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Ministry in post-pandemic times

Ministry with children includes hands and heart

Faith formation is entering a new season as churches return to in-person activity. This Zoom session explores your questions about the return to vital ministry with children.

Faith on go against child hunger

This year they walk for hunger

More than half a million children in Michigan suffer from hunger and food insecurity. The 2021 Michigan Conference 5K is just the beginning of an initiative to help our kids in crisis.

Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Holy Week campaign reaches neighbors

The Michigan Conference is helping people across the state to find your church’s online worship during Holy Week. Now is the time to make sure the link to your virtual events is on the campaign listing.

Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

Creativity in faith formation

Use creativity for a fun Easter Egg event.

From Lent in a Box to how to reinvent your Easter Egg Hunt … these resources will send you on toward Holy Week with creativity. 

More Advent resources available

Advent journey to Bethlehem

Advent began on November 29. The Michigan Conference has produced new resources that will help your congregation on your virtual journey to Christmas Eve.

Overwhelmed, anxious, but hopeful

Hopeful child learning online

“There is nothing easy about this time,” says the Rev. Kathy Pittenger. Still, she remains hopeful as she offers families and leaders ideas and resources to take into the new school year.

You are enough

Is wearing a mask enough?

After six weeks of stay-at-home, many parents and children’s workers feel stretched thin. Rev. Kathy Pittenger offers reassurance saying, “You are enough.”

Engaging with Local Schools Webinar

Engaging with Local Schools Webinar Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00pm Led by Rev. Kathy Pittenger You can sign-up for either webinar here: https://michiganumc.org/engagewithschools/. An email will be sent to you about how to log in for the Zoom webinar.   Information about the workshop: This workshop will provide… Continue Reading Engaging with Local Schools Webinar

Engaging with Local Schools Webinar

Engaging with Local Schools Webinar Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at 10:00am Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 7:00pm Led by Rev. Kathy Pittenger You can sign-up for either webinar here: https://michiganumc.org/engagewithschools/. An email will be sent to you about how to log in for the Zoom webinar.   Information about the workshop: This workshop will provide… Continue Reading Engaging with Local Schools Webinar