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2024 Pre-Retirement Seminar

The Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, will be held October 14-15 2024. This seminar is designed to assist you in planning for your retirement. It is a cooperative project within the Michigan Conference, bringing together special skills and talents in retirement, financial planning,… Continue Reading 2024 Pre-Retirement Seminar

Disability Awareness Sunday

Michigan Conference Center 1011 Northcrest Rd., Lansing, MI, United States

HOW DO MY GIFTS SUPPORT DISABILITY AWARENESS SUNDAY? Does your congregation welcome individuals with disabilities? Are they involved in worship and other aspects of church life? Do they serve as greeters, ushers, liturgists, musicians and church committee members? Disability Awareness Sunday calls United Methodists to celebrate the gifts and graces of people with disabilities and… Continue Reading Disability Awareness Sunday

Seasoned Children’s Ministry Leader Cohort

The Seasoned Children’s Ministry Leader cohort is designed for leaders with 5+ years of ministry experience. We will have guest presenters and provide time for discussion among cohort members about specific topics and general ministry.  Facilitator: Rev. Kathy Pittenger Meeting Time: 4th Thursday of the month 10am-12pm (Eastern) on Zoom February – November (with a… Continue Reading Seasoned Children’s Ministry Leader Cohort

United Women in Faith – Conference Annual Meeting

Essexville: St. Luke's UMC 206 Scheurman, Bay City, United States

SAVE THE DATE! United Women in Faith is holding their Conference Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 29, 2024 at St. Luke's UMC in Essexville, MI. Check back soon for more details.

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

Event Series Timely Topics & Faith Formation Cohort

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

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

Event Series Seasoned Faith Formation Leaders 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

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