Hand of businesswoman watering concept of business plan and strategy
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Submit completed forms to Rick Gorham via postal mail: Rick Gorham, 13539 S. Rainbow Drive, Gregory, MI 48137, or email email@example.com.
Heritage District Youth Ministry Discipleship Grants
COVID-19 continues to present opportunities for new and different ways of youth ministry. The Heritage District is pleased to offer grants for local United Methodist Churches in Michigan in the Heritage District. This grant is intended to provide support to local churches as they re-imagine faith formation with youth. Each church may receive one grant of up to $300. Grants may be used for supplies, postage to send faith formation materials home, digital curriculum, Lent/Easter/Summer programming, etc. that support or enhance creative faith formation. Contact Rev. Mary Hagley firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Apply here: https://forms.gle/yWSDBW2Qg2fg323A9
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 our Annual Conference proceedings. Each General, Jurisdictional, and Central Conference also keeps an official record of its proceedings.
April 17 at 10:00 am
This workshop is meant for clergy who are receiving new appointments in 2021, including those who are retiring, as well as for SPRC members and other leaders of churches receiving a new pastor. Read more >>>
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 sign was taken from the property of Asbury United Methodist Church. Similar signs were also taken from two other congregations in Washington, DC: Luther Place Lutheran Church and Metropolitan African Methodist Episcopal Church. We lament this horrific assault on the people of Asbury as well as the entire faith community.
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
A favorite Bible study method for me involves comparing various English translations and renditions of a passage of Scripture. Doing so reminds me that the Scriptures we read were not originally written in English, that language is complex and translation a creative activity, and that language is rich with nuance so that exploring various shades of meaning opens these texts to me in wonderfully new ways.
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 of Commerce United Methodist Church describes the REACH Movement, which includes the upcoming REACH Summit.
The REACH Movement was launched to help churches grow and multiply in a rapidly changing world.