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God’s people wear big ears

Man with ears open

The Rev. John Hice, superintendent of The East Winds District, recalls words of wisdom from Bishop Ivan Abrahams, spoken in 2007. “I hope that the churches will have big ears.” Listening is still important today.

East Winds’ profiles in courage

Croswell thanks police officers.

This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about the bravery of the East Winds District.

The long, meandering trek

Moses starts a long journey from Egypt

The struggle for God’s justice may be long but, says the Rev. John Hice, “This is not an excuse to put it off and abide injustices for even a minute.” 

District Dialogue: collateral damage

Heart showing damage of division

Collateral damage — harm to untargeted others — may be a real consequence if the pending divide takes place in The United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Hice reflects on what has happened in the past.

Michigan VIMs assist Puerto Rico

East Winds men with Puerto Rican leaders

  A 7-member team organized by The East Winds District left Michigan and served in Puerto Rico for a week in January. They now see the world with new eyes.

Hice to serve as the Crossroads D.S.

FEBRUARY 29, 2016; LANSING MI:  Today, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey announced that the Rev. John Hice will serve as the new District Superintendent for the Crossroads District, effective July 1, 2016.