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JFON-Kalamazoo Training

Please join Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON-Kalamazoo) for a virtual training event on Wednesday, August 26, from 6-7:30pm. JFON-Kalamazoo provides free immigration legal services to low-income refugees and immigrants in the Southwestern region of Michigan. This training event is a special invitation to regional congregations and communities of faith that are interested in engaging and… Continue Reading JFON-Kalamazoo Training

Greater Southwest District Webinar: Solutions to Connect and Disciple Your Church Members Virtually

Right now, you’re providing worship alternatives, maintaining community, and providing care to meet the growing needs of your people. But you’re also looking at “What’s next?” Join Mike Morley (Michigan Conference Cokesbury Resource Consultant) and Aaron Harris (Amplify Specialist for Cokesbury) for a special webinar on Tuesday, May 19 at 10:00 a.m. We will discuss… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Webinar: Solutions to Connect and Disciple Your Church Members Virtually

Julie Kline

From: Greater Southwest District — Kalamazoo: First UMC, Associate Pastor  To: Greater Southwest District — Kalamazoo: First UMC, Senior Pastor.  This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2020.

George Lawton

From: Retired Local Pastor  To: Greater Southwest District — Berrien County: Lakeside UMC, Local Pastor serving in retirement. This quarter-time appointment began December 1, 2019.     

Greater Southwest District Conference 2019

The 2019 Greater Southwest District Conference and Training Day features workshops focused on best practices for local churches. We have several of our Michigan Conference specialists coming to offer their insight into what works for ministry with children and youth. We’ll also have workshops on how your church can be in ministry with our growing… Continue Reading Greater Southwest District Conference 2019

Greater Southwest District FALL 2019 Lay Servant Courses

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Register now for the Greater Southwest District Fall 2019 Lay Servant Courses at South Haven: First United Methodist Church Continue Reading Greater Southwest District FALL 2019 Lay Servant Courses

Greater Southwest District FALL 2019 Lay Servant Courses

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Register now for the Greater Southwest District Fall 2019 Lay Servant Courses at South Haven: First United Methodist Church Continue Reading Greater Southwest District FALL 2019 Lay Servant Courses

Communicating Your Faith Story

Communicating Your Faith Story will teach how to effectively communicate in today’s society and to equip your faith community to share transforming stories. Continue Reading Communicating Your Faith Story

Intro to Asset Based Community Development

ABCD: When People Care Enough to Act

An introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) will be led by Deacon Sandra Bibilomo on Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 16 from 6:30-8pm at the Epworth House at Kalamazoo: Westwood UMC. ABCD is a powerful approach focused on discovering and mobilizing the resources that are already present in a community. The ABCD point of view encourages people to recognize… Continue Reading Intro to Asset Based Community Development

Intro to Asset Based Community Development

ABCD: When People Care Enough to Act

An introduction to Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) will be led by Deacon Sandra Bibilomo on Wednesdays, Sept 11-Oct 16 from 6:30-8pm at the Epworth House at Kalamazoo: Westwood UMC. ABCD is a powerful approach focused on discovering and mobilizing the resources that are already present in a community. The ABCD point of view encourages people to recognize… Continue Reading Intro to Asset Based Community Development