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Sitting at a window lens

Window full of flowers

People have choices to make during this time of physical distancing. Naomi Garcia chooses to go to her window to experience an early-morning time of discovery and rest.

The power of love

Bishop Bard speaks of the power of God's love

Bishop Bard shares a Palm Sunday letter inviting United Methodists of the Michigan Area to a reflective Holy Week. No pandemic is as strong as the power of God’s love.

God is working for the good

Good faith at sunset

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue asserts that God is at work for good amid COVID-19. The virus “does not change an age-old fact about the human search for meaning, purpose, security, and destiny. We are in God’s hands.”

Fear, faith, and Easter

Disciples run in fear

Coronavirus has impacted us all. Bishop David Bard explores the nature of fear and the human response to it. He concludes, “So, maybe Easter is about both fear and joy.”

Living through grief together

Martha shares grief with Jesus

Holy Week is very different this year. Pastor Devon Herrell talks about grief as she retells the story of Lazarus.

The virus through the lens of faith

Stories of faith and Corona Pirates

The Rev. John Boley examines the life changes brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. From the perspective of faith, he offers words of hope and healing.

What kind of a God do you believe in?

The God of the Cross and Easter

Pastoring through a pandemic is difficult. Now, as in times of John Wesley, “Best of all, God is with us,” says the Rev. Jack Harnish.

Ash Wednesday feels so contemporary

Ash Wednesday dust and stardust

“We are both dust and stardust.” Bishop David Bard cites coronavirus and stresses in The United Methodist Church as examples of why we mortals need an observance like Ash Wednesday.

Loss always comes with separation

Two delegates overcome loss with love

Both gain and loss. That’s what this North Carolina pastor sees as the outcome of the upcoming 2020 General Conference.

Excited to be the church

Church wins with love

The Rev. Jodie Flessner is convinced that the future of The United Methodist Church does not depend on General Conference delegates but on faithful disciples taking God’s love into the world.

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