What is your dry bones story, and will you share it? Rev. Brian West says it’s worth the risk, and someone needs you to take the leap.
Reminded of the death of a dear friend, Sondra Willobee reflects on what her friend taught her about meeting grief with grace and courage while waiting for peace to come.
This pastoral letter from the Connectional Ministries Team Staff offers a prayer of lament along with the names of the local pastors, clergy, and churches within the Michigan Conference leaving… Continue Reading A pastoral letter to laity
How do we begin to heal our nation’s brokenness? Cheryl Bistayi ponders what might happen if we worked together to find solutions rather than shouting at the problems.
Ash Wednesday is a chance for Christians to reflect on how our practices of faith can become gestures of love and inclusion, bringing hope and healing.
Members of a growing Michigan Conference Contemplative Cohort invite you to spend Fridays in Advent exploring a form of contemplative prayer. This week, Rev. Paul Reissmann encourages us to find… Continue Reading Brokenness transformed into joy
“The church should be inviting and safe for people to come as they are,” says Alan Whitley. Mental health and faith belong together.
A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.
“We are faced with the real challenge of seeking to love our neighbor as ourselves,” says the Rev. Paul Perez as the country moves into the future following the love… Continue Reading Let the love of Jesus rule
“Outwardly, the kids looked as happy and carefree as ever!” says the Rev. Dr. Leanne Hadley. She adds that children are good at masking their feelings and offers a healing… Continue Reading Helping kids through stressful times