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Meeting Planning

The United Methdist Church
Design Team MEeting

Meetings at the Ministry Center

United Methodists are a connectional denomination. We like to meet! With COVID and other concerns, such as the cost of time and travel to get to the conference center, we advise that all groups default to online meetings.  However, we understand there are times when relationship building is necessary, and you need to meet in person.

All conference boards and agencies should continue to gather virtually as frequently as possible.

Space is available at the Ministry Center, and we welcome your inquiries, but staff support is limited. Please contact us to learn if in-person meetings are possible and what expectations are in place. 

Meeting Rooms

Assembly Room - accommodates up to 100 people.
Sound system
Speaker phone
Virtual meeting

Meeting Room - accommodates up to 30 people.
Video Screen
Speaker phone
Virtual meeting

Conference Room - accommodates up to 12 people.
Speaker phone
Virtual meeting

To Schedule a Meeting

Please contact Yolanda Thomas, 517-347-4030 or [email protected] to inquire about a room reservation at our Northcrest Rd. Ministry Center.

When making a request, please have the following information available:
• Date and time of meeting
• Duration of meeting
• Number of participants
• Administrative and technical needs
• Food and beverage plans

Room Use Policies

  • Rooms are available Monday - Thursday, 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM. The office does not host meetings on Fridays or weekends.
  • Room set-up and clean-up are the responsibility of the visiting group. Please ensure that group members are assigned to these tasks in advance of your meeting date. Cleaning supplies will be available. Please plan for the time and personnel needed to return your meeting space to its original condition.
  • Meals, snacks, and beverages are the responsibility of each group. Please ask for a list of caterers. Most food delivery companies require 24 hour notice.
  • Virtual technology is available. Unfortunately, tech support is not. Please call at least 7 days in advance if assistance is required, at the expense of your group.
  • Please arrive with prepared meeting materials for handouts. Office equipment and supplies are for the use of the staff.
  • The break room, Episcopal, and other office areas are private and not intended as communal space. Out of respect for those working in these areas, please do not enter without an appointment.
  • Please call to reserve or cancel any meeting.
  • In the event of inclement weather, the building will close. If Lansing District Schools are closed due to weather, all conference offices are closed. No notice will be sent to cancel your meeting. Check the conference Facebook page and website for details.

Last Updated on January 30, 2024

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