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Advent Offering shines light

Light enters life through prayer.

Advent begins Dec. 1. Bishop Bard reminds us God’s promised light is coming into the world through Christ once again. Help dispel the darkness with a gift to Disaster Recovery.


Michigan Area

At Advent, we proclaim that God’s light has shone in the darkness, and is not overcome by that darkness, no matter its depth and that this light will come again and again.

At Advent, we tell the story in Luke of one whose birth was greeted with the proclamation, “Peace on earth, goodwill toward all.”

Live in the light. Work for peace. Embody goodwill. Do justice. Love kindness. We may need to wait from time to time to determine how best to do justice, how most adequately to embody kindness, but then we hear the question, “What are you waiting for?”

I hope you have a blessed Advent and Christmas. May God’s light in Jesus warm you within and surround you without. May you be blessed and may you bless others. One way I hope you seek to love kindness and be a blessing is through contributing to this year’s Bishop’s Advent Offering which will again be dedicated to disaster relief, here in Michigan, in the United States, and throughout the world. Thank you for considering a gift to this special effort.

Blessed Advent. Joyous Christmas. Thank you.

Click here for a pdf bulletin insert of Bishop Bard’s message. If your gift is made by check, please indicate “Bishop’s Advent Appeal ” in the memo line. Click here to make a contribution online.

Last Updated on September 20, 2022

The Michigan Conference