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Online Holy Week


Bishop Bard Easter Service

Bishop Bard 2020 Easter ServiceBishop David Alan Bard recorded a very special 45-minute Easter service for use by the local church. It features beautiful organ and piano music by Music Director Connie Gamage, featuring  Michigan State University soloists Nora Shaffer and Matthew Greenberg, prayers and liturgies by Revs. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai and Paul Hahm, and a Children's Time with Rev. Kathy Pittenger, Michigan Conference Children's Ministry Coordinator.

No later than Wednesday, local churches will  receive a link to this service on the Michigan Conference VIMEO page.  We invite you to use it on Easter Sunday or any future Sunday for pulpit supply.  You may link directly to the worship service on VIMEO, use the link to the Conference Easter Service Web page, or embed the service on your own website.  This service is for use by the local church in any manner useful. It may be shared on local church social media pages or to send the link via email. It will also be available on Sunday on the Conference Facebook Page. The Michigan Conference has received copyright clearance for the music performed, so please do not alter the video as that invalidates the usage rights. 

Webinars Resources

Below are resources discussed in the March 26, 2020 Webinar, ONLINE HOLY WEEK  and the CHILDREN & YOUTH RESOURCES FOR HOLY WEEK Webinar held on March 31, 2020.

Online Holy Week Webinar  
A working webinar where presenters guided participants in designing online Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday worship experiences. Hosted by Director of Communications Mark Doyal, Young Adult Initiatives Coordinator Lisa Batten, Associate Director for Multicultural Vibrancy Brittney Stephan, Kalamazoo Sunnyside UMC Pastor Matt Weiler, and Online Worship Specialist Andrew Stange.

Children & Youth Resources for Holy Week and Ministry Beyond the Computer
Resources for Holy Week and Easter and Ways to reach out to kids and youth that go beyond online resources to help families stay connected to their faith communities. Hosted by Director of Communications Mark Doyal, Children’s Initiatives Coordinator Kathy Pittenger and Youth Ministry Initiatives Coordinator Christy Miller White.

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Bishop 2020 Easter Message

Bishop Easter Message Mailing

Please feel free to download the attached PDF of the mailing, print it out and mail it to those persons who you did not submit addresses to receive a mailing from the Conference.