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Your plan or God’s plan?

Making a plan

As she graduates from college and prepares for the next phase of her journey, Madison Myers asks, “Do you believe there’s a plan for your life?”

Deaconess ‘walks with’ young people

Deaconess Amanda Mountain supervises these Motown volunteers

Deaconess Amanda Mountain discerned her gifts for ministry. Pentecost is a time when everyone can pause and do just that.

Bishop calls all to the table

President Bishop calls UMC to the table

The United Methodist Council of Bishops is meeting online April 26-30. Council President Cynthia Fierro Harvey’s opening sermon highlighted the image of the family table that brings people together in conversation.

Deaconess serves in downtown Detroit

Deaconess Anne Hillman assists in worship

Deaconess Anne Hillman is in ministry on the staff at Detroit Central UMC. She is one of four deaconesses currently serving in the Michigan Conference. 

The past is a present … open it!

Look to sacred past

With the pandemic in mind, Juanita Joiner shares memories of the past and kind words in the present. She believes the most important gift is connecting with friends, family, and God. 

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.

Bishop reflects on season of Lent

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

In this video message, Bishop David Bard looks back on the past year marked by the pandemic. ” While Lent is a time to acknowledge loss, he shifts the focus to the disciplines of love.

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.

COVID vaccine and faith in Jesus

Vaccine for senior man

The world rejoiced when pharmaceutical companies announced the shipment of the COVID vaccine. Rev. Glenn Wagner celebrates and turns his attention to other great afflictions.

Living in the harbor of faith

Take your fear to the harbor of faith

Ryan Dunn tells the story of John Wesley’s voyage with the Moravians and what they taught him about faith and dealing with fear.