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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.

Bishop Bard Easter Sunday Service

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

Michigan United Methodist Bishop David Alan Bard invites you to a 45-minute online Easter Service, featuring beautiful music, Scripture and Children’s Time. Continue Reading Bishop Bard Easter Sunday Service

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

Celebrate Easter with Bishop Bard

We cannot go to church on April 12 but that does not mean we can’t celebrate Easter. And inviting others is easier this year than ever before.

The power of love

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop Bard shares a Palm Sunday letter inviting United Methodists of the Michigan Area to a reflective Holy Week. No pandemic is as strong as the power of God’s love.

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!

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