Expressions of gratitude and thanks abound this holiday season

Expressions of gratitude and thanks abound this holiday season

Despite experiencing overwhelming challenges these past years, there are so many among us who are grateful for small blessings, and the joy that breaking bread and being together brings us over the holidays. This month, TheHUB celebrates the memories and food traditions we’re building together. Ashley Hamilton   Flint native and Peace Corps. volunteer Ashley […]

 Pastor Reginald Flynn feeds Flint’s transformation efforts

 Pastor Reginald Flynn feeds Flint’s transformation efforts

Pastor Reginald Flynn of Foss Avenue Baptist Church teaches a message that challenges members to play a big role in the church and in the community “We are a voice of Christ in the community by putting into action a holistic approach to ministry that rebuilds, and transforms lives spiritually, economically, politically and physically,” says […]

Angel Tree Christmas Party and Dinner to be held for children of incarcerated parents Dec. 20

Angel Tree Christmas Party and Dinner to be held for children of incarcerated parents Dec. 20

Christmas is a tough time for kids who have a parent in jail. They often feel alone and are depressed. To help alleviate some of those feeling and show the children they are loved, the Stacy Swimp Evangelistic Association and Metropolitan Baptist Tabernacle are partnering to reach out to children of the incarcerated and their families […]

Creating a cooperative growing environment in Flint

Creating a cooperative growing environment in Flint

The link between eating right and growing a more vibrant community is palpable, says Rev. Dr. Tommy McDoniel. Surround your environment with a garden plentiful in nutritious greens and fruits and good things happen. Eating habits start to change, resulting in improved health. You’re also more likely to invest time outdoors tending to that garden, […]

A Time to Give and Receive

A Time to Give and Receive

Evelyn Thompson had a knack for making family gatherings memorable. It didn’t matter that her modest, two-bedroom house in the north end lacked a valet outside, or a reservation desk in front of the dining room. When her grandson Phillip went to her house for holiday dinners it was a formal affair. The small size […]

Lessons from Malcolm X made Father Schmitter a champion of diversity, racial tolerance

Lessons from Malcolm X made Father Schmitter a champion of diversity, racial tolerance

Father Phillip Schmitter was born and raised in Mason, Michigan, a predominantly white rural town with a small Hispanic population of Mexican immigrants. He had not had any notable experience with black Americans until after graduating from high school. Then, in 1965, as a young seminary student in Cincinnati, Ohio, Schmitter had an encounter that […]