Save the Date!

New Heritage District Organization Celebration August 13 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm Jackson First UMC

Ways to Support UM Campus Ministry

The Michigan Conference’s Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry speaks out in solidarity for all Michigan campus ministries and calls on United Methodists across the state to pray for all young people and to reach out to the closest campus ministry to see how best to support them. Read more >>>

Stay UMC

We hear you.  We are here for you. We know this may be a painful time for you and other United Methodists.  Your church may have voted or plans to vote to leave the denomination. As a devoted United Methodist, the disaffiliation process may make you feel you like  you no longer have a church… Continue Reading Stay UMC

Dar is Retiring!

Celebrate with us Sunday, June 25 3:00 – 5:00 Saline: First UMC There will be a short program followed by fellowship time and snacks.  There will be a box for cards to wish Dar well and express gratitude for her work.

MI AC 2023 Information

SAVE THE DATES The annual Conference will begin with Clergy Session on Thursday, June 1 (Clergy and BOM only). Conference Opening Worship and Memorial Service for all members begins Friday, June 2, at 1:00 pm., and Annual Conference concludes at 5:00 pm Sunday, June 4.  Save these dates now.  In addition, members of the Annual… Continue Reading MI AC 2023 Information

Financial Assistance, Grants and HD Ministry Shares

2023 HD Ministry Shares >>> The Heritage District Finance Committee, under the leadership of District Superintendent Rev. LuAnn Rourke, uses district ministry shares to offer financial assistance and grants.  For questions or assistance contact Rick Gorham at [email protected]  Submit completed forms to Rick Gorham via postal mail: Rick Gorham, 13539 S. Rainbow Drive, Gregory, MI … Continue Reading Financial Assistance, Grants and HD Ministry Shares

MI Conference and Heritage District Ministry Shares

Announcing 2023 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… 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

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