In these final days leading up to Easter, Rev. Faith Timmons encourages us to inspect the garden of our lives and identify anything that threatens destruction and death. Doing so… Continue Reading Inspect your spiritual garden
Bishop David Alan Bard’s Easter message asks us to hold the pain and honesty of Good Friday together with the hope and wonder of Easter.
When experiencing a desert season, how do you move forward and find God’s presence and guidance? John Seppanen, Heritage District Lay Leader, shares some thoughts that have helped him out… Continue Reading Finding a way out of the desert
Reflecting on the recent Asbury revival, Bishop David Alan Bard invites us this Lent to look for spiritual transformation in both dramatic experiences and everyday disciplines.
Ash Wednesday is February 22, and churches are planning a variety of worship and fellowship experiences to begin the journey toward Easter.
The Okemos Community Church recently surprised 3,660 Michigan families when each received a letter informing them that their medical debt had been covered by the church. In total, the congregation… Continue Reading Celebrating a $2 million Easter gift
“The invitation to a holy Lent is an invitation to deep inner work, ” says Bishop David Bard. He offers reflections on how grace surrounds acts of repentance and self-examination.
It is important to fully embrace and live out of what happened in a manger in Bethlehem and a garden tomb in Jerusalem.
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… Continue Reading Bishop reflects on season of Lent
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.