Utica United Methodist Church will be Cancelling All Activities and Worship Services, per request from Bishop Bard

Bishop David Bard posted this video announcement today:

Bishop David Bard is recommending that Michigan United Methodist Churches refrain from all in-person gatherings for the remainder of March, including worship services, bible studies, and any other meeting. More information on this Facebook page and will be posted including resources for local churches.

Posted by Michigan Conference of The United Methodist Church on Friday, March 13, 2020

“Given the developments of the last few hours, I need to ask more of you as Michigan United Methodists, I am asking that each United Methodist Church in Michigan refrain from in person gatherings for the remainder of the month of March. This would include worship, bible studies, and any other meetings. We are at a critical juncture in stemming the breach of coronavirus, and as a church we can play an important role in slowing the spread of the COVID-19 disease…”

Upon receiving Bishop David Bard’s message today:

Utica UMC will be complying with the request to cancel all events and activities. 

A robo-call (automated voice message) will be sent out tomorrow, March 14th, to give more information. 

If you have any immediate concerns or questions, please email Rev. Don at

Remain healthy and safe, and pray for all who are hurting in this difficult time.

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19