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Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

Register NOW for the Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference – August 4-7, 2019 You are invited to register for an outstanding continuing education opportunity.  The United Methodist Foundation of Michigan, along with several other United Methodist Foundations throughout the Midwest, has partnered with Lakeside Chautauqua for the past few years in a multi-day learning… Continue Reading Lakeside Chautauqua Stewardship & Generosity Conference

Spring means new appointments

Roadsign saying Change Just Ahead

It’s the season for the Cabinet to announce appointment changes. New Beginnings training helps pastors and churches in their transition. Here are the dates. 

Bishop gathers clergy in Midland

Bishop Bard with Michigan clergy

  Clergy from across The Michigan Conference filled the sanctuary of Midland First UMC last Saturday. It was a time of worship, witness and listening. 

Michigan Clergy Spouse – Winter Retreat 2019

MiCS – The Michigan Clergy Spouse Association’s Winter Retreat 2019 will be held at Cran-Hill Ranch, 14444 17 Mile Rd, Rodney, MI 49342. Activities include: Tubing & Sledding – Free Ice Skating – $1/hour for skate rental or free if you bring your own skates Snowshoeing – $3/hour for snowshoe rental or free if you… Continue Reading Michigan Clergy Spouse – Winter Retreat 2019

Never too late to thank your pastor

October is Pastor Appreciation Month. There are still a few days left to thank your pastor and share your support  for his or her leadership. 

Traps for clergy on the move

In a few short weeks pastors and congregations will be starting their new relationships together.

PKs as preachers

When Preachers’ Kids are ordained, are they “following in their parents’ footsteps?” Not exactly.

Easton, Fredith

We extend our condolences to the family and friends of Fredith Easton who died on February 19, 2018 in Traverse City, Michigan at the age of 96. Fredith was preceded in death by her husbands Clifford Somerville and Rev. Walter Easton, retired West Michigan Conference clergy.  Visitation will be held at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home at 305… Continue Reading Easton, Fredith

MI Clergy Spouse Association – February Meeting

Upcoming Events  February Meeting: February 24th, noon at the Conference Office in Lansing (email to RSVP)   Annual Conference Luncheon: Stay tuned for more details about date and time but hope you can join us to meet and catch up with other spouses   Retreat: Planning is underway for a weekend retreat   Other Ideas? We are… Continue Reading MI Clergy Spouse Association – February Meeting

GR Metro Ministry Annual Meeting & Hands-On Ministry Showcase

This is a GREAT opportunity to learn about the work being done locally and how you can get involved. Plus, it’s a great way to network with all the wonderful folks who are working to be the hands and feet of Jesus in the Grand Rapids area. Continue Reading GR Metro Ministry Annual Meeting & Hands-On Ministry Showcase

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