4 Churches 4 Jesus

By Diane Grimm (Paw Paw UMC) & Leanne Fader (St. Paul’s UMC) September 2019… It all started over a cup of coffee, a prayer and four willing UMC lay people to think a bit out of the box. The first meeting was pre-pandemic and it was lead by Bob Graham, Administrative Council Chairperson at Paw… Continue Reading 4 Churches 4 Jesus

Lay Equalization Members to AC

As District Lay Leader, I have the opportunity to invite 14 laity to be Equalization Members to Annual Conference. These people shall have been professing members of The UMC for at least two years and shall have been active participants in The UMC for at least four years (not required for those under 30 years… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members to AC

2021 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 2021 Charge Conferences

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

Greater Southwest District