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.
Usually, Holy Week involves multiple trips to church for special activities. But this year we look forward to a Stay-at-Home-Easter. That doesn’t mean it can’t be glorious!
Accidental e-churcher, the Rev. Glenn Wagner, says, “For the sake of the gospel, we all need to figure out how to do church and community in a new way.”
These United Methodist churches in The Michigan Conference are offering online worship on Sunday or devotional experiences during the week.
On Friday, March 13, Bishop David Bard asked all Michigan churches in his care to be closed to in-person events. On Sunday, less than 48 hours later, congregations came together online.
The Michigan Conference offers a Toolbox full of information and resources on how individuals and congregations can respond to COVID-19 in healthy ways.
Bishop David Bard is recommending that Michigan United Methodist Churches refrain from all in-person gatherings for the remainder of March. May we remain bound together in the Spirit of love. Here is a transcript of the Bishop’s video message … Dear Friends in Christ, what a difference a few days or even a… Continue Reading Bishop’s appeal to suspend gatherings
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.
It started in England and now is at work in the U.S. Fresh Expressions “takes the church Jesus loves closer to where the people Jesus loves actually are.”
Since his great-grandmother’s funeral, musician James W. Story’ mission has been to keep African American spirituals relevant for future generations.