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Robert D. Nystrom

From: Northern Waters District — Alpena: First UMC … To: Northern Skies District — Alpena: First and Spratt UMCs. This full-time appointment begins July 1, 2023.

Jon W. Gougeon

From: Retirement … To: Northern Skies District — Hillman UMC. This quarter-time appointment begins July 1, 2023.

Camp Michigamme celebrates 100 years

People singing during worship

A centennial celebration honoring Camp Michigamme, the Northern Skies District camp, was held on August 13, 2022, with over one hundred people attending.

Elise Low Edwardson

From: Northern Skies District — Escanaba: Central UMC … To: Greater Southwest District — Stevensville UMC.  This full-time appointment is effective July 1, 2022.

Let’s make some Easter music!

Music enhances life

The Rev. Scott Harmon reflects on today’s church from an “intersection of music and faith.” He encourages United Methodists to keep praising the Lord.

Anishinaabe, Bob Hazen, shares story

Native American man soars with eagles

 Three federal residential schools for Native Americans once operated in Michigan. Bob Hazen shared his experiences in the Harbor Springs facility with the Northern Skies District Conference.

Small churches rise to COVID challenges

Churches in small rural communities

Revs Peggy Paige, Jackie Roe, and Jodie Flessner believe Michigan’s small, rural churches will come out of the pandemic year with new strength for future ministry and mission.

Connection under Northern Skies

Camp Michigamme, a ministry of Northern Skies District

“A vital web of interactive ministry” is how the Book of Discipline describes the United Methodist Church. Cathy Rafferty shares how that connectional approach works on the Northern Skies District.

Stepping boldly through change

Move into change

Change happens. The Rev. Scott Harmon looks at changes at Camp Michigamme, in the Church, and in his life. His trust in God gives him hope.

We are partnering in mission in the U.P.

Randy Hildebrant guides the mission of GCCP

What happens when local churches pay their Ministry Shares in full? Lives are changed through the mission efforts of organizations like God’s Country Cooperative Parish. Ministry Shares multiply God’s blessings.

The Michigan Conference