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Precious journal brings scholars together

Precious journal studied by Chris Momany

The DRF (Dialogue on Religion and Faith), a team of abolitionist scholars, recently gathered to study a journal written in 1839 by David Stedman Ingraham. The group includes Michigan pastor Chris Momany.

She showed up and did the job

She welcomes Bishop Bard to Metropolitan

She was the first African-American woman to be ordained an Elder in the Detroit Conference of The United Methodist Church. Meet the Rev. Janet Gaston Petty.

‘After the example of Christ’

Together in Christ

Glenn Wagner remembers a friend whose life-changing decision to love, after the example of Christ, remains a source of encouragement.

The challenges that face us

When facing challenges, get back in touch

By the Rev. Paul Perez, this month’s blog is part two of a series reflecting on the Michigan Conference’s Strategic Directions. It focuses on the missional and connectional challenges facing the conference.

Come, let us reason together

Reason together in a small group

Racism, division in the denomination, mission, vision, and inclusion are areas around which congregations can reason together says Bishop David Bard in this month’s Joyful Journey.

Jackie Robinson, man of faith

Jackie Robinson collage

Jackie Robinson prayed for strength and courage after many a Brooklyn Dodgers game. God answered his prayers and opened the door for future athletes.

New song for Michigan Conference

Paul Perez preaches about a new song on June 5, 2021

The Rev. Paul Perez shares four Strategic Directions from the Conference Leadership Council as well as missional and connectional challenges. “God is graciously inviting us to sing a new song,” he says.

Father prepares son for racial injustice

Father and son talk

The Rev. Dr. Byron Thomas, the senior pastor of Ben Hill United Methodist Church in Atlanta, calls on every white father to teach his children about racial injustice.

Book Study: Pioneer Black Clergywomen – Zoom

A study on the book, Pioneer Black Clergywomen, will be held online via Zoom each Thursday at 7 PM in the month of May (6, 13, 20, 27). Join us for a time of stories, discussion, and learning with special speakers such as Rev. Dr. Josephine Whitely-Fields and Rev. Dr. Tara Sutton. To register for the book… Continue Reading Book Study: Pioneer Black Clergywomen – Zoom

Book Study: Pioneer Black Clergywomen – Zoom

A study on the book, Pioneer Black Clergywomen, will be held online via Zoom each Thursday at 7 PM in the month of May (6, 13, 20, 27). Join us for a time of stories, discussion, and learning with special speakers such as Rev. Dr. Josephine Whitely-Fields and Rev. Dr. Tara Sutton. To register for the book… Continue Reading Book Study: Pioneer Black Clergywomen – Zoom