You’re invited to join us
Rev. Margie Crawford reminisces about what Thanksgiving meals were like growing up and what made them so special.
5 stewardship lessons from a homecoming
On a not-so-good visit to the church where he grew up, Ken Sloane learns a few things about hospitality and stewardship and shares them.
Michigan to welcome 1,600 Afghans soon
Afghan refugees have started to arrive in Michigan. Churches are encouraged to become sponsors, offering a warm welcome and support. Here’s how to begin.
Hospitality worthy of gold medals
Glenn Wagner shares the life-changing impact of hospitality as taught in the Bible and experienced in real life. How can you share the gift of hospitality?
Water, woods, and hospitality!
What does hospitality look like in the great outdoors? It looks like water balloons, kayaks, cozy cabins, and a warm welcome from LLCC Director Neil Haney.
The power of love and compassion
Love makes a difference. Rev. Elizabeth Hill, Superintendent of the Heritage District, talks about her family’s experience with rescue dogs.
Recovery from wildfires takes love
United Methodist responses to the annual wildfires in California include immediate help and longer-term efforts to tend to the needs of those who’ve been through traumatic events.
Please don’t invite me to coffee hour
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
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… Continue Reading Poet shares psalm about sanctuary
Power in the pew
Michigan Conference Lay Leader Anne Soles explores the complexities of how The United Methodist Church can make connections with today’s seekers.