This is the first article in a new series, “For a time such as this.” The theme is based on Rev. Jennie Browne’s sermon at the 2019 Michigan Annual Conference.
Somedays life can seem like one huge grove of sour lemons. Then a friend provides a hug, and God bestows a blessing. That’s a recipe for the most delicious lemonade of life.
Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai chairs the UMC’s Connectional Table. She shares about rich connections she experienced at her home Annual Conference.
Rev. Anita Hahn, Superintendent of Northern Waters District, reflects on her life verse and the value of joy, patience and prayer. She encourages others to have a life verse, too.
Her experience of Lake Michigan Camp began in the 1980s. Part of the Jackson First UMC Family group since 2007, she looks forward to another summer.
Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey.
The Rev. John Boley takes a long look at our present day stress in church and world, through the lens of scripture, theology and history. He offers words of assurance and hope.
Michigan delegates and observers came together on Tuesday, a day of momentous decision, with a variety of emotions. For some it was the Fourth of July, for others Good Friday.
Born in one conference and serving in three others, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey’s roots and witness run deep in the North Central Jurisdiction.
With the 2019 General Conference now just six weeks away, Bishop David Bard offers The Michigan Area hope-filled New Year’s greetings and counsel.