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Please don’t invite me to coffee hour

Coffee cup

Every church has them but not every church makes coffee hour a welcome place for visitors. John Harnish offers comments.

Poet shares psalm about sanctuary

immigrant man and son seek sanctuary in Catholic Church in McAllen TX

Jack Amick considers what it might be like to live inside the four walls of a church in search of safety and hope as Texas bishops call for a solution at the border. 

The Art of Radical Hospitality Conference / Empowered: A Model of Care Conference

  The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection Opens Registration for Two Conferences April 4 – 5   LEAWOOD, KS – The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection is excited to announce registration is now open for two conferences hosted by ShareChurch Conferences on April 4 – 5, 2019. Participants may select to attend either The Art of Radical Hospitality Conference or… Continue Reading The Art of Radical Hospitality Conference / Empowered: A Model of Care Conference

Power in the pew

Hands of many colors coming together

  Michigan Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles explores the complexities of how The United Methodist Church can make connections with today’s seekers.

Time to update Find-a-Church

Schoolcraft United Methodist Church

Find-a-Church is a resource that helps people in your community connect with you. Is your Church Profile up to date? Learn how to enhance your visibility online.

Heritage District dialogue

District Superintendent Elizabeth Hill serves Communion

At the beginning of a new year, the superintendent of the Heritage District finds ancient wisdom about community to be good counsel for Michigan disciples.

The art of Christmas greeting

Greeter giving a woman a warm hug.

  Signs, children’s decorations, and spontaneity. We’ve taken the best ideas from research and experiences to create a welcoming check list this Christmas season.

UMC steps up after earthquake

Three Alaska residents who sought refuge in a United Methodist Church after the recent earthquake.

St. John’s UMC in Anchorage, Alaska became a temporary shelter for 46 residents of Karluk Manor after the earthquake knocked out power and water to the facility.

Sending signals of unwelcome

Mat that says "Unwelcome"

What are the fourteen obstacles that can make some people bypass your church or not return after their first visit? Eric Seiberling provides a checklist.

Seekers looking for community

United Methodist Communications releases findings of recent Barna survey of spiritual seekers.

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