HD Lay Servant Ministries Spring Classes

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs within the United Methodist connection. Find out about the Spring Class Offerings: Download the flyer >>>

Discern Your Call: CLM Discovery

Online Event February 16, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm Have you thought about your calling as a lay person lately? Maybe you are being called as a Certified Lay Minister? How is God calling you? Complete details will be available soon.

Youth 2023 in Daytona Beach

Every four years, United Methodist youth from across the connection gather for four days of discipleship, fun, and fellowship. Are your church’s youth ready to attend YOUTH 2023 in Daytona Beach, FL, from July 25 to 28? Read more >>>

The Future of the UMC

As the United Methodist Church waits for the next gathering of the global denomination in 2024, many are looking for answers about what may happen and the impact on their local church.  The Michigan Conference is committed to providing resources to help all congregations navigate this time of discernment and to provide care and support… Continue Reading The Future of the UMC

Financial Assistance, Connectional Grants 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 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  48137, or email [email protected] Application for… Continue Reading Financial Assistance, Connectional Grants and Youth Ministry Grants Available

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

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

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