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Tips for Annual Conference 2022

Friends greet at Annual Conference 2019

Annual Conference is coming June 2-4. Laura Witkowski understands that some are excited about annual conference and some are overwhelmed. She offers some tips from 22 years of personal experience.

Fulfilling the Great Commission | presented by the Board of Laity

Fulfilling the Great Commission laity event

The Board of Laity is excited to offer an event to equip and challenge laypersons in Michigan to live out the call of The Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20. This… Continue Reading Fulfilling the Great Commission | presented by the Board of Laity

The wonder of Christmas

Wonder of Advent for a child

There have been some bright spots of wonder in these months of pandemic. For Annette Erbes, those include “the unexpected gift of quality time with children.”

Gospel on the ground during COVID

Lent during COVID

Jesus has continued to move among United Methodists during the COVID era and Michigan’s laity have taken his message “just where people are” since March of 2020.

How lay equalization is fulfilled

Lay equalization brings people to Annual Conference

How can a layperson attend Annual Conference as a voting member? There are two ways — election by a local church or selection by the district for Lay Equalization.

Tools to report 2021 Annual Conference

Report worship and more

These videos, stories, and tips will help clergy and lay members of the 2021 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference prepare a report to the local church. Celebrate the United Methodist connection.

Rest & Renewal for Laity

When laity are involved in a day job, family life, friends and church volunteer work how do we rest and renew? That feels impossible to some of us. A Deacon… Continue Reading Rest & Renewal for Laity

Rest & Renewal for Laity

When laity are involved in a day job, family life, friends and church volunteer work how do we rest and renew? That feels impossible to some of us. A Deacon… Continue Reading Rest & Renewal for Laity

Rest & Renewal for Laity

When laity are involved in a day job, family life, friends and church volunteer work how do we rest and renew? That feels impossible to some of us. A Deacon… Continue Reading Rest & Renewal for Laity

State of the Michigan Conference

Conference began at 10 am June 4

On Friday, June 4, members of the 2021 Michigan Annual Conference heard reports about benefits, finances, strategic plans, lay empowerment, trustee matters, and camp operations.

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