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Let’s organize a search party

We must search for the lost sheep

The church, says Lay Leader Anne Soles, must make an intentional search for those “not there” as churches use electronic outreach during the pandemic. What other tools must we use?

Dillon and Buddy teach about love

Dillon and Buddy

Buddy is a rescue dog who knows love is not always easy. His human, the Rev. Dillon Burns, shares thoughts about Love and Dogs in this video devotional from Extraordinary Connection.

The power of love

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop Bard shares a Palm Sunday letter inviting United Methodists of the Michigan Area to a reflective Holy Week. No pandemic is as strong as the power of God’s love.

Ten ways to go deeper during Lent

Hands make cross for Lent

The followers of Jesus our now on that annual journey from Ash Wednesday toward Easter. Lent provides an opportunity to relate to God and others in new ways.

Facing into the future with courage

Manchester members took courage to share

Arriving in Manchester two years ago, Pastor Dillon Burns didn’t want “to shake the boat.” Now he and the congregation are finding the courage to engage in healthy conversations.

US-2s share love in Kalamazoo

US 2 Emily Burns on the grow in Kalamazoo

The first of two features introducing six Global Mission Fellows working in Michigan ministry settings. Meet the US-2s of Kalamazoo.

The power of love and compassion

DeeDee rescued through power of love

Love makes a difference. Rev. Elizabeth Hill, Superintendent of the Heritage District, talks about her family’s experience with rescue dogs.

Feeling the holiday tension

Tension over ugly sweaters

Family gatherings and traditions can sometimes cause tension. This pastor reminds us that Jesus was not without family baggage himself.

A song of hope for a crazy world

Song features a baby duck

Admitting that the times we live in can be terrifying, Bishop David Bard turns to a Country Western song and a poem to wish The Michigan Area a blessed Thanksgiving.

Embrace our hope in Jesus

Young people embracw

Embrace is an evangelism resource that equips Christ-followers to share their faith with confidence. It combines personal experience and six essential values. Training is Nov. 1-2 in Dexter.