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Bishop David Bard offers Holy Week blessings

Holy Week 2022

Bishop Bard explores the “roller coaster of human emotion” we feel during Holy Week. Calling these seven days “a deep dive into human experience,” he encourages all to embrace resurrection.

Always now and not yet

Now celebrate the light

Now is the time to remember that Christmas “light, grace, hope, joy, peace, and love will soon arrive into the world, break into it and break through all that might… Continue Reading Always now and not yet

NCJ puts focus on Building BeLoved Community

NCJ Bishops on Nov. 20, 2021

Delegates of the North Central Jurisdiction met online Nov. 10-11, to name priorities and approve a “Covenant to Build Beloved Community.” They also affirmed the Bishops’ Narrative for The UMC.

Come, let us reason together

Reason together in a small group

Racism, division in the denomination, mission, vision, and inclusion are areas around which congregations can reason together says Bishop David Bard in this month’s Joyful Journey.

Patience key in election bishop says

Vote and have patience

“I encourage patience with our election process,” says Bishop David Bard. He also offers a prayer as the nation heads toward the general election on November 3, 2020.

Special Michigan AC called in March

Members to vote in Special Session

A special session of the Michigan Annual Conference is being called on March 7, 2020, by Bishop David Bard, to consider forwarding Protocol legislation on to the 2020 General Conference.

Bishop gathers clergy in Midland

Bishop Bard with Michigan clergy

  Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening. 

Bishop Bard invites Michigan Conference to pray

Message from Bishop Bard

Bishop David A. Bard invites Michigan United Methodists to pray along with the delegates and guests of the 2019 General Conference .

Annual Conference 2019 organizes

Registration table at 2018 Michigan Annual Conference

Preparations are now well under way for the Michigan Annual Conference to be held May 30 – June 2, 2019 at the Grand Traverse Resort. 

All is calm?

Girl gazing at Advent candle

On this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Alan Bard considers the true focus of Advent. He encourages each person to “let your soul rest in the amazing Love of God.”

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