Blue Water District Clergy Retreat

Seeking Sabbath

Sabbath is time intentionally set aside for rest, reflection, and the restoration of our mind, body, and spirit. It is essential for effective living and especially ministry. Yet, this foundational piece of our Judeo-Christian tradition is often the first item sacrificed to the cultural gods of productivity. Come join your colleagues in a time of experiencing and exploring the contours of Sabbath along the beautiful Lake Huron shore. Gently guided times of reflection and sharing will be available, as will abundantly given permission to seek out that which restores your soul in your own way. Prayer stations and a labyrinth will be available for your use.

The presenter for this retreat will be Annelissa Gray-Lion, a deacon at Chelsea: First UMC.

Rev. John Hice, District 6 Superintendent, will be present on Monday evening, during the meal and then afterward. He will be looking forward to meeting and greeting you.

Click here for the registration form. Registrations due to the Blue Water District Office by Monday, March, 12, 2018.

Kalamazoo District Clergy Day Apart

Clergy are invited to a day apart with the Reverend Doctor Steve Manskar on Wednesday, October 25, with Steve Manskar.  Steve is an Ordained Elder from the Minnesota Annual Conference. He serves as Director of Wesleyan Leadership with the General Board of Discipleship. The retreat is entitled, “You Are What You Love”.  It begins with focusing on our baptism, and will focus on the four practices of discipleship: Worship, Devotion, Compassion, and Justice.  The retreat will offer pastors a day apart for reflection on their relationship with the Lord, and provide a structure for living out faith every day.

There is no cost for the retreat, and lunch will be provided.  The day apart will begin with registration at 9:00, and conclude at 3:00 with worship and Communion.  For further information please contact Pastor Wayne Price at (269) 344-7165 or

Register by October 11.