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Fear, faith, and Easter

Disciples run in fear

Coronavirus has impacted us all. Bishop David Bard explores the nature of fear and the human response to it. He concludes, “So, maybe Easter is about both fear and joy.”

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Holy Week Lily and Thorns

Lent is drawing to a climax. Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter will soon be upon us. Here is information that will help with your Holy Week engagement with parishioners.

Bishop Bard proclaims, ‘Easter is coming!’

Girl praying at Easter

Bishop David Bard celebrates the creativity of Michigan United Methodists ministering in the shadow of the coronavirus crisis. He offers new possibilities for Easter worship during this ongoing stay-at-home season.

Celebrating Easter at home

Easter egg hunt

Usually, Holy Week involves multiple trips to church for special activities. But this year we look forward to a Stay-at-Home-Easter. That doesn’t mean it can’t be glorious!

Living through grief together

Martha shares grief with Jesus

Holy Week is very different this year. Pastor Devon Herrell talks about grief as she retells the story of Lazarus.

Ten ways to go deeper during Lent

Hands make cross for Lent

The followers of Jesus our now on that annual journey from Ash Wednesday toward Easter. Lent provides an opportunity to relate to God and others in new ways.

Get ready for your Lenten journey

Lenten Cross with heart

Lent is a season of reflection and spiritual renewal. Here are some Lenten resources designed to guide groups, families, and individuals in preparation for Easter.

Living Easter every day

Man greets a woman in memory care.

“Easter is more than a one-day celebration,” says Bishop Kenneth L. Carder. He faces daily life with a resurrection spirit.

Turtle miracle for Easter and Earth Day

Baby sea turtle

Two -newly-hatched turtles, Dot and Dash, set marine biologist pastor, Dottie Yunger, pondering the theological values behind Earth Day.

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.

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