This is the third in a series of reflections on life and faith during the COVID-19 era by District Superintendents of The Michigan Conference. The Rev. John Hice shares about the bravery of the East Winds District.
Vaccinations have begun but a recent surge in coronavirus infections in Michigan signals a need to be cautious as plans are made to resume in-person gatherings.
For ten months, churches have ministered in the shadow of COVID-19. It has been a time of great struggle and even greater faithfulness.
The United Methodist Connection continues to provide worship resources for local churches to use this Advent season and into the new year.
Advent began on November 29. The Michigan Conference has produced new resources that will help your congregation on your virtual journey to Christmas Eve.
Graceful Journey Community is a new church start on the Greater Detroit District. Ministry Shares are supporting the vision and making a difference for Garden City families with special needs.
Given the exponential rise of COVID cases in Michigan, Bishop David Bard urges local churches to refrain from in-person gatherings these next six weeks. “The good news of great joy still arrives,” he said.
“No one has ever done this before,” says the Rev. John Harnish. He offers a prayer for pastors struggling with the complexities of church in a pandemic.
Bishop David Bard urges Michigan leaders and congregations to continue to be wise and loving in making decisions about pandemic safety measures.
Those gathered at Judson Collins Center will have the opportunity to walk the grounds one last time on November 7th before the site is decommissioned as a United Methodist Camp.