Three Michigan educators describe how their teaching was disrupted when the coronavirus came to class in the spring of 2020.
Deacon Christina Wright serves as associate director of the hospital’s spiritual care team. She shares how chaplains have supported healthcare staff during the pandemic. The final of a four-part series.
Two years of COVID risks and uncertainty have left their mark on Michigan’s churches. But these pastors are among many who found the courage, stamina, and grace to manage change.… Continue Reading Our God is bigger than COVID
Michigan pastors see signs of hope even as the pandemic hangs on. Centered in Christ, they are partnering with laypersons in their congregations to “build a new kind of church.”
The COVID pandemic is approaching its two-year anniversary. Bishop David Bard offers suggestions churches might consider during the Omicron surge.
In this pastoral letter to Michigan United Methodists, Bishop David Bard encourages pastors and laity to care for the well-being of themselves and others as COVID caseloads increase in the… Continue Reading Bishop calls UMs to slow COVID spread
We put masks on. We take masks off. Both actions are important says Bishops David Bard as he considers the pandemic, division in The United Methodist Church, and uncovering events… Continue Reading The many masks we wear
The Commission on the General Conference is monitoring vaccinations, VISA availability, and virus related travel restrictions around the world as they continue plans for a 2022 meeting of the law-making… Continue Reading General Conference plans move ahead
With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.
COVID cases are currently at the highest level in Michigan since the start of 2021, and positive cases continue to rise. Bishop David Bard encourages continued patience and caution.