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Lay Members to Annual Conference

How can I attend and vote at Annual Conference as Laity? In order to serve this role, you must be a member of The United Methodist Church for two years, and an active participant in The UMC for at least four years prior to your election (this is waived for those under 30). More information about… Continue Reading Lay Members to Annual Conference

2024 UWF Events

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Save the date for these United Women in Faith events happening in 2024! Virtual Mission u – January 4, 11, 18 and 25, 6:30-9:00pm North Central Jurisdiction Meeting – May 31-June 2, Indianapolis Mission u – July 18-20, Mt. Pleasant First UMC District Annual Meeting – TBA Conference Annual Celebration – October 26, Essexville: St.… Continue Reading 2024 UWF Events

Church Conferences

All Fall conferences will be convened as in-person Church Conferences, extending the vote to all professing members of the local church present at such meetings. (2016 Book of Discipline ¶248) At least one week in advance, send your COMPLETED and SIGNED forms as scanned PDFs to Mandana at mnordb[email protected]. Forms are found on the Conference… Continue Reading Church Conferences

Native Americans and United Methodism Course

Rev. Karen Wheat will offer a course on Native Americans and United Methodism. Mondays in October (2, 9, 16, 23, 30) 5:00 – 7:00 pm Milwood UMC (3919 Portage Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49001) A look at Native American spirituality and history, especially as it relates to The United Methodist Church. We’ll explore creation stories, how… Continue Reading Native Americans and United Methodism Course

UMC Night at the Growlers


Join United Methodists from around the District at a Kalamazoo Growlers baseball game July 28. Gates: 5:35pm | First Pitch: 6:35pm Fireworks following the game! TICKET & A HAT: $12 Reserved bleacher seat Growlers hat BLEACHER BUFFET: $25 All-Inclusive Ballpark Buffet (hot dogs, burgers, chips, potato salad, coleslaw, and more) for 4-innings  Unlimited soda and… Continue Reading UMC Night at the Growlers

Southwest Michigan Latinx Community Ministry

Our Sunday worship is an extension of our home, the experience of the warm welcome, along with familiar music and faces we have grown to know over time and faith. But for some, worship does not represent an extension of their home or their lives. “Everyone has an innate need to connect and belong. It’s… Continue Reading Southwest Michigan Latinx Community Ministry

Mission Evening: A Night at the Thrift Shop

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Presented by Union City United Women in Faith Hosted by Greater Southwest District United Women in Faith Thursday, June 22, 2023 Union City United Methodist Church (200 Ellen St) 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. enjoy refreshments, hear a brief presentation with Q & A time and view an exhibit about our 60th Anniversary celebrated in 2022.… Continue Reading Mission Evening: A Night at the Thrift Shop

Fresh Expressions – what exactly is it?

~Jessica Cobb A Fresh Expression (FX) is a form of church that is designed to reach those who might not typically attend a traditional church service. It is about taking ministry to people where they are already gathering, rather than attempting to attract people to your church’s gatherings. Fresh Expressions invite Christian disciples to gather… Continue Reading Fresh Expressions – what exactly is it?

Keep on Rising from the Dead

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by Rev. Dwayne Bagley Dying and rising have been on my mind a lot throughout this Lenten season. In one of our Cabinet devotion times in March, we were invited to take a deep dive into the story from John 4 about Jesus’ meeting with the woman at the well. In that encounter, Jesus challenges… Continue Reading Keep on Rising from the Dead

A Jubilee that Keeps on Giving

Stevensville UMC Partners with Riverside School by Kellie Meyer In the fall of 2020, Stevensville United Methodist Church started working on a weekend food program with Riverside Hagar #6 School in Riverside, MI. Riverside is a public school with an enrollment each year of 70-75 students. One teacher works with two grades in one classroom,… Continue Reading A Jubilee that Keeps on Giving

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