Every church thinks of itself as friendly. And, for the most part, they are friendly. When you visit a few, though, you’ll quickly learn that not many of these friendly churches are truly hospitable. When it comes to modern church-shoppers, friendly just doesn’t cut... Read More
Right in the middle of the season we call Lent, the six weeks of quiet and reflection, there’s one week that doesn’t look like the others.
Deck the halls! It’s time for Christmas decorations! A wonderful team of folks led by Emily Baker worked hard last Sunday to get your church in the holiday spirit. At home, we all have some sort of decoration ritual. For Colleen and me, it’s about making some mulled... Read More
Dear Friends, After 12 years of ministry, and 8 years as a candidate, it’s going to be official! Woohoo! Next weekend, at the Annual Conference of the Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church (say that 10 times fast), I’m getting ordained! But what does that mean?... Read More
Making Christ’s love real, that’s why Royal Oak First exists. Our purpose is to help people experience real love, build real friendships, and make a real difference. That means that we want everyone who shows up for worship to feel the life-changing, no-holds-barred... Read More