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In the midst of life

New life at Easter

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.”

From stable to garden with Jesus

Mary at the garden tomb

It is important to fully embrace and live out of what happened in a manger in Bethlehem and a garden tomb in Jerusalem.

Sign on to Holy Week campaign

Holy Week campaign reaches neighbors

The Michigan Conference is helping people across the state to find your church’s online worship during Holy Week. Now is the time to make sure the link to your virtual events is on the campaign listing.

Personalize your Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday finds man at prayer

Finding the holy in the midst of our ordinary routines is important every day. It’s particularly significant on Ash Wednesday, February 17, the day that starts the Easter journey in 2021.

Resources for your Lenten journey

Resources include Bible study

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative resources for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

Creativity in faith formation

Use creativity for a fun Easter Egg event.

From Lent in a Box to how to reinvent your Easter Egg Hunt … these resources will send you on toward Holy Week with creativity. 

Conference offers Lenten resources

Lenten prayer

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative activities for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

Get ready. Easter’s coming!

Ready to get back in touch

“We have and are giving up a lot,” says Bishop David Bard to the United Methodists in Michigan. He encourages churches to plan now to be ready to return to in-person activities.

Spring and the Resurrection

spring bird and flowering tree

The promise of Easter is that life is stronger than death. That is a welcome spring message in the midst of a global pandemic.

What’s next this spring? Easter!

Easter in a mask for 2020

Easter is not one day. Easter is a whole season. The Rev. Dwayne Bagley looks forward to the hope that Easter promises for all God’s children in 2020.