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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.

The Great Commission means us!

Hands fulfill the great commission

Laura Witkowski asks, “It is possible that we have focused more on the making rather than the being” of discipleship? She invites all to a Zoom conversation on the Great… Continue Reading The Great Commission means us!

Watch NCJ Conference live Nov. 10-11

NCJ Conference logo 2021

Michigan Conference delegation co-chairs Laura Witkowski and the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai, comment on the upcoming session of the NCJ Conference, November 10-11, 2021.

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.

Young adults serve through MI-1

MI-1 serves at NOAH

The Michigan Conference has long been a leader in leadership development with young adults. A new program, MI-1, provides 18 to 28-year-olds opportunities for service. 

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.

Board of Laity offers $300 grants

Grant for training

Cultivate and expand your skills and resource your ministry with a grant from the Michigan Conference Board of Laity. Apply before October 1, 2021.

Engaging in justice and mission

Kennetha Bigham-Tsai shared scripture

The June 4, 2021 session of the Michigan Annual Conference featured various reports with a focus on Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism, justice, mission, and Michigan Conference’s connection to United Methodists around the globe.

‘More than JUST a lay person’

Lay person and campus director Derrick Scott

Derrick Scott, Executive Director of Campus to City Wesley Foundation, came from Florida to Michigan to talk about the lay person as a “gospel on the ground.”

Michigan delegation affirms GC delay

Michigan receives a new bishop in 2016

In a meeting on March 13, the Michigan Delegation contemplated the impacts of postponement of the General Conference and offered support for the contextual ministry of the church.

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