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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.

Holy Week services available now

Holy Week Lily and Thorns

Wesley Foundations, Southfield Hope UMC, and God’s Country Cooperative Parish lead in worship videos provided by The Michigan Conference for Holy Week.

Get ready for Easter media campaign

Easter is April 17, 2022

“Spend Easter at our House” will guide persons in your community to Holy Week worship and observances at your church. Check the listing for your church’s details.

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… Continue Reading Sign on to Holy Week campaign

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… Continue Reading Personalize your Ash Wednesday

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.