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A joyful journey toward AC 2019

Bishop Bard and Rev. John Boley process during worship

In the May edition of his blog, A Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard remembers his first ever Annual Conference in 1983 and reflects on the upcoming 2019 Michigan Annual Conference.

Easter blessing from Bishop Bard

Stained glass window from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.

Reflecting on Jesus’ journey through the events of Holy Week in Jerusalem, Bishop David Bard shares an Easter message in this three-minute video. Designed to be  shared with your congregation this Sunday.

Hope caked with mud

Jesus washing feet

Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey.

Bishop announces GC 2019 listening sessions

Bishops praying at Gener alConference 2019

Bishop David Bard has announced four more opportunities for dialogue with him on actions taken at the 2019 General Conference.

Global headlines, local heartlines

Rev. Bob Hundley speaks to thos at the Prayer Vigil.

News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.

Next steps following General Conference

Bishop Bard speaks from his office in Lansing

General Conference concluded on February 26th. Bishop David A. Bard offers a pastoral letter to share with Michigan congregations this Sunday, March 3rd. His invitation is to wait and pray.

Bishop reflects on General Conference

Bishop Bard prays with Council of Bishops at GC 2019

Bishop David Bard, Michigan Conference, will soon release a letter for pastors to share with congregations this Sunday, March 3, 2019. The Bishop is also featured in this video interview with Communication Director Mark Doyal.

Michigan covers General Conference 2019

Bishops Bard and Bickerton serve Communion during Day of Prayer on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019

  Our daily email updates and Facebook Live interviews reported GC 2019 through a Michigan lens. Here are your links to that special coverage.

2019 appointive challenges — part 2

Bishop Bard with 2018 ordinands

The Rev. John Boley, Clergy Assistant to Bishop David Bard, completes his examination of the many challenges and complexities of matching the pastors’ gifts with the needs of Michigan congregations.

A pastoral letter from NCJ bishops

The bishops who serve the North Central Jurisdiction

Bishop David A. Bard, President of the North Central College of Bishops, shares a pastoral letter regarding the special called session of the General Conference in St. Louis, February 23-26.

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