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Rev. Dr. Richard A. Selleck

The Rev. Dr. Richard Arlan Selleck, born in Breckenridge, Michigan on December 21, 1929, died peacefully of natural causes, on December 29th, 2020, at the Clark Community Home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, a week and a day after his 91st birthday. As a young man, Richard moved from Breckenridge, with his parents, to Lansing and… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Richard A. Selleck

Rev. Dr. Donald B. Strobe

‘If you would comfort me, sing me a lullaby; If you would win my heart, sing me a love song; If you would mourn me and bring me to God; Sing me a requiem, Sing me to heaven.” -Daniel Gawthorp “In My Father’s House….”  The Rev. Dr. Donald B. Strobe, Michigan Conference Retired Elder, entered… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Donald B. Strobe

Margaret A. Ball

Margaret Ball passed away peacefully on Thursday October 15, 2020 surrounded by the love of her family. Born in Snover, Michigan on May 7, 1937 to Norma and Fred Hirsch, Margaret spent her youth in the Thumb. Active in 4H and the marching band, Margaret was most known for her skills as a majorette and… Continue Reading Margaret A. Ball

VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview – Zoom (online)

Join others, both seasoned and new VBS leaders, to share best practices, creative ideas, and prayer. Mike Morley, the Michigan Cokesbury Representative, will have several of the 2020 kits to preview and, if you wish, place your VBS materials order with discounts. There are three options to fit your schedule: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Georgetown… Continue Reading VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview – Zoom (online)

VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

Join others, both seasoned and new VBS leaders, to share best practices, creative ideas, and prayer. Mike Morley, the Michigan Cokesbury Representative, will have several of the 2020 kits to preview and, if you wish, place your VBS materials order with discounts. There are three options to fit your schedule: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Georgetown… Continue Reading VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

Join others, both seasoned and new VBS leaders, to share best practices, creative ideas, and prayer. Mike Morley, the Michigan Cokesbury Representative, will have several of the 2020 kits to preview and, if you wish, place your VBS materials order with discounts. There are three options to fit your schedule: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Georgetown… Continue Reading VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

Rev. John L. Andrews

Rev. John Leon Andrews died peacefully at his home in Grand Rapids, Michigan, on January 20, 2020. He was born February 3, 1929, in Superior, Wisconsin, to the late John and Julia (Pedersen) Andrews. He was 90 years old.   After graduating from Superior Central High School, Superior, Wisconsin, Leon went on to study at… Continue Reading Rev. John L. Andrews

Alex says, ‘We’ve got this!’

Alex Gillett of JFON-Grand Rapids

This is the second in a series of stories about Justice For Our Neighbors – Michigan. This week we feature the Grand Rapids site, the first JFON office opened in Michigan.

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw The Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw, age 85, of Grand Rapids, passed away Thursday, September 5, 2019 at Clark on Keller Lake.  He was born in Albany, NY on June 2, 1934.  Ken attended Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, DC.  He retired from Kalamazoo First UMC in 2000, after 42 years in… Continue Reading Rev. Kenneth D. McCaw

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod

Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod Rev. Dr. Charles “Chuck” Garrod passed away on Thursday, July 25 at Clark Retirement Community in Grand Rapids, MI at the age of 89.  He was born October 7, 1929 to Fred and Edith Garrod in Lawrence, MI.  His family was very involved in the Lawrence United Methodist Church, and… Continue Reading Rev. Dr. Charles F. Garrod