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July 2019

Greater Southwest District Baseball Game

July 28, 2019 @ 3:05 pm - 5:00 pm
Homer Stryker Field, 251 Mills St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49048 United States
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$9

Join United Methodists from around the District at a Kalamazoo Growlers Baseball game July 28 at 3:05pm. Tickets are $9 and include: -Personal Reserved Bleacher Ticket -Fun Promotions and Events Pre-Game and During the Game -Free Kalamazoo Growlers Hat Optional: $14 also includes a meal voucher (hot dog, chips, water) Easy online ordering lets you choose your seat.   GrowlersTickets.com   Promo Code: UMCTICKETS Download the flyer TICKETS AND INFORMATION: Contact CJ Hurley - 269.470.7716, CJ@GrowlersBaseball.com All sales are final. No exchanges or… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Baseball Game

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August 2019

2019 UMC Administrative Assistant Annual Retreat

August 24, 2019 @ 8:00 am - August 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Kettunen Center, 14901 4H Drive
Tustin, MI 49688 United States
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This year this is just a little bit different.  Our retreat is being held on a Saturday/Sunday and it is at the end of summer.  With these changes we are offering more time for "R.E.S.T." and Fun! Guest Speaker:  Robyn Dykstra Come Renew your soul Educate your mind Fill your Spiritual tank and enjoy fellowship Together Click here for more information. Register by August 1, 2019  

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October 2019

Communicating Your Faith Story

October 1, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation, 2350 Ring Rd N
Kalamazoo, MI 49006 United States
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Communicating Your Faith Story will teach how to effectively communicate in today’s society and to equip your faith community to share transforming stories.

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Greater Southwest District FALL 2019 Lay Servant Courses

October 19, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2019

South Haven: First UMC, 429 Michigan Ave
South Haven, MI 49090 United States
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Register now for the Greater Southwest District Fall 2019 Lay Servant Courses at South Haven: First United Methodist Church

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November 2019

Greater Southwest District Conference 2019

November 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Portage Chapel Hill UMC, 7028 Oakland Dr
Portage, MI 49024 United States

The 2019 Greater Southwest District Conference and Training Day features workshops focused on best practices for local churches. We have several of our Michigan Conference specialists coming to offer their insight into what works for ministry with children and youth. We’ll also have workshops on how your church can be in ministry with our growing Hispanic population. In addition you’ll have opportunity to hear one of our long time Conference consultants offer their views on best practices for conflict management… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Conference 2019

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February 2020

Preparing for Disaster webinar

February 22, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
UMCOR brings hope to disaster victims

A free "Preparing for Disaster" webinar will be held Sat, Feb 22 from 10-11:30am. This webinar is presented by the Conference Disaster Response Team. Presenters will be Dan O'Malley, Conference Disaster Response Coordinator, Dave Morton, District Coordinator, and Nancy Money, Conference Disaster Recovery Coordinator. Topics to be covered are: United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Disaster Response, ministry and caring of congregations experiencing a disaster and disaster recovery. Persons registering ahead of time will be sent a pre-event packet via email… Continue Reading Preparing for Disaster webinar

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May 2020

Greater Southwest District Webinar: Solutions to Connect and Disciple Your Church Members Virtually

May 19, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Right now, you’re providing worship alternatives, maintaining community, and providing care to meet the growing needs of your people. But you’re also looking at “What’s next?” Join Mike Morley (Michigan Conference Cokesbury Resource Consultant) and Aaron Harris (Amplify Specialist for Cokesbury) for a special webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. We will discuss the resource needs of our churches during COVID-19 and recommend some tools that may be of use to your ministry now and in the future.… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Webinar: Solutions to Connect and Disciple Your Church Members Virtually

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August 2020

JFON-Kalamazoo Training

August 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Please join Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON-Kalamazoo) for a virtual training event on Wednesday, August 26, from 6-7:30pm. JFON-Kalamazoo provides free immigration legal services to low-income refugees and immigrants in the Southwestern region of Michigan. This training event is a special invitation to regional congregations and communities of faith that are interested in engaging and deepening support for our immigrant neighbors. During this virtual training event, we will briefly introduce JFON, discuss the basics of the immigration legal system and… Continue Reading JFON-Kalamazoo Training

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September 2020

CANCELLED – 2020 UMC Administrative Assistant Annual Retreat

September 26, 2020 @ 8:00 am - September 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Four Points by Sheraton, 4960 Towne Centre
Saginaw, 48604
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** This event has been cancelled.  Visit the Mi-AIM Website for updates ** Blooming Where We Are Planted We cannot care for one another without caring for ourselves. We will be exploring the ways to celebrate life, breathe through the hard times, and create a culture of joy through the community of faith and our relationship with Christ. We will discover ways to bloom and thrive where we are in each moment of our lives. Be prepared to laugh, cry… Continue Reading CANCELLED – 2020 UMC Administrative Assistant Annual Retreat

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October 2021

Greater Southwest District UMW Annual

October 2 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Allegan UMC, 409 Trowbridge
Allegan, MI 49010 United States
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$15

Come one, come all, and celebrate with us as we gather for our 1st in person event this year! Wear a mask, don’t wear a mask, whatever makes you feel safe unless you are unvaccinated then you need to wear a mask. We don’t want you catching that nasty Covid variant. We will be singing, sharing, singing, getting reacquainted, singing, doing a little necessary business, singing, experiencing God singing, learning about missions, singing, eating, sharing in communion and of course… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District UMW Annual

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