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Time for spiritual decluttering

We accumulate spiritual clutter

Every so often you declutter the junk drawer, the basement, or the garage. How about taking time at the start of the new year to declutter your spiritual life?

Bishop calls for prayer

Bishop Bard considers strategies for pandmic response

“There will be time for analysis and thoughtful debate later,” said Bishop David Bard. “Right now … what is needed is prayer.”

Pondering with Mary

Icon of Mary and Jesus

Mary lived in traumatic times and so do we. The Rev. Paul Perez suggests that her contemplative practices in the days before Jesus’ birth might work well for us, too.

Our missionary tells his story

Missionary in Cameroon

He heard a call to become a missionary during a prayer session in seminary. Nkemba and Mbwizu Ndjungu have since served the Lord in Africa and Central America.

Prayer provides spiritual connection

Prayer time at home

Since late March, members of Grosse Pointe UMC have spent 8 am to 8 pm each Saturday in prayer. Said one, “I feel a sense of peace.”

Being church in the wilderness

prayer for church

“No one has ever done this before,” says the Rev. John Harnish. He offers a prayer for pastors struggling with the complexities of church in a pandemic.

Midwest District Conference

The Midwest District 2020 Conference is Saturday, October 17 beginning at 10am. Questions? Please contact Liz in the Midwest District Office 616.459.4503. Pre-registration is now closed. Please click HERE for a Zoom webinar registration link to attend and vote during Saturday’s Midwest District Conference! Agenda 2021 Midwest District Leadership 2021 Midwest District Budget  

Keep the embers burning

Faith and friendship burning around campfire

Does the chaos of these COVID-days have a cooling impact on your faith? Rev. LuAnn Rourke, Heritage District Superintendent, encourages you to keep the embers burning through prayer.

Group hopes for new vision for UMC

New vision sought for UMC

An informal group, including two Michigan clergy, urges United Methodists to enter into prayerful conversations toward creation of a new vision for the denomination.

A psalm and a blessing

Blessing of Bible and coffee

Psalm 139 helps Chaplain Jan Johnson express her experience blessing families in the “COVID-19 wilderness” of Mercy Hospital in Muskegon.