Tips to Spot Scammers

Tips for spotting a scam By Barry Trantham, East Winds District Finance Committee Chair   Pretends to be someone you know. Scammers often pretend to be contacting you from the IRS or Social Security Administration, or from a company you’re familiar with like your bank.  They might make up a name that sounds official or… Continue Reading Tips to Spot Scammers

East Winds District Lenten Mission Project

February 14th thru March 31st Lets find a way through this time of Lent to show our appreciation for the heroic jobs that they do day in and day out. (Firefighters, Paramedics, Law Enforcement (state & local), EMT’s, 911 & Police Dispatchers, Air Med Flight Crews, Chaplains) Ways you can do this: Honor Breakfast,  Honor… Continue Reading East Winds District Lenten Mission Project

Puzzler’s Corner: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

Puzzler’s Corner                                                                                                       Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8 “I Love It When A Plan Comes Together.” This famous quote is attributed to John Hannibal Smith, the leader of a fictional team of do-gooders who seek to wipe out injustice as they stay one step ahead of the law.  The t. v. show that coined the phrase had a… Continue Reading Puzzler’s Corner: I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

The Lord Be With You

“The Lord Be With You”   I learned late Tuesday afternoon that the jury reached a guilty verdict in the case of Jennifer Crumbley.  I struggle with trying to find the right words to comfort the families that have had to relive that day over the last several weeks. And it is possible that people… Continue Reading The Lord Be With You

Readers to Leaders Invitation

As members of Christ’s family we are called to support our sisters and brothers in need, whether they are living in our community or are living in other nations.  At the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference, Rev. Jon Reynolds and Lisa Batten, Associate Director of Connectional Ministries, invited each faith community in the Conference to help… Continue Reading Readers to Leaders Invitation

Puzzling Through: Just A Slice

               On Sunday November 5th, the Buffalo Bills and Cincinnati Bengals met in their first NFL game following Damar Hamlin’s collapse on the field in January.  After what looked like a routine play by both teams, Damar stood up and then fell.  Medical personnel began caring for him immediately, and after he was stabilized, he… Continue Reading Puzzling Through: Just A Slice

Puzzling Through, A Few More Thoughts

First, I want to thank everyone who was able to attend the District Conference on Saturday, November 4, 2023. Whether you were with us in person or in spirit, it was wonderful to spend some time in fellowship, sharing a meal and planting seeds for our future.                I especially want to express my gratitude… Continue Reading Puzzling Through, A Few More Thoughts

After The Storm

When disaster strikes who is there to help? We Are! Let us learn more about the new program birthed by the Michigan Annual Conference called: After the Storm. We pray that a natural disaster will never happen to us and that it never happens to those we love. Yet, as we hear on the news… Continue Reading After The Storm

Meet the Board of Church Location and Building Chair

By Bob Wyatt The Board of Location & Building is charged by our discipline to review local church plans to buy or sell property, buy, lease or sell buildings or remodel a building when the cost of remodeling exceeds 25% of the value of the building.  The board also is required to review new construction… Continue Reading Meet the Board of Church Location and Building Chair

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