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Spring Fling

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The Hopkins United Women in Faith are hosting Spring Fling on March 25 from 10am-2pm. The theme is “Make New Friends” and units are encouraged to bring friends who might be interested in learning about our organization and mission – the Mission Challenge project, Justice for Our Neighbors, Community House, and the Reading Program. The event will… Continue Reading Spring Fling

Lay Servant Courses

Saturdays, March 4 & 11, 2023 9:30am-3:30pm Stevensville UMC (5506 Ridge Rd) 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 February 27. Courses with fewer than 5 people will be canceled.   Basic Course Led by… Continue Reading Lay Servant Courses

Youth Member to Annual Conference

We are currently looking for a United Methodist Youth in the Greater Southwest District between the ages of 12 and 17 that might be interested in attending the Michigan Annual Conference in Traverse City from June 2-4, 2023 as part of the Lay Equalization members. The youth must be a professing member of The UMC… Continue Reading Youth Member to Annual Conference

Changing Church for a Changing World

POSTPONED UNTIL 2023 In the midst of a rapidly changing ministry landscape, Fresh Expressions invites you to join us for a day of envisioning the unique ways the Holy Spirit might be inviting you to step deeper into mission. In this interactive day of training on November 12 you will:   • Catalyze a vision… Continue Reading Changing Church for a Changing World

Lay Equalization Members

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… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members

Beyond Boxes

Beyond Boxes ~Rev. Dwayne Bagley, District Superintendent How often has someone encouraged the leadership of your church to “think outside the box” when the topic of reaching new people surfaces during a planning session, visioning retreat, or committee meeting? I’d guess that such encouragement comes frequently, but results in efforts that are not far removed… Continue Reading Beyond Boxes

2022 Charge Conferences

All Fall conferences will be Charge Conferences, unless specific arrangements have been made. Who are the members of a charge conference? 2016 Book of Discipline ¶246.2 The membership of the charge conference shall be all members of the church council or other appropriate body, together with retired ordained ministers and retired diaconal ministers who elect… Continue Reading 2022 Charge Conferences

District United Women in Faith Annual Celebration

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The 4th Annual Greater Southwest District United Women in Faith Celebration will be October 1, 2022 from 9:30am-2pm at Otsego UMC. Our Keynote Speaker, Ellen Harbin, is a gifted Bible teacher and conference speaker, creatively applying the truth of God’s Word to all of life’s triumphs and challenges. She’s engaging, inspiring and fun! Child care… Continue Reading District United Women in Faith Annual Celebration

Summer Lay Servant Course

Course is free – order your own book and bring a sack lunch. You must attend all sessions to earn credit for the course. Courses with fewer than 5 people will be canceled. Called to Preach Saturdays, July 16 & 30 9:30 am – 3:30 pm Kalamazoo: Milwood UMC (3919 Portage St, Kalamazoo) Led by… Continue Reading Summer Lay Servant Course

2022 Annual Conference

Based on Psalm 30, the 2022 Annual Conference focused on resiliency as our church journeys through pandemics, denominational, and social change. Find legislative results, materials and videos at District Highlights The Service of Recognition, Commissioning, and Ordination included these District clergy: Dan Colthorp & Nate Starkey – completed Course of Study Ian Boley & Mikki… Continue Reading 2022 Annual Conference

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