A song for a crazy world

Admitting that the times we live in can be terrifying, Bishop David Bard turns to a song and a poem to wish The Michigan Area a blessed Thanksgiving…

Getting ready for Annual Conference

In the May edition of his blog, A Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard remembers his first ever Annual Conference in 1983 and reflects on the upcoming 2019 Michigan Annual Conference …   It was 1983, and I was headed for my first ever United Methodist Annual Conference (this one in Minnesota). I was a seminary… Continue Reading Getting ready for Annual Conference

Hope caked with mud

Bishop David Bard anticipates Easter blessings and talks about grief and hope in this month’s edition of A Joyful Journey … But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers and sisters, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. I Thessalonians 4:13 First… Continue Reading Hope caked with mud

A Joyful Journey

In this month’s blog, The Joyful Journey, Bishop David A. Bard remembers a Grammy-winning song and views the 2019 General Conference as a tapestry rich in the love of God …

New Year’s message from Bishop Bard

With the 2019 General Conference now just six weeks away, Bishop David Bard offers The Michigan Area hope-filled New Year’s greetings and counsel …

A Joyful Journey

In his November blog, Bishop David Bard remains profoundly grateful even though the “difficulties before us as a country, as a world, and as a United Methodist Church, are real” …

A Joyful Journey

Bishop David A. Bard talks about the kind of generosity that begins with the lavish love of God, not with our wallets, check books or credit cards … If you have not already heard, The United Methodist Church, at its last General Conference in 2016, added a continuing education and evaluation requirement for clergy. “Every… Continue Reading A Joyful Journey

A Joyful Journey

At mid-year 2018, Bishop David Bard does some looking backward and looking forward …

A Joyful Journey

In this edition of A Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard shares a Lenten love story.

A Joyful Journey

As a new year begins, Bishop David Bard reflects on God’s transforming love for a newer world.

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