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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.

Bishop reflects on season of Lent

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

In this video message, Bishop David Bard looks back on the past year marked by the pandemic. ” While Lent is a time to acknowledge loss, he shifts the focus to the disciplines of love.

Follow the way of love

Invited to love

Lent is a time to focus on spiritual disciplines. Bishop David Bard calls Michigan United Methodists to intentional focus on the discipline of love through patience, kindness, thoughtfulness, and humility.

Resources for your Lenten journey

Resources include Bible study

This year some cherished Lenten traditions will continue and some others will change. Michigan Conference staff offer these safe and creative resources for churches, families, and individuals of all ages.

Creativity in faith formation

Use creativity for a fun Easter Egg event.

From Lent in a Box to how to reinvent your Easter Egg Hunt … these resources will send you on toward Holy Week with creativity. 

How do we observe Ash Wednesday?

Lent begins Ash Wednesday

From the Bishop’s Office come these suggestions on how to minimize risk as persons participate in the Ash Wednesday rituals that mark the beginning of Lent 2021.

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.

Take a cross walk with Jesus

Elizabeth and Lucy take a walk

In years past, Caledonia United Methodist Church hosted two special Holy Week activities. The need for physical-distancing prompted their pastor to design a new walk for Lent 2020.

Bishop Bard proclaims, ‘Easter is coming!’

Lenten prayer

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.

Lessons from the Wilderness

St. George's Monastery in the wilderness of Israel.

Life-changing things happen in the wilderness. The Rev. Glenn Wagner describes what happened to Jesus and what happened to him in the remote desert in Israel.