Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

As the Greater Southwest District Lay Leader, I have the opportunity to invite 23 laity, as well as a youth and a young adult, to Annual Conference held May 28-31, 2020 at the Grand Traverse Resort. They would be voting members to equal the number of clergy members. Lay members shall have been professing members… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

District Roundtable

The next District Roundtable will be Tuesday, November 5 at 8am at The Panel Room in Hartford. Clergy and laity are invited to join DS Dwayne for a discussion of a book What Are We Fighting For?: Coming Together Around What Matters Most by Thomas J. Bickerton.

Church Conferences

completing forms

We will continue to work with EM360 this year. In this second year of the process, pastors and their SPRCs (or governance boards) are invited to review progress on the goals they set as part of last year’s outcomes from the online survey they completed. (No new surveys are completed this year. DO NOT re-invite… Continue Reading Church Conferences

District Conference

Our 2019 Greater Southwest District Conference and Training Day features workshops focused on best practices for local churches. Join us Saturday, November 9 from 9am-1pm at Portage: Chapel Hill UMC for this opportunity to gain new ideas about how your church can connect in mission and ministry. We have several of our Michigan Conference specialists… Continue Reading District Conference

Epiphany Dinner

SAVE THE DATE! The District Clergy Family Epiphany Dinner will be Friday, January 10 at 6:00pm at Bangor: Simpson UMC. All clergy that serve, live or worship in the District are invited!

District Youth serve in Detroit

district youth mission team

Last week, a Mission Team made up of four youth and two adults served at Cass Community Social Services in Detroit. Justice and Zion from Three Rivers: Center Park UMC and Julia and Lincoln from Edwardsburg: Hope UMC were led by Pastor Matt West (Girard) and Corey Sheets (Hope). The team spent time in the… Continue Reading District Youth serve in Detroit

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