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
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.
Clergy, churches and lay members to Annual Conference are responsible for ordering their own journal. The 2018 Journal is not complete. To order a 2017 West Michigan Conference Journal Vol. 2 please visit: www.createspace.com/7834488.
In the Detroit Annual Conference, clergy, churches and lay members to Annual Conference are responsible for ordering their own journal or downloading a copy. The 2018 Journal is not complete. To order a 2017 Detroit Conference Journal Volume 2, please visit: www.createspace.com/7686679
2017 West Michigan downloadable PDF
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
2017 Detroit Annual Conference PDF
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