Messages & Audio Teachings

Fish: You feed them

Fish: You feed them

This past week, our non-profit submitted a proposal for funding to the Healthy Food Financing Initiative. Our proposal requested funding to support the purchase and renovation of a building to house a program we hope will help reduce food insecurity among Flint...

Grain: Sabbath connections

Grain: Sabbath connections

I love mornings. I refer to mornings as my holy time. For me, mornings are spent with God. One of my favorite activities is writing in my prayer journal. I'm very much a visual learner, and seeing words makes them come more alive to me than hearing them. This is my...

Quail: Hungry

Quail: Hungry

We’re blessed to have the Reverend Jeremy Peters of Court Street United Methodist Church offering our teaching for this Sunday. This article is a brief summary of the scripture that Pastor Jeremy plans to address and not necessarily a summary of the actual content. Be...

Stew: Turn “what” into a meal?

Stew: Turn “what” into a meal?

I was diagnosed with myopia shortly after I started High School. I noticed that I was having trouble reading what the teacher was writing on the chalkboard. Worse, I couldn't see the scoreboard from mid-court. So the coach had to yell out how much time was on the...

Coming up in Worship

Coming up in Worship

Feedflint hoop house ready for harvest … credit Asbury Farms The Season of Lent is a special time of year for the church. The diversity of ways in which churches around the world experience this season offers insight into the different ways that people experience the...

Fruit: the Lamb and the Lion

Fruit: the Lamb and the Lion

The separation of Church and state is just one of many battlegrounds that prompt public debate among legislators and persons who spend regular time in pews. For example, an opinion piece written by three professors at the University of Virginia School of Law claimed...

Interference: Riding on donkeys

Interference: Riding on donkeys

Anyone who has an email address or spends time on the internet knows that not all content is safe to download to your computer or phone. There is the risk that a download will install unwanted code on your device. Sometimes the unwanted code is just annoying. However,...

Daniel: the heat is on

Daniel: the heat is on

While reading parts of the Book of Daniel, I couldn't help but take a side trip to explore the song's background with the same name. The song Daniel was written by Bernie Taupin and put to music, and recorded by Elton John. The common name is apparently a coincidence....

Jesus movement: Power in weakness

Jesus movement: Power in weakness

This past week I attended a tribute to a friend and colleague, the later Rev. Alonzo Vincent. Born in Chicago in the 1940s, Rev. Vincent experienced life as a prophetic voice commissioned by God and as a black man. Speaker after speaker shared stories of admiration...