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Music shares Jesus’ healing love

Sacred music touches the soul

A hospice chaplain finds, “Music can awaken the deepest level of emotional response in positive ways.” It’s a tool that shares Jesus’ love.

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.

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.

Laity serve Jesus in plain view

Laity of Greater Detroit District train online

The Laity in The Michigan Conference have opportunities for certification through the Lay Servant Ministries program. Training is now online.  Jody Pratt explains.

Chainsaws an unlikely mission tool

Chainsaws clean up in Iowa

Across the United Methodist connection, volunteers, with chainsaws at the ready, are cleaning things up and acting as a caring presence for Christ. 

‘Girls, Jesus is calling YOU!’

Jesus respected women and girls.

In a video message, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares some lessons she has learned about the value of women in helping heal the world. She encourages girls everywhere to claim God’s plan for them.

The past is a present … open it!

Look to sacred past

With the pandemic in mind, Juanita Joiner shares memories of the past and kind words in the present. She believes the most important gift is connecting with friends, family, and God. 

Embracing another way

Magi go home another way

In Matthew’s Gospel, the visitors from the East go home “another way.” After a year of journeying with the Corona Virus, all God’s people are coping with another way of life.

COVID vaccine and faith in Jesus

Vaccine for senior man

The world rejoiced when pharmaceutical companies announced the shipment of the COVID vaccine. Rev. Glenn Wagner celebrates and turns his attention to other great afflictions.

Clergy invited to Come to the Well

Jesus made them well

“Come to the Well” is a morning gathering for renewal open to all Michigan Conference clergy. Join Bishop Bard and others online on January 12, 9:30-11:30 am.