How do we observe 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 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
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!’
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
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
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?
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
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
“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
News out of the 2019 General Conference caused pain and uncertainty for many. United Methodist congregations in Michigan offered information and pastoral care.