Imagination Day

Imagination Day November 12 9:00 am – 4:00 pm Plymouth First UMC Imagine New Ministries for Your Church Register individually or as a group.  Attend in-person or via Zoom. Complete details here: https://michiganumc.org/imagination_day/

Ways to Promote Readers to Leaders Campaign

Raising at least $600 to fund scholarships for children in Michigan and Liberia is doable thanks to these resources created for the Readers to Leaders campaign. Churches are invited to visit this web page containing resources to help churches promote and get involved in the Readers to Leaders fundraising campaign, which is raising money for scholarships to… Continue Reading Ways to Promote Readers to Leaders Campaign

2022 Church Conference and SPRC Information

2022 SPRC Church Conference details (Excel) >>> 2022 SPRC Church Conference details (pdf) >>> Use current year forms.  Submit forms via email attachment or drop box.   Churches and clergy (DSA’s) have separate drop boxes.    Email me for the drop box link.  Email forms and information to church leaders if you have September SPRC and Church Conferences.  Completed… Continue Reading 2022 Church Conference and SPRC Information

Lay Servant Ministries Fall Classes

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. Lay Servant ministries can be a significant component of any discipleship… Continue Reading Lay Servant Ministries Fall Classes

Financial Assistance and Youth Ministry Grants Available

The Heritage District Finance Committee, under the leadership of District Superintendent Rev. LuAnn Rourke, uses district ministry shares to offer financial assistance.  For questions or assistance contact Rick Gorham at rtgorham@chartmi.net.  Submit completed forms to Rick Gorham via postal mail: Rick Gorham, 13539 S. Rainbow Drive, Gregory, MI  48137, or email rtgorham@chartmi.net. Application for Financial Assistance… Continue Reading Financial Assistance and Youth Ministry Grants Available

MI Conference and Heritage District Ministry Shares

Your Heritage District Ministry shares support two key areas.  The majority goes back to the local churches through grants and support of programs for youth, leadership and lay servant ministries.  The remaining portion funds expenses necessary to maintain essential items in the district:  treasurer, updating e-news and Facebook plus support for other district-wide initiatives. 2022… Continue Reading MI Conference and Heritage District Ministry Shares

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