There are five ways to support mission during the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference. Make a difference in the state and around the world.
Number 1: The Traditional Offering
The traditional opening worship offering will benefit our covenant partners, The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Liberia Annual Conference. Bishop Bard has designated a 10% tithe of the Annual Conference Offering to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people through UMCOR International Disaster Relief and Recovery.
Haiti: Haitian Assets for Peace International (Advance #3020490) will receive 45% of the total offering. The Michigan Haiti Covenant Partnership invites support for the work in Mizak (South Central Haiti). HAPI empowers women and girls by providing health services through the Start Right program, providing maternity care, and vocational training to alleviate poverty and save lives.
Liberia: Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village in Liberia (Advance #11820A) will receive 45% of the total offering. The funds provide basic needs, education, counseling, and healthcare to orphaned children.
UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery: The Bishop’s Tithe of 10% of the total offering provides humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country through Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “AC Offering” in the memo line. Bring your check to Opening Worship on Thursday, June 2, or mail your check to: Michigan Conference Center North, 1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820
Donate online: Pay with debit or credit card via PayPal. Offerings received via PayPal cannot be credited toward church giving for this event. DONATE
Number 2: 5K for Child Hunger Relief in Michigan
Walk, Run, Ride or Wag and raise money to relieve child hunger and food insecurity in Michigan. Funds raised through registration or donation will be distributed to all counties in Michigan. All participants get a T-shirt. Running hats and pet bandanas are available, too. For more information about the 5K click here
Register you or your group, or donate directly: DONATE & REGISTER
Child Hunger Resources Click here
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “5K/Child Hunger” in the memo line. Follow the check guidelines above.
Number 3: Golf Scramble for Campus Ministries
Tee off on June 2 at 9:00 a.m. at Grand Traverse Resort! Ten holes for $65, all proceeds go to campus ministries in The Michigan Conference. Read more Click here REGISTER
Number 4: Ministerial Education Fund (MEF)
This offering is received during The Service of Commissioning and Ordination. Funds received assist seminary students with educational expenses. DONATE
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “MEF” in the memo line. Follow the check guidelines above.
Number 5: Collect Relief Supplies
The Midwest Distribution Center truck returns to the Annual Conference parking lot! Compile Flood Cleaning Buckets, Personal Dignity Kits, or Feminine Hygiene Kits and bring them to Annual Conference. It’s preferred that all kits are complete and packed in a box. The truck will be available to receive supplies all day Thursday and Friday and Saturday until noon. The truck will be stationed near the front entrance of Grand Traverse Resort, by the Plaza (white tent). Download the kit content below.
Flood Bucket Cleaning Kit
Personal Dignity Kit
Feminine Hygiene Kit
For more information about any of these giving opportunities, please contact Conference Events Planner Nancy Arnold at [email protected]