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Her passion is Christian education

Christian education happens at home.

When it comes to Christian education, relationships are more important than the curriculum’s content, says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for The Michigan Conference.

Resources for your Lenten journey

Resources include Bible study

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative resources for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

Creativity in faith formation

Use creativity for a fun Easter Egg event.

From Lent in a Box to how to reinvent your Easter Egg Hunt … these resources will send you on toward Holy Week with creativity. 

Conference offers Lenten resources

Lenten prayer

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative activities for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

A look back at 2020

2020 flood

This month-by-month review of 2020 in The Michigan Conference reports many challenges of COVID-19. It also tells the story of how God’s people met those challenges with determination and grace.

Move over COVID, Christmas is coming!

Drive through events tell the Christmas story.

Christmas will be different this year for churches, individuals, and families. While some traditions must be put on hold, new activities are telling and sharing the story of Jesus’ birth.

Anti-Racism Working Group formed

Anti-Racism resources for Michigan Conference

 A group named by Bishop Bard will focus on anti-bias and anti-racism, “an essential part of our journey with Jesus.”

Focus on hope this Advent

Christmas angel offering hope

This Advent “We have the opportunity to show people ritual tradition, and, most of all, hope,” says Kathy Pittenger, Coordinator of Children’s Initiatives for the Michigan Conference.

Celebrating Hispanic/Latino heritage

Family worship part of Sonya Luna's heritage.

Sonya Luna celebrates her own growing up and encourages others to participate in Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month.

Fresh recipes and resources for laity

Fresh ingredients for recipes

Conference Lay Leader Annette Erbes finds home delivery meal kits and recipes offer important lessons for ministry during the time of pandemic.