directions: “re-founding a Methodist movement through new ministries in new communities.”

Following Jesus is a journey

Journey of more than one way

Joseph Yoo was 23-years-old when he discovered, “My parents and family were all just road marks letting me know what God was attempting to do.” That was the awakening moment of his personal journey of faith.

The Bible keeps us learning

Bible for young and old

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.

Building sandcastles, sharing faith

Sandcastles offer an chance to share faith

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.”

Take some time to just breathe

Inhale. Exhale. Breathe.

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.”

Praise to God comes first

Man giving praise for new day

“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.

Clergy asked, ‘And are you still alive?’

Alive In Christ. Tania Dozeman ordained Elder.

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.

Psalms alive at AC 2021

Conference teacher and preacher Rev. Dr. Cynthia Wilson

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.