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March 2020

Enneagram Journey

March 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every 3 weeks that begins at 6:30 pm on Monday, happening 12 times

Michigan Conference Center North, 1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 210
DeWitt, MI 48820 United States
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The Ennenagram Journey is a 12 session course designed to help church leaders, lay and clergy, grow in self-awareness, strengthen their gifts, and lead others with wisdom, patience and tolerance. Led by Laura Witkowski, Associate Director of Lay Leadership Development and Jennifer Browne, Director of Clergy Excellence. 12 sessions, Mondays, 6:30 -8:30 pm, once every three weeks, beginning October 14. Registration is closed. Questions may be sent to: jbrowne@michiganumc.org or lwitkowski@michiganumc.org

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New Beginnings

March 14
Mt. Pleasant First UMC, 400 S. Main St.
Mt. Pleasant,

FOR CLERGY AND CHURCHES TRANSITIONING APPOINTMENTS Are you being sent to a new church?  Is your church receiving a new pastor? Come learn and share with others how to make a healthy transition. First United Methodist Church of Mt. Pleasant March 14 & 31 April 23 & 25 Download the flyer for more information >>>

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Basic Lay Servant Training – Northern Skies District

March 14 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie Central UMC, 111 E. Spruce St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 United States
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A Basic Lay Servant training course is being offered at Sault Ste. Marie Central UMC on March 14th and 21st from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This course is required for anyone wishing to become a Certified Lay Servant, and is also excellent for new persons in a congregation and those in leadership positions. Registration form available here: http://mqtdistrict.com/Registration.pdf  

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Basic Lay Servant Training – Northern Skies District

March 21 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, repeating until March 21, 2020

Sault Ste. Marie Central UMC, 111 E. Spruce St.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783 United States
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A Basic Lay Servant training course is being offered at Sault Ste. Marie Central UMC on March 14th and 21st from 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM. This course is required for anyone wishing to become a Certified Lay Servant, and is also excellent for new persons in a congregation and those in leadership positions. Registration form available here: http://mqtdistrict.com/Registration.pdf  

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Covenant Discipleship Workshop-Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns

March 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Trinity United Methodist Church-Grand Rapids, 1100 Lake Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 United States
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The event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for a later date. Covenant Discipleship is a proven and effective method of making disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. A Covenant Discipleship group is 5-7 people who meet one hour each week for mutual accountability and support for their discipleship. The March 21 workshop will equip you with the basic knowledge and resources needed to form and support covenant discipleship groups in your congregation. Please RSVP by calling the Trinity church office at 616.456.7168.

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Trauma Informed Training

March 21 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wesley Campus Ministry at MSU, 1118 S. Harrison Rd.
East Lansing, MI 48823 United States
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$10.00

Trauma Informed Ministry is the basic concept of understanding the people in our lives who have experienced trauma and how that shapes their interactions within the church and society. It helps us develop programming in the church that meets their true needs, not just felt or understood needs, and re-frame language that may be triggering or upsetting. It also helps us understand how to identify trauma and help our congregation identify it within themselves and develop resilience and skills to… Continue Reading Trauma Informed Training

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The Courage To Lead Retreat for Clergy Leaders of the Michigan Conference

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - March 27 @ 12:00 pm
St. Francis Retreat Center, 703 E. Main Street
DeWitt, MI 48820 United States
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Embracing True Self and True Callings Clergy leaders of the Michigan Conference are invited to a 3-day retreat to restore yourself and renew your practice of ministry through confidential and courageous conversation. In a community of colleagues, through individual reflection, small group conversation, plenary discussion, and guided facilitation, you will have the opportunity to uncover your deepest sense of self and truest sense of callings. It is from this place, our “true north,” that we grow to lead authentically, serve… Continue Reading The Courage To Lead Retreat for Clergy Leaders of the Michigan Conference

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EWD – 2020 Youth Lay Servant & Beginning Leadership Training Weekend

March 27 @ 7:00 pm - March 29 @ 12:00 pm
$45.00

East Winds District 2020 Youth Lay Servant & Beginning Leadership Training Weekend March 27 - 29, 2020 Snover: Heritage UMC:  3329 Washington, Snover, MI 48472     Cost: $45.00 each: Grants available Registration Deadline: March 15, 2020 Check in: Friday, March 27, 2020 @ 7:00pm Youth Led Worship: Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 10:40 am (family & friends invited) Check out: Sunday, March 29, 2020 @ 12:00pm     CLASSES OFFERED Beginning Leadership Training:  For youth 5th-8th grade Youth Lay Servant: Open to youth 9th-12th grade: confirmed in the United Methodist Church… Continue Reading EWD – 2020 Youth Lay Servant & Beginning Leadership Training Weekend

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Clarkston UMC: Early Response Team Training

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346 United States
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Early Response Teams (ERT) are an active part of the United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) program. The ERT program trains individuals to go into a community or area after a disaster has hit to help people begin the process of putting their lives back in order.  ERT teams follow emergency responders work and the authorization of the District Emergency Management Agency. The work of the ERT is to “Be a Caring Christian Presence in the aftermath of a disaster”.… Continue Reading Clarkston UMC: Early Response Team Training

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Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

March 28 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd.
Clarkston, MI 48346 United States
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The Volunteer in Mission Training looks at the preparation before, time spent on site, and reflection after the team returns as well as paperwork, registrations, and insurance requirements for travel.  Teams or individuals looking at domestic or international mission work should consider this training to prepare their team for the mission journey.  Training is required for VIM Scholarships and recommended for VIM team leaders (Foreign and Domestic)  Where: Clarkston UMC, 6600 Waldon Rd., MI 48346 When: SaturdayMarch 28, 2020; 8:30AM… Continue Reading Volunteer in Mission Training – Clarkston UMC

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