Lake Huron God’s Treasures Winter Weekend

Feb. 23-25

NEW EVENT! This is a weekend for adults with special needs and a caregiver. Come for a weekend of winter fun – including Bible stories, crafts, music and much more! Cost includes two overnights, five meals and program supplies. Double Occupancy – $175 per person (one camper/one caregiver); Triple Occupancy(one camper/two caregivers) – $155 per person; Quad Occupancy $125 per person (two campers/two caregivers). 

Contact to register. 

Hands4Detroit October 7, 2017


October 7, 2017  

8:00 am

at the

Western International High School,

1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, MI 49209

Closing celebration is at 3:00 pm


Centro Familiar Cristiano UMC

1270 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI 49209 

Some Michigan Area leaders were sporting their Hands4Detroit tee shirts at Comerica Park on September 15. They are reaching out to encourage all hands to join them on October 7 for a day of service in the city.         

Hands4Detroit is an annual community outreach event hosted by the Detroit Renaissance District of The United Methodist Church.

Join with the Renaissance District and community organizations for a wonderful day of service in Southwest Detroit on Saturday, October 7, 2017.

The day begins with check-in at 8 am at the Western International High School, 1500 Scotten Street, Detroit, MI 49209  (map here). Closing celebration is at 3 pm at Centro Familiar Cristiano UMC, 1270 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI 49209 (map below).

There’s work in between at assigned locations. Lend your hands, whatever kind of hands they are. All hands are needed. Click to learn more.

Both individuals and groups may sign up. Go to to register.

Donations (monetary and food items) are being sought for Gleaners of Southeastern Michigan. Click here for the details.

Singing Through the Church Year

The West Michigan Chapter of the Fellowship of United Methodists in Music and Worship Arts, is again hosting a Fall Workshop.  It is entitled:

“Singing Through the Church Year. “

September 30, 2017

from 9:00 a.m. through 1:30 p.m. at:

 First United Methodist Church of West Branch

2490 W State Road

West Branch, MI 48661


Please add this to your calendar and share this announcement in your newsletter or any communications that you have with your members.  A copy of the Registration Form is attached.  If you have any questions, please contact Buff Coe at (269) 649-2343 or myself at 269-945-9113.

Mail Registrations and payment to the registrar:

Jane Wright

6864 Countryview Dr,

Kalamazoo, MI 49009


Mission u Event or Hands on Mission Experience – August 17-19 – Lake Huron Retreat Center

One Night/Two Nights

One Day Mission u Event or Hands on Mission Experience

Aug. 17-19, 2017

Lake Huron Retreat Center

8794 Lakeshore Rd.

Burtchville, MI 48059


Application form attached as flyer.


HOME (Hands On Mission Experience) August 18, 2017. There is no charge for the H.O.M.E. Programs.
____ Mid City Nutrition Center (8:30a.m. –12:30p.m.) –Help prepare and serve lunch, 805 Chestnut Street, Port Huron, MI
____ Blue Water District Free Store (9:30a.m. –2:30p.m.) –sorting, and stocking inventory, 3282 Lapeer Ave, Port Huron, MI
____ Sanborn-Gratiot Nursing Home (1:30p.m. –3:00p.m. –Senior Sing Along 2732 Cherry Street, Port Huron
____ Tie quilts, sleeping bags etc. (1:30p.m. –3:00p.m.) –Port Huron FUMC, 828 Lapeer Ave, Port Huron

Special Visiting VBS – Erie UMC

The Committee on Native American Ministries of The Detroit Conference is sponsoring a Special Visiting Vacation Bible School with the help of Erie United Methodist Church.

The activities will take place August 7-11, 2017 at the Saganing Native American Center, 5450 Sturman Road, Standish, MI  48658.

There is an open invitation to neighboring churches and the Anishinabe community to bring a group and join the fun. The theme is “Journey with J.W.” VBS will be held daily, Monday-Friday, from 9 am to 1 pm. Lunch will be provided.

Questions? Contact Amy Elliott, Erie UMC. Text: (419) 290-2346 Email: Call: (419) 329-4204


License as a Local Pastor School ~ 2017

The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry requires 80 hours of hands on teaching.  The school begins with a 40-hour-week intensive at Lake Huron Retreat Center beginning July 16 and ending July 20

There will be 4 weekend teachings (one Friday/Saturday a month in August, September, October and November) and the dates for those will be determined in July.  The November teaching weekend also includes the Sunday certification worship service. 

2017 MASLLP Registration and Information Packet (PDF)

Questions? Please contact Rev. Jeremy Wicks, LLPS Registrar,


Women Shaped by God: A Spiritual Growth Retreat – Burchville, MI

by J. Ellsworth Kalas Abingdon Press (2012) available through UMW Resource Center. OR You may add $10. to your registration and we will have your copy at check-in. NOTE: This will count for the UMW Reading Program

Sponsored by: Halsey United Methodist Women

Thursday – Friday

May 25 -26, 2017

at Lake Huron Retreat Center

8794 Lakeshore road – Burchville, MI 48059-1115

Registration deadline is May 11, 2017

Includes 1 Night, 3 Meals

(dinner, breakfast & lunch)


3 Cost – $ 101.00 each

2 Cost – $ 112.00 each

                                             1 Cost – $ 137.00

For additional information, please see the attached flyer.

Registration Flyer

Human Trafficking Seminar

Thurs. MAY 18, 2017   6:30 pm

At Owosso First United Methodist Church

1500 N. Water St. Owosso, MI 48867


Michigan ranks No. 2 for human trafficking sex trade behind only Nevada. (2013)

Children are especially vulnerable:

40 percent of human trafficking cases involve the sexual exploitation of a child.

Between 100,000 and 300,000 children are at risk for sexual exploitation in the U.S. with an average age of 11 to 14 years old.

It is estimated that 76 percent of transactions for sex with underage girls start on the internet.  2017

Trooper Steve Kramer of the Michigan State Police will present a one-hour power point lesson for parents & caregivers that will teach you warning signs & help educate you on how to prevent this tragedy from happening.

Everyone welcome for this FREE seminar (adults only).

Childcare will be provided on-site.

Human Trafficking Task Force of Shiawassee County

Flyer Attached