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February 2020

VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

February 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nardin Park United Methodist Church, 29887 W. 11 Mile Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48336 United States
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Join others, both seasoned and new VBS leaders, to share best practices, creative ideas, and prayer. Mike Morley, the Michigan Cokesbury Representative, will have several of the 2020 kits to preview and, if you wish, place your VBS materials order with discounts. There are three options to fit your schedule: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Georgetown UMC (Grand Rapids area) 10am - 12pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 Nardin Park UMC (Farmington Hills, Metro Detroit area) 10am - 12pm Wednesday, March 4,… Continue Reading VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview

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March 2020

VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview – Zoom (online)

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
MI United States

Join others, both seasoned and new VBS leaders, to share best practices, creative ideas, and prayer. Mike Morley, the Michigan Cokesbury Representative, will have several of the 2020 kits to preview and, if you wish, place your VBS materials order with discounts. There are three options to fit your schedule: Saturday, February 22, 2020 Georgetown UMC (Grand Rapids area) 10am - 12pm Saturday, February 29, 2020 Nardin Park UMC (Farmington Hills, Metro Detroit area) 10am - 12pm Wednesday, March 4,… Continue Reading VBS Best Practices Workshop and Kit Preview – Zoom (online)

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Trauma Informed Training

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wesley Campus Ministry at MSU, 1118 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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$10.00

Trauma Informed Ministry is the basic concept of understanding the people in our lives who have experienced trauma and how that shapes their interactions within the church and society. It helps us develop programming in the church that meets their true needs, not just felt or understood needs, and re-frame language that may be triggering or upsetting. It also helps us understand how to identify trauma and help our congregation identify it within themselves and develop resilience and skills to… Continue Reading Trauma Informed Training

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Clarkston UMC: Early Response Team Training

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346 United States
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Early Response Teams (ERT) are an active part of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program. The ERT program trains individuals to go into a community or area after a disaster has hit to help people begin the process of putting their lives back in order.  ERT teams follow emergency responders work and the authorization of the District Emergency Management Agency. The work of the ERT is to “Be a Caring Christian Presence in the aftermath of a disaster”.… Continue Reading Clarkston UMC: Early Response Team Training

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Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346 United States
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The Volunteer in Mission Training looks at the preparation before, time spent on site, and reflection after the team returns as well as paperwork, registrations, and insurance requirements for travel.  Teams or individuals looking at domestic or international mission work should consider this training to prepare their team for the mission journey.  Training is required for VIM Scholarships and recommended for VIM team leaders (Foreign and Domestic)  Where: Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd., MI 48346 When: SaturdayMarch 28, 2020; 8:30AM… Continue Reading Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

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April 2020

Keep Making Peace 2020 – CANCELLED

April 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
University UMC, 1120 S Harrison Rd,
East Lansing, MI 48823
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18th Annual Keep Making Peace Humble Courage ~ Fierce Love ~ Prophetic Zeal Saturday, April 4, 2020 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. University United Methodist Church 1120 South Harrison Road • East Lansing, MI 48823 Register online at msuwesley.org/kmp2020 Early Bird Discount ends March 23 Coffee, juice, etc. at 9:00 and a vegetarian lunch are included View presenter information and schedule ** THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. CHECK WITH ORGANIZER FOR MORE INFORMATION AND A POSSIBLE RESCHEDULE **

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Spring Sabbath Rest – Lake Huron Retreat Center

April 13 @ 10:00 am - April 14 @ 4:00 pm
Lake Huron Retreat Center, 8794 Lakeshore Road
Burtchville, MI 48059 United States

Everyone needs time to recharge.  This retreat experience, offered quarterly, is designed for guests to use the time however needed.  Spend time in scripture reading and prayer.  Bring your journal and experience quiet contemplation.  Rest and renew your spirit by taking a walk on the beach or sitting by the fireplace.  Enjoy community fellowship during meal times.  Your time is your own! Dietary needs can be easily accommodated by contacting the Center Office in advance (810-327-6272). REGISTER HERE

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Pipes and – CANCELLED

April 17 @ 7:00 pm - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
Our Savior Luthern Church, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy
Lansing, MI 48917 United States
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The Michigan Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts is sponsoring a concert and a workshop in Lansing "Pipes and Bells".  Come study the heavy Metal of your choice! Join us Friday,  April 17th for a Concert featuring the Capital City Ringers and Organisty  John Horak. Saturday workshops with the Capital City Ringers and Organist. Download workshop information Deadline to register: Monday, April 13, 2020 Questions: Call Shelia at 269-908-0509 Mail Registrations and payment to:… Continue Reading Pipes and – CANCELLED

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Roots and Branches History Convocation – CANCELLED

April 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Clarke Historical Library Central Michigan University, 250 East Preston St.
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859 United States
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The Roots and Branches History Convocation scheduled for Saturday April 18 has been cancelled.  The Historical Society will still accept applications for your church's Longevity Certificate for anniversaries in 2020. Click here to access certificates; send it to Diana Miller by April 9. The certificates will be sent to the churches and the recognitions will be listed on the Historical Society website.    

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The Art of Hospitality

April 23 - April 24

Registration is open for The Art of Hospitality Conference held April 23 – 24, 2020 at The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection. The conference takes place at Church of the Resurrection’s Leawood, KS Campus and focuses on the ministry of welcome and intentional hospitality. Participants will learn key principles and methods key to becoming an outwardly focused church, including: attracting visitors, effective follow-up and volunteer training. Featured Speakers, Executive Director Debi Nixon and Senior Director Yvonne Gentile, co-authors of The Art of… Continue Reading The Art of Hospitality

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