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

2020 Conference Journal Now Available

Print copies of the 2020 Michigan Annual Conference Journal are now available from Amazon at the cost of $15.90 per copy (plus taxes and shipping). Each year the Michigan Conference publishes the reports and records of our activities for the previous conference year. The United Methodist Discipline requires us to keep an exact record of… Continue Reading 2020 Conference Journal Now Available

Summer Camp is Waiting for You!

Friendships, fun, games and new adventures! Singing, campfires, evenings under the stars! God is here!  Read more >>>

Children’s Ministry Updates

A couple of updates from Children’s Initiatives: May e-newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/michiganumc.org/may21-childrens-ministry-e-newsletter (includes upcoming Zooms, information about VBS, Pentecost, and more) Summer of Kindness Resource for families: a downloadable pdf with Bible stories, wondering questions, prayer, activities, as well as digital playlists are available here: https://michiganumc.org/2021-summer-of-kindness/ Discipleship Mini-Grants are available. More information is available here: https://michiganumc.org/grantscesunday/ The application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxY_HYeEtNF5WsXVj0j6YdOOOuCfI4NoUBxZTVBKZVYP4WuA/viewform… Continue Reading Children’s Ministry Updates

Oberammergau Passion Play

Join Bishop Bard on the European Tour in 2022.  2022 Oberammergau Passion Play & European Capitals Tour with the Michigan Annual Conference Read more >>>

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