Bishops appalled by WCA plan
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.