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Deacon pioneers ‘global learning’

Alex Plum in Nepal

The first in a series on The Journey of the Deacon. The Rev. Alex Plum says, “We are connectors, seeking to extend the sacramental table, through our hands and feet into a hurt and broken world.”

Rev. Eddie Fox, evangelism pioneer, dies

Eddie Fox in Cuba

From 1989 to 2014, the Rev. H. Eddie Fox led World Methodist Evangelism, traveling millions of miles sharing his dynamic passion for the gospels.

Greetings from Bishop David Bard

Greetings from the bishop

“We continue to traverse a new land and live in a strange time,” said Bishop David Bard in opening greetings to the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. He added, “In the grace of Jesus Christ and the power of God’s Spirit, may we learn once again how to sing the Lord’s song.”

In lament of all this nation’s violence

Violence creates grief

The Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue shares a lesson from Liberia’s history and calls the Church to action against the increasing violence of racism, misogyny, and xenophobia in the United States.

Register now to Come to the Well

Come to the Well for renewal

Join Bishop Bard online Tuesday, January 12, 9:30-11:30 am for a time of renewal. “Come to the Well” includes scripture, music, and times of reflection.

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.

Owning the disaster of racism

agree to combat racism

The Rev. Benton Heisler lifts the mission of The Michigan Conference as a means of aligning attention and resources in the long-haul battle against racism.

Get ready. Easter’s coming!

When facing challenges, 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.

What kind of a God do you believe in?

The God of the Cross and Easter

Pastoring through a pandemic is difficult. Now, as in times of John Wesley, “Best of all, God is with us,” says the Rev. Jack Harnish.

Bishop’s appeal to suspend gatherings

The Spirit is present when in-person gatherings are not possible.

Bishop David Bard is recommending that Michigan United Methodist Churches refrain from all in-person gatherings for the remainder of March. May we remain bound together in the Spirit of love.    Here is a transcript of the Bishop’s video message …  Dear Friends in Christ, what a difference a few days or even a… Continue Reading Bishop’s appeal to suspend gatherings