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Musician keeps heritage alive

Musician James Story at piano

Since his great-grandmother’s funeral, musician James W. Story’ mission has been to keep African American spirituals relevant for future generations.

A gift of offertory prayers

David Bell writes offertory prayers

Bless your congregation’s gifts with offertory prayers provided by the Rev. David Bell and the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan.

Seeing is believing

Seeing classic art like this mosaic in Israel

People learn in different ways. Glenn Wagner, a visual learner, talks about seeing many powerful ways that faith comes alive as he visits United Methodist churches across Michigan.

Why I take my kids to church

Children in church with their parents.

A busy mother talks about why she and her kids overcome the temptation to be “Mattress Methodists” on Sunday morning.

Beyond friendly to hospitable

Children's Moment at Royal Oak First UMC

“Not many friendly churches are truly hospitable,” says Caleb Williams. “When it comes to modern church-shoppers, friendly doesn’t cut it anymore.”

Hymn chosen best of all time

Girl singing hymn

Over 800 music lovers recently participated in an online survey conducted by the Hymn Society of the U.S. and Canada. See the full bracket of well-loved hymns.

New United Methodist Hymnal on hold

Hand holding hymnal

A new United Methodist Hymnal is on hold, given debates about the denomination’s future. But a new Worship Resources collection is being planned .

Hey! Where’s my pastor?

Worshipers at the 2018 Annual Conference

Your pastor not in the church office? He or she is up north in Acme, Michigan participating in The Michigan Annual Conference. 

Annual Conference materials online

Greeters at Grand Traverse Resort for 2019 Michigan Conference

The Michigan Annual Conference will convene next week in Acme, Michigan. Find all you need to follow the action that takes place May 30 – June 2.

Follow up with Easter Sunday visitors

Sunday visitors to worship

ResourceUMC.org website is filled with resources for ministry and mission like these tips for after-Easter outreach to your holiday guests.

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