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Journal

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The Journal is the responsibility of the Annual Conference Secretary, Joy Barrett 

 

Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses

Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses of the Michigan Conference are entitled to receive one free journal of either the Detroit or West Michigan Conference. Your actual order will then be placed by the Michigan Conference Staff and you will receive your copy in the mail. Orders will be placed upon completion of the Detroit and West Michigan Conference Journals

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2018 Journals

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

Because the Michigan Conference does not start operating as a single corporate entity until January 1, 2019, the Annual Conference Journal Committee will produce individual editions for the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences. 

A team of dedicated volunteers take down accurate reports of each plenary session during annual conference

Who receives a journal?

Anyone can order a copy of the journal and you can download a free PDF. Local churches and clergy are responsible for ordering their own copy.  See instructions below on how to order to download or order a 2017 Detroit or West Michigan Journal. The 2018 Journal is not complete at this time.

Retired Clergy and Surviving Spouses of both Conferences are entitled to receive one free journal. Use the button at left to order. Members of the Committee on Nominations and Committee on Rules will receive a Journal, no order is necessary.

West Michigan 2018

Clergy, churches and lay members to Annual Conference are responsible for ordering their own journal.  To order a 2018 West Michigan Conference Journal Vol. 2  please visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1796835617

Detroit 2018

In the Detroit Annual Conference, clergy, churches and lay members to Annual Conference are responsible for ordering their own journal or downloading a copy.  To order a 2018 Detroit Conference Journal Volume 2, please visit: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1793367264

West Michigan 2017

 To order a 2017 West Michigan Conference Journal Vol. 2  please visit: www.createspace.com/7834488.

Detroit 2017

 To order a 2017 Detroit Conference Journal Volume 2, please visit: www.createspace.com/7686679

2018 West Michigan downloadable PDF

2018 Journal Vol 1  All Pages
2018 Journal Vol 2  All Pages

Cover Pages

Pages 1-58 Officers_Camps_Personnel.pdf
Pages 59-118 Business of the AC and Daily Proceedings.pdf
Pages 119-146 Appointments.pdf
Pages 147-152 Reports.pdf
Pages 153-270 Legislation.pdf
Pages 271-292 Financial Policies.pdf
Pages 293-299 Memoirs and Historical Sessions.pdf
Pages 300-324 Addreses and Local Churches.pdf
Pages 325-428 Pastoral Records.pdf
Pages 429-496 Church Pastoral Histories.pdf
Pages 497-534 Treasurer Report-Audit.pdf
Pages 535-648 Statistics 2017 Tables.pdf
Pages 649-660 Ordination Photos_Maps_Index.pdf

 

2017 West Michigan downloadable PDF

2017 Journal Vol 1 _ All Pages
2017 Journal Vol 2 _ All Pages

Cover

Pages 1-48 Officers, Staff, Personnel
Pages 49-105 Business of the AC and Daily Proceedings
Pages 106-137 Appointments
Pages 138-145 Reports
Pages 146-314 Legislation
Pages 315-322 Memoirs and Historical Sessions
Pages 323-355 Old Organization Plan for 7/1/2017 to 7/1/2018
Pages 356-367 Rules of Order
Pages 368-380 Addresses
Pages 382-476 Pastoral Record
Pages 477-539 Church Pastoral Histories
Pages 540-579 Finance Reports
Pages 580-679 2016 Statistics Tables
Pages 680-688 Ordination Photos, Maps and Index

2018 Detroit Downloadable PDF

2018 Journal Vol 1 All Pages
2018 Journal Vol 2 All Pages

Cover Pages

Pages 1-62 Leadership
Pages 63-131 AC Proceedings and Business
Pages 132-164 Appointments and Missionaries
Pages 165-216 Audit, Financial Policies, 2019 Budget
Pages 217, 269-309 Resolutions, Cabinet Dean
Pages 218-268 Plan of Organization
Pages 310-312 Legal, Financial Task Force
Pages 313-326 Memoirs, Historical Record and Covenants
Pages 327-400 Churches Alpha List, Pastoral Histories
Pages 401-512 Pastoral Record
Pages 513-638 Statistics
Pages 639-644 Index and Directions

 

2017 Detroit Annual Conference PDF

2017 Journal Vol 1 _ All Pages
2017 Journal Vol 2 _ All Pages
Covers and Contacts 
Errata Page:  Missing information for Table 2 for 7 churches on the Saginaw Bay District.

Pgs 1-60 Leadership
Pgs 61-123 Annual Conference Proceedings and Business
Pgs 125-175 Appointments
NOTE:  Historical Reports are in Volume One above
Pgs 177-228 Audit, Financial Policies, 2017 Budget
Pgs 229-356 Resolutions, Dean of the Cabinet Report
Pgs 357-371 Memoirs Historical Record and Covenants
Pgs 372-536 Church and Pastoral Record
Pgs 537- 651 Statistics
Pgs 611-613  Missing information for Table 2 for 7 churches on the Saginaw Bay District.
Pgs 653-685 Standing Rules and Structure
Pgs 686-692 Index and Camps