India currently faces a major health crisis associated with coronavirus. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working with partners there and encouraging gifts to the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund.
In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard says, “In the midst of life, we are in death.” Then he proclaims with joy, ” Death is real, so, too, resurrection.”
To assure full participation of all General Conference delegates, the Commission on the General Conference has postponed the session to convene in-person in Minneapolis, August 29 – September 6, 2022.
COVID-19 has presented new leadership challenges and opportunities. The Rev. Nathan Kirkpatrick talks about today’s ministry landscape and how leaders can reconnect with their calling.
As of Feb. 8, an estimated 42.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in the U.S. United Methodist churches and organizations are helping in the effort to immunize the nation.
Noting that people’s responses to COVID-19 vaccination fall on a spectrum, the Rev. Paul Perez plans to be vaccinated and encourages others to do so, too.
Meet two women who are servant leaders in the Michigan Conference. Their faithful stewardship of resources has kept God’s people in ministry even in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Matthew’s Gospel, the visitors from the East go home “another way.” After a year of journeying with the Corona Virus, all God’s people are coping with another way of life.
Rev. Dr. Sherry Parker-Lewis describes the church’s response to COVID-19 through the lens of a book, “Leading Beyond the Blizzard.” We must seek a vision for a “post- ice age” she asserts.
This is the fifth in a series of stories celebrating the difference that Ministry Shares make in the lives of persons across Michigan. Meet some faithful United Methodists of the Northern Waters District.