DS Installation

SAVE THE DATE! The Installation Service for District Superintendent Dean Prentiss will be held: Sunday, September 22, 2024 2:00 pm Westwood United Methodist Church (538 Nichols Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006) Children of all ages are invited to this special time of celebration and fun!

Meet the new District Superintendent

To all who are part of the Greater Southwest District, I joyfully send to you greetings and blessings this day. I am looking forward to getting to know you and celebrating the amazing ways you are responding to the love of Jesus Christ. What a journey this will be, as we travel the road of… Continue Reading Meet the new District Superintendent

1-1 with the District Superintendent

Rev. Dean Prentiss, our new District Superintendent, has set aside time in July and August for annual 1-1 conversations with those appointed and assigned in the District. Some are by Zoom and others will be in person in the District Office. Check your email for the link to schedule your 1-1. Please complete your reflections on… Continue Reading 1-1 with the District Superintendent

Southwest Michigan Latinx Community Ministry Update

My name is Cesar Garcia-Rodriguez, I am appointed to the new Latinx Church Plant of the Greater Southwest District. Working in the mission of The United Methodist Church is the most exciting work and purpose of life; to be witness of the transformation that the grace of God brings to our community as we visited… Continue Reading Southwest Michigan Latinx Community Ministry Update

District Baseball Game


Get ready for the annual United Methodist Day at the Kalamazoo Growlers! Sunday, July 21 @ 1:35 pm Tickets include a reserved seat and hat for just $14. Come and meet the new District Superintendent! PURCHASE TICKETS Download the flyer

Spring Lay Servant Course

Courses are free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch. You must attend all sessions to earn credit for the course. Registration deadline is one week prior to the first session. REGISTER HERE   Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century Saturdays, May 4 & 11  |  9am-3pm  |  Parchment UMC Led… Continue Reading Spring Lay Servant Course

District Leaders Needed

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We are currently seeking people who want to respond to God’s call in their life by helping to set the vision for the continuing United Methodist Church in the Greater Southwest District. Ask your pastor for details or contact your District Superintendent for more information. We are looking for leaders for the following roles within… Continue Reading District Leaders Needed

Love & Justice Workshop

Dr. Chris Momany will lead a workshop on The Gospel of Love and the Work of Justice based on his book Compelling Lives: Five Methodist Abolitionists and the Ideas That Inspired Them. Tuesday, March 5 9:30 am – Noon Wesley Foundation of Kalamazoo (2350 Ring Rd N, Kalamazoo) What motivates Christians to work for justice? How can Wesleyan… Continue Reading Love & Justice Workshop

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

Intentional Discipleship System workshop

The Heritage and Greater Southwest Districts are pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Scott Hughes and Rev. Bryan Tener from Discipleship Ministries! Saturday, February 3, 2024 9:30AM – 3:00PM Marshall United Methodist Church  (721 Old US Highway 27, Marshall, MI 49068) Growing in Grace: Designing an Intentional Discipleship System and Community Engagement is a transformative workshop for United… Continue Reading Intentional Discipleship System workshop

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