District Conference

Sunday October, 17, 2021 2:00 – 3:30pm Whether you are young (Samuel) or old (Eli) join with others from around the Heritage District as we explore ways to affirmatively say “Here I am Lord!” at our Heritage District Conference. It will be held via zoom on Sunday, October 17 from 2-3:30 pm. To connect via… Continue Reading District Conference

Lay Members and Lay Equalization Members to Michigan AC 2022

In 2021 a vote approved a change made to the Conference Rules of how Lay members to Annual Conference are distributed.  Heritage District information begins on page 23  Applying For Lay Equalization Member to 2022 Michigan Annual Conference  The application is now available for those interested in applying to be a lay equalization member to… Continue Reading Lay Members and Lay Equalization Members to Michigan AC 2022

New Resources for Online Advent Services

This year, many local churches are choosing to offer Advent and Christmas services online. It is one of the easiest ways to attract new faces to your congregation and offer alternatives for those concerned about in-person worship during this health crisis.  The Michigan Conference is pleased to offer a series of turn-key resources to help… Continue Reading New Resources for Online Advent Services

Heritage District SPRC Meetings and Charge Conference Information

SPRC and Charge Conference information can be found here: SPRC and Charge Conference Schedule >>> Forms Checklist >>> Conference Forms >>> District Form-Leadership Information    pdf >>>    Excel >>>

Connectional Grants and Financial Assistance Available

The Heritage District is happy to announce that Connectional Grants and financial assistance are once again available through the Finance Committee of the Heritage District under the leadership of District Superintendent Rev. LuAnn Rourke.  For questions or assistance with forms contact Rick Gorham at rgorham@northlakeumc.org.  Submit completed forms to Rick Gorham via postal mail: Rick Gorham,… Continue Reading Connectional Grants and Financial Assistance Available

2021 Ministry Shares

2021 Heritage District Ministry Shares Download the Excel spreadsheet >>> Download the PDF version >>>

Standing in Solidarity with Asbury UMC

The  Anti-Bias Anti-Racism Working Group of The Michigan Conference stands in solidarity with Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, following the vandalism of their “Black Lives Matter” sign. On December 12, 2020, Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, DC, had its “Black Lives Matter” sign and display vandalized after a day of demonstrations. This… Continue Reading Standing in Solidarity with Asbury UMC

Advent Resources for Churches & Families

Below is a collective list of ideas activities for Heritage District churches/families to celebrate Advent and Christmas Ideas and Activities Centerpiece or ornament that each person in the congregation receives as a visual connection to the theme for the season (“home for the holidays” “angels among us” “hope is born”) Delivering candy canes with messages of… Continue Reading Advent Resources for Churches & Families

Redeeming the Season

Uncertain times present an opportunity for “redeeming the season,” says Bishop David Bard. He adds, “Redeeming the season remembers that we are involved in a long work.” BISHOP DAVID BARD Michigan Area A favorite Bible study method for me involves comparing various English translations and renditions of a passage of Scripture. Doing so reminds me… Continue Reading Redeeming the Season

Make Change Part of Your Church DNA

The REACH Summit on Oct. 24 is the beginning of a year-long relationship of ongoing support through a REACH Network Group or coaching. Serious about change? Register now.   Computers need them. So do smartphones. Churches do, too. Updates help people and operating systems boost functionality without slowing down. That’s how the Rev. Andy Lee… Continue Reading Make Change Part of Your Church DNA