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How faith builds your resilience skills

Faith and resilience are partners in the life of the Christian.

Ryan Dunn writes on the relationship between our Christian faith and resilience when facing adversity and stress. RYAN DUNN Rethink Church We all know resilience is a necessity for bouncing… Continue Reading How faith builds your resilience skills

William Cleland

From: Central Bay District — Owendale/Kilmanagh UMCs … To: Central Bay District — Hope/Edenville/Dale UMCs.  This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

It’s April. One more, once!

April crocus in the snow

Remembering Count Basie’s jazz tune, Bishop David Bard reflects on the unpredictable April weather and the eternal promise of Easter.

Rising above COVID with hope

Easter triumphs over COIVID

Whether pandemic or endemic at this point, after two years, COVID leaves church leaders with challenges and opportunities. The third in a four-part series.

Pastors face another COVID new year

Pastors try new approaches

Michigan pastors see signs of hope even as the pandemic hangs on. Centered in Christ, they are partnering with laypersons in their congregations to “build a new kind of church.”

Path to real hope during Omicron

Vaccinate for Omicron safety

The COVID pandemic is approaching its two-year anniversary. Bishop David Bard offers suggestions churches might consider during the Omicron surge.

A holy season full of surprises

Greetings of the season from Bishop Bard

In this year’s Advent message, Bishop David Bard notes that some surprises are bad. But he adds we can also expect to be surprised by God’s joy, hope, and love… Continue Reading A holy season full of surprises

Wisdom for living in these times

Sunny times

“We don’t choose the times; the times choose us,” says the Rev. Jack Harnish. However, we can at all times “strive to live and work for the kingdom of God.”

Ten ways baseball is like church

Baseball diamon

“Most of us,” says Ryan Dunn, “are in a process of making sense of the mysteries of faith… and baseball.” Here are how the two compare.

Patrick Poag

From: Retirement … To: Central Bay District — Hope/Edenville/Dale UMCs. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2021.

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