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Principles and Directions for Re-opening UMC Facilities in Michigan

This publication was produced in consultation with Conference Staff, Michigan Public Health Advisors and based on recommendations provided by Federal and state public health officials (as of May 7, 2020).

The first part of the publication is reopening possibilities for the whole church. Addendum A, which starts on page 8, is considerations for reopening children's ministries.

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Children's Discipleship Ministries

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Need another resource?  Looking for advice? Please contact Kathy Pittenger.

Discipleship Grants

COVID-19 has created opportunities to do ministry in new and different ways. Many local churches also may have new financial challenges. This grant is intended to provide small grants to support local churches as they re-imagine faith formation with children, youth, and adults. This is a one-time grant per church of a maximum of $250. Grants may be used for things like materials, postage to send faith formation materials home, virtual VBS supplies, digital curriculum, etc. that support or enhance creative ministry. Grants will be reviewed as they are received. Questions may be directed to Rev. Kathy Pittenger at or 517.897.4483.

2 Ways to Apply:

Download the Michigan Conference Discipleship 2020 Microgrant Application and complete the application or use the button below to apply on-line.

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