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Finding rebirth in all of creation

Vegetation consuming an old barn

On Good Friday, Rev. Jodie Flessner saw a glimpse of what it means to fully trust all of creation to God’s redemptive power.

‘You rode with Jesus’

City of Jerusalem

Retired pastor John E. Harnish reflects on what it means to ride with Jesus again through the painful yet glorious moments of Holy Week and Easter.

Seeing the wounds in the wounded

Stained glass image of Thomas and Christ

Carl Gladstone, Director of Motor City Wesley, concludes our series of devotions from campus ministry leaders by lifting up the hymn-making ministry of his students and the space they make… Continue Reading Seeing the wounds in the wounded

Inspect your spiritual garden

Yellow tulips

In these final days leading up to Easter, Rev. Faith Timmons encourages us to inspect the garden of our lives and identify anything that threatens destruction and death. Doing so… Continue Reading Inspect your spiritual garden

Resurrection don’t come easy

Easter sunrise

Bishop David Alan Bard’s Easter message asks us to hold the pain and honesty of Good Friday together with the hope and wonder of Easter.

8 Easter books for young children

Woman reading a book to a small child

Children’s book author Glenys Nellist recommends these Easter books focusing on Christ’s resurrection to churches and families during this holy season.

Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Rev. Rick Blunt in front of Okemos Community Church.

The Okemos Community Church recently surprised 3,660 Michigan families when each received a letter informing them that their medical debt had been covered by the church. In total, the congregation… Continue Reading Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift

Churches celebrate Easter revival

Easter with camels

Holy Week and Easter were celebrated with joy this year as new Barna research shows spiritual seekers’ increasing willingness to visit a United Methodist church.

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.

It’s April. One more, once!

April crocus in the snow

Remembering Count Basie’s jazz tune, Bishop David Bard reflects on the unpredictable April weather and the eternal promise of Easter.

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