Old Mills and New Ministries

Old Mills and New Ministries

Roger Parker grew up on a farm at the corner of Geddes and Dixboro, now the location of the Parker Mill County Park. He attended the University of Michigan and eventually studied to be a minister, serving many communities as a pastor in the United Methodist Church.

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Preparing the Way: Detours, Waterways, and Apple Orchards

Preparing the Way: Detours, Waterways, and Apple Orchards

Jack Frost was born in Texas, raised in the Saint Johns area, met his wife in Berrien County, and has now been part of the Dexter community for decades. He’s worked in soil conservation, surveying, traffic safety, and other areas of civil engineering. And he likes to sing.

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Spirituality in Native American Life

Spirituality in Native American Life

Thursday, April 25, 6:30–8:30pm. The diverse cultures of indigenous American peoples are rich with narratives of peace, beauty, triumph, and struggle. Learn more about the spiritual ideas and rituals that were part of some of those narratives.

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How Can I Keep from Singing?

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Jane Hewitt is all about family—and she has a large, musical family to celebrate. One of six children, Jane readily made up harmonies when singing with her siblings and still improvises today when singing with daughter Emily.

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Young, Old, and Chickens in Between

Young, Old, and Chickens in Between

Jackie Shock has owned her own school, volunteered hundred of hours to church and community, and headed up the Saint James Chicken Barbecue for a decade. Now retired, she wants to continue fostering a sense of belonging for everyone in the Saint James and Washtenaw communities.

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