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Preview the 2018 Annual Conference

The 2018 Michigan Annual Conference will be in session May 31-June 3 at Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, MI.

It’s time to look ahead to the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference, Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3, 2018 at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan.

The 2018 theme, “Ministry with*” will introduce a new model for mission for the Michigan Conference. TOM Talks (Transformational Outreach and Ministry) will demonstrate how to engage youth, schools, the poor, neighbors and even your church in mission during ten education sessions on Friday and Saturday.

The nine new districts will be another significant focus for members’ attention.

The Conference Program Committee listened carefully to feedback from those attending the 2017 Annual Conference. That input was overwhelmingly positive, however, adjustments have been made to reduce dinner costs, address more special dietary needs and reduced rates for hotel rooms. Specifics will be announced in January to aid churches in planning for participation by their pastor(s) and lay member(s).

Also by popular request, the pre-conference Golf Scramble and 5K Run-Walk-Bike will return on Wednesday, May 30, 1 pm and 4 pm respectively.

Highlights of the schedule (subject to change):

Thursday, May 31, 2018:

  • 10 am – noon Opening Worship/Memorial Service
  • 1:30 pm – 4 pm Clergy and Laity Sessions
  • 4:30 pm Organization of Conference
  • 7:30 pm – 9 pm Legislative Committees

Friday, June 1, 2018:

  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Worship
  • 10 am – noon TOM Talks
  • 2 pm – 6 pm TOM Talks and Legislation
  • Evening free with some onsite activities

Saturday, June 2, 2018:

  • 6:30 am – 8 am New District Breakfasts
  • 8:30 am – 9:30 am Worship
  • 10 am – noon TOM Talks and Legislation
  • 2 pm – 3:45 pm Celebrating the Journey of Ministry
  • 4:15 pm – 5:30 pm TOM Talks and Legislation
  • 7 pm Legislation

Sunday, June 3, 2018:

  • 9 am Devotions
  • 9:30 am – noon Cabinet Report, Appointment Setting, Prepare for General Conference 2019
  • 2 pm Ordination and Commissioning Service
  • 5 pm Conference adjourns

Directions on how to submit legislation to the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference will be released in January. The deadline for submitting items for consideration is February 15, 2018.

Registration will open mid-February, 2018. No room reservations may be made before that time. Members are asked to NOT contact Grand Traverse Resort to book a room.

The Program Committee stands ready to welcome you to another history-marking session of the Michigan Annual Conference.