Quarantine precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus were first implemented in Michigan retirement communities a year ago. Seniors are grateful that administrators and staff kept them safe.
From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.
Reflecting on vaccine hesitancy in African American communities, the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai calls for trust and encourages others to join her in rolling up their sleeves to be free of COVID-19.
After a nine-month struggle to do ministry in a pandemic, pastors use creativity and flexibility to celebrate Advent safe from the coronavirus.
Bishop David Bard encourages the safe celebration of World Communion Sunday. He also speaks about the United Methodist stance and his views of Communion on-line.
A morning TV show reminds Bishop David Bard of the importance of small moments for happiness. He expresses gratitude for such times he has experienced in the weeks just past.
Monday’s agenda for the 2020 Michigan Annual Conference included a series of voices sharing lessons and reports with invitations, challenges, and encouragement.
United Methodist bishops in the U.S., including Bishop David Bard of Michigan, are setting guidelines for appropriate ways for reopening churches in their conferences.
Bishop David Bard encourages United Methodist churches in Michigan to use guidelines provided by the Michigan Conference as they prepare to re-open for in-person activities.
Bishop David Bard reflects on the coronavirus pandemic and catastrophic flooding in this Pentecost message to the Michigan Conference.