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  Submit completed forms to Rick Gorham via postal mail: Rick Gorham, 13539 S. Rainbow Drive, Gregory, MI  48137, or email

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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 for more information.  Apply here:

These grants are different from the Michigan Conference Discipleship Grants, which are still available here: