September 24, 1939 – May 29, 2023 Pastor John Ritter Jr., 84, of Levering, passed away on May 29, 2023, at his home with family by his side. He joined… Continue Reading John Ritter Jr.
Nearing retirement, Rev. John Hice reflects on his hope-filled seminary days, the challenging intervening years, and how he’s kept his ministry focus on Christ.
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.
December 7, 1932 – February 19, 2023 The Reverend James Edward Fox, 90, of Hastings, Michigan, formerly of Three Oaks, died peacefully Sunday, February 19, 2023 in the comfort of… Continue Reading James E. Fox
Rev. Jerry DeVine encourages us, despite the cobwebs and sorrows of denominational divisions, to embrace the new things God is doing in the church and get to work.
Sometimes we feel like a spiritual refugee, a stranger in a strange land, and do not know what to do. Sondra Willobee points to Psalm 137 as a perfect song… Continue Reading Singing the Lord’s song in a strange land
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
From: Central Bay District — Owendale/Kilmanagh UMCs … To: Central Bay District — Hope/Edenville/Dale UMCs. This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2022.
Remembering Count Basie’s jazz tune, Bishop David Bard reflects on the unpredictable April weather and the eternal promise of Easter.
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.