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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!’

Girl praying at Easter

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.

Ten ways to go deeper during Lent

Hands make cross for Lent

The followers of Jesus our now on that annual journey from Ash Wednesday toward Easter. Lent provides an opportunity to relate to God and others in new ways.

Why a cross of ashes?

Worshipers with ashes on foreheads

On Ash Wednesday pastors dip their thumbs into a bowl of ashes and draw a cross on worshipers’ foreheads. The practice is ancient. Learn why ashes connect people with God.

Get ready for your Lenten journey

Lenten Cross with heart

Lent is a season of reflection and spiritual renewal. Here are some Lenten resources designed to guide groups, families, and individuals in preparation for Easter.

A journey in ashes

Woman receiving ashes on her forehead.

“I invite you, on the heels of General Conference, to observe a holy Lent,” says Michigan Bishop David Bard. His counsel, “slow down and dig deep” in this uncertain time.

Global headlines, local heartlines

Rev. Bob Hundley speaks to thos at the Prayer Vigil.

News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.

District dialogue: now what?

Prayer flags march through the 2019 General Conference.

The Rev. Dwayne Bagley watched the livestream of the 2019 General Conference and ponders what’s next for the people called Methodist.