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.
“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.
Two Black College presidents, Walter Kimbrough (Dillard) and C. Reynold Verret (Xavier), appeal to students and staff to enter COVID-19 vaccine studies.
The spread of both COVID-19 nad Malaria is being mitigated around the world by Global Ministries’ Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene facilities.
Rev. Glenn Wagner asserts, “It can be fruitful to approach today’s challenges with guidance from Methodism’s visionary founder, John Wesley.”
Bishop Bard encourages Michigan congregations to wear face coverings for indoor, in-person gatherings and outdoor gatherings where proper social distancing is difficult.
On June 1 Governor Whitmer and Bishop Bard lifted restrictions on in-person worship. But that doesn’t mean return to worship as usual in churches across the state. Be ready for changes.
Bishop David Bard encourages United Methodist churches in Michigan to use guidelines provided by the Michigan Conference as they prepare to re-open for in-person activities.
Bishop David Bard reflects on the coronavirus pandemic and catastrophic flooding in this Pentecost message to the Michigan Conference.
Wearing masks, washing hands, no-touch orders of worship. These factors of return to in-person worship are understandable. Why no singing?