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Bishops appalled by WCA plan

Central Conference bishops concerned about vaccination

The Wesleyan Covenant Association’s (WCA) plan to assist some United Methodists, mostly in Africa, with getting COVID-19 vaccinations has been denounced by Central Conference bishops. 

Path to real hope during Omicron

Vaccinate for Omicron safety

The COVID pandemic is approaching its two-year anniversary. Bishop David Bard offers suggestions churches might consider during the Omicron surge.

Vaccination named missional priority

Vaccination around globe

The Connectional Table, a United Methodist leadership body, calls denomination to address COVID-19 vaccination inequities as a “missional priority.”

Let’s stay resilient against COVID

Bishop Bard considers strategies for COVID response

Bishop David Bard talks about the continuing pandemic and how Michigan United Methodists can promote public health and further the common good as COVID enters a new phase.

Churches respond as virus spikes

Masking against the virus

Some United Methodist churches are returning to online-only worship as another wave of the virus strikes. Congregations are also taking steps to reach vaccine holdouts.

Pandemic turning point at hand

NOAH Project guest receives vaccination

Bishop David Bard thanks church leaders for their patience and careful planning for the common good as a corner is turned in the pandemic.

Care about COVID, like Jesus

Virtual meetings during COVID

With the COVID pandemic out of control in Michigan, Bishop David Bard summarizes safety guidelines and urges individuals and churches to exercise patience and care.

COVID finish line in sight

Vaccinations in downtown Detroit. help stop spread of COVID.

COVID cases are currently at the highest level in Michigan since the start of 2021, and positive cases continue to rise. Bishop David Bard encourages continued patience and caution.

UMC injects energy into vaccinations

Vaccinations at NOAH Project Detroit, Michigan

As of Feb. 8, an estimated 42.5 million COVID-19 vaccinations have been administered in the U.S. United Methodist churches and organizations are helping in the effort to immunize the nation.

Thoughts on choosing vaccination

Vaccination and lab tech

Noting that people’s responses to COVID-19 vaccination fall on a spectrum, the Rev. Paul Perez plans to be vaccinated and encourages others to do so, too.