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Michigan Conference Journal

Each year the Michigan Conference publishes the reports and records of our activities for the previous conference year. The United Methodist Discipline, requires us to  keep an exact record of our Annual Conference proceedings. Each General, Jurisdictional, and Central Conference also keeps an official journal of its proceedings. 

Volume One (The historical reports) is available as PDF online only. 

Volume Two  (All  proceedings and other reports) is available for printing and as PDF.  See below for links.

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Whether the Annual Conference is in person or online, one thing you can count on ... the bishop will wear a colorful tie. The Lansing Public Media Center was the stage for the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference. ~ mic photo/Aaron Word

Who receives a journal?

Anyone can order a printed copy of the Annual Conference Journal and anyone can download a free PDF copy. Local churches and clergy are responsible for ordering their printed own copy.  See instructions below on how to download or order a "hard copy" of the Michigan Conference Journal.

Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses can download a PDF copy but will need to purchase their printed copy of the Journal. Use the Amazon order link below.

Michigan Conference 2021

Clergy, churches and lay members to Annual Conference are responsible for ordering their own printed copy of the journal. 

To order a 2021 Michigan Conference Journal Vol. 2  please visit: available to buy on Amazon

To get a PDF copy please use the links below.  The left mouse button should open a copy that you can save. If necessary use the right mouse button and save a copy to your computer.  In both cases you will need a PDF Reader to read the document.  A free reader is available at https://get.adobe.com/reader/

*Please Note: The following sections containing emails have been redacted/removed from the online PDF:

  • Part 1 of Business of the Annual Conference, pages 93-100
  • The following sections from pages 315-485:
    • Elected Laypersons on Conference Committees
    • Pastoral Service Record
    • Clergy on Honorable & Administrative Location Service Record
    • DSA Service Record
    • Diaconal Minister & Deaconess Service Record
  • Emails have been removed from the Church Pastoral Histories.

The complete, unredacted online version can be requested from Mike Mayo-Moyle at mmayomoyle@michiganumc.org.

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