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Event Series Family Systems Co-Learner Peer Group

Family Systems Co-Learner Peer Group

Zoom Virtual Meeting

To be human is to be in relationships.  This interactive family systems group will help you explore big picture thinking by viewing our relationships through a “systems thinking” lens.  In our relationships we can experience the very best of ourselves and the very worst.  Understanding systems helps us manage ourselves and others in stressful situations,… Continue Reading Family Systems Co-Learner Peer Group

Basic LSM Class

Lay Servant Ministries, of Central Bay District, invites you to attend a class that introduces you to Lay Speaking/Lay Servant Ministry. God calls us all to a life of servanthood as disciples of Jesus Christ. This class will give you an opportunity to explore all the possibilities of ministry and service within the United Methodist… Continue Reading Basic LSM Class

Timely Topics & Faith Formation Cohort


The Timely Topics cohort will focus on topics like: Trauma Informed Ministry, Anti-Racism, Enneagram and Ministry, Mental Health, and Neurodivergent Ministry. Each month will be a different topic with a presentation and discussion.  Facilitator: Erica Kozlowski Meeting Time: 1st Thursday of the month from 9:30am-11:30am on Zoom February – November (with a break for the… Continue Reading Timely Topics & Faith Formation Cohort

Spiritual Growth Retreat

Comfort Inn, Manistique MI

SPIRITUAL GROWTH RETREAT in person at the Comfort Inn, in Manistique, Michigan. The speaker will be Kathy Freeland. More details soon... Click  HERE  for registration form..

Event Series Lifelong Faith Formation Cohort

Lifelong Faith Formation Cohort

The Lifelong Faith Formation cohort is designed to guide churches in envisioning and implementing a lifelong faith formation plan. John Roberto will walk cohort members through different models and approaches, building blocks for a plan, and resources for capacity building. Facilitator: John Roberto Meeting Time: Wednesday at 10am (Eastern) Jan. 10, Feb. 7, March 6,… Continue Reading Lifelong Faith Formation Cohort

Seasoned Faith Formation Leaders Cohort


A cohort for experienced faith formation leaders who work with all ages (an emphasis on ministry with children, youth, and families) with a blend of guest speakers and discussion.  Facilitator: Sherry Stone Meeting Time: 2nd Thursday of the month from 10a-12p (Eastern) on Zoom February-November (with a break for the summer) Registration Fee: $299/$399 (MIUMC/non-MIUMC)… Continue Reading Seasoned Faith Formation Leaders Cohort

Foundations of Children’s Ministry Cohort


This cohort focuses on basics of children’s ministry. There will be a blend of presentations on topics and cohort discussion. Topics may include: choosing and working with curriculum, planning and organizing your year, milestones, etc. Facilitator: Rev. Carol Van Buskirk Meeting Time: 2nd Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm (Eastern) on Zoom February-November (with a… Continue Reading Foundations of Children’s Ministry Cohort

Connectional Ministries Team Open Office Hours


Hello! Greetings from your new Connectional Ministries Team! Laura Witkowski, Kathy Pittenger, Lisa Batten and Naomi García are excited to extend an invitation to you for our upcoming Open Office Hours! The four of us will be on Zoom, in pairs, and we hope you’ll join us for engaging conversations, Q&A sessions, or just friendly… Continue Reading Connectional Ministries Team Open Office Hours

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