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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

Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

THE SESSION ON JANUARY 13 IS CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER! 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 January 8.   Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century Saturdays, January 13 & 20 (snow date Jan… Continue Reading Aging and Ministry in the 21st Century

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

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

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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

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