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Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

Michigan seniors cope with COVID

Two seniors adopt a bunny.

Quarantine precautions to avoid the spread of the coronavirus were first implemented in Michigan retirement communities a year ago. Seniors are grateful that administrators and staff kept them safe.

Global ministries allocates dollars

Immigration ministries receive GBGM funding.

The General Board of Global Ministries made financial allocations at its spring meeting with the emphasis on justice and the fact that Jesus cares.

Thoughts on choosing vaccination

Vaccination and lab tech

Noting that people’s responses to COVID-19 vaccination fall on a spectrum, the Rev. Paul Perez plans to be vaccinated and encourages others to do so, too.

Leader says, ‘COVID needs no passport’

COVID hand-washing station in Liberia

Special report by Dr. Muriel Nelson, chair of  COVID Emergency Response for the Liberia Conference. Deaths, so far, are low. She and the committee hope to keep it that way.

Jesus speaks when we are tired

Tired feet on a fall hike

“I’m tired of this!” says the Rev. Jodie Flessner as she navigates a health crisis. She turns to the gospel to find strength and purpose for the journey.

Vaccine trials need African Americans

Walter Kimbrough participates in vaccine trial

Two Black College presidents, Walter Kimbrough (Dillard) and C. Reynold Verret (Xavier), appeal to students and staff to enter COVID-19 vaccine studies.

Malaria and COVID-19 dual threats

Malaria treatment in Congo

  The spread of both COVID-19 nad Malaria is being mitigated around the world by Global Ministries’ Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene facilities.

What Would Wesley Think?

John Wesley statue in Savannah, GA, GA

Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”

Bishop clarifies face covering statement

Face covering encouraged

Bishop Bard encourages Michigan congregations to wear face coverings for indoor, in-person gatherings and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.