“This Advent season,” says Bishop David Bard, “we find ourselves in the wilderness, exiled from our usual practices.” The bishop offers a song about the new thing God is doing in these troubled times.
“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the hymn almost didn’t make it into the latest version of The United Methodist Hymnal.
Remembering lyrics of Charles Wesley and Bruce Springsteen, Bishop David Bard, reflects on the nature of darkness and light. Looking ahead, he forecasts “The new year will not be dull.”
Location: St. Paul’s UMC 3334 Breton Rd, SE, Grand Rapids 49512 Schedule for the day: 9:30 Arrival 10-12:00 Congregational song and “shaping faith” 12-12:45 Lunch Provided 12:45-3:00 Introducing Global Song, a Song Festival Registration deadline: Sept 20 Fees: $25.00 Fellowship Member, $30.00 Non Member Three or more prepaid Non-Member registrations discounted when… Continue Reading Congregational Song with Michael Hawn – St. Paul’s UMC, Grand Rapids