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Youth ministry beyond Zoom fatigue

Youth connected with Bible and Zoom

“Zoom creates a sense of dread for many and can make even the best-planned activities fall flat.” Christy Miller-White offers alternatives.

Follow the way of love

Invited to love

Lent is a time to focus on spiritual disciplines. Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to intentional focus on the discipline of love through patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility.

Redeeming the season

Season of Prayer

Uncertain times present an opportunity for “redeeming the season,” says Bishop David Bard. He adds, “Redeeming the season remembers that we are involved in a long work.”

Picking the fruit of kindness

picking fruit

The Rev. Benton Heisler invites pastors and laity to stay focused on our common mission as we approach the Virtual 2020 Michigan Annual Conference.

‘What are you waiting for?’

Lighting and waiting

Advent begins again on December 1st. With wildfires, earthquakes, floods, and hurricanes leaving lives broken around the globe, Bishop David Bard invites all to consider a gift to Disaster Recovery. He asks, “What are you waiting for?”

A legacy of gratitude and generosity

A legacy of kindness and pie

In this season of thanksgiving, the Rev. Benton Heisler gives thanks for the legacy he has received from his farming family and his loving God. Grandmother’s poem shaped his life.

A greater justice

Jesus at the Last Supper

In this edition of Drinking the Cup, the Rev. John Boley takes a look at human kindness as the  root of true justice in the world.

Kindness is the new evangelism

Girl with plate of cookies.

Simple acts of kindness can counter the cultural narrative of meanness and be a powerful way for the church to connect with others.

The Joyful Journey

As Valentine’s Day approaches, Bishop David Bard reflects on the importance of gentle, wise and generous heart work.