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2020 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.

Bishop David Bard preaching about sowing
The 2020 Virtual Annual Conference theme was, "Sowing Seeds: Rooting, Tending, Reaping." Bishop David Bard's sermon for opening worship focused on soil work and seed work." ~ mic photo/Mark Doyal

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 2020 Michigan Conference Journal.

New in 2020: Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses can download a PDF copy but will need to purchase their printed copy of the 2020 Journal. Use the Amazon order link below.

Michigan Conference 2020

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

To order a 2020 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

Click here to to download 2020 Journal file

2020 Journal Cover

2020 Journal Vol. 1 Historical Reports