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

 

180 Turnaround Church Conference

180 Turnaround Church Conference

MARCH 23, 2017

Join Redeemer United Methodist Church, 13980 Shavey Road, DeWitt, Michigan on March 23, 2017 for our 9th annual ­180 Turnaround Church Conference!

This all-day, reasonably priced teaching conference is designed to help pastors and church leaders get started and continue transitioning their congregation through change.

This conference offers a variety of workshops on a multitude of topics from strategic planning, volunteers, communications, leadership, hospitality, administrative structure, outreach and much more.

For more information

Spring Splash!

Great Wolf Lodge – Traverse City

Group Reservation Form

Group Name:  GRAND TRAVERSE/SAGINAW YOUTH MINISTRY             

Reservations must be received by:  March 18-19, 2017

Group rates are not guaranteed after this date.

Reservation requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis.

 

Suite Types Dates *Package Rates:  Per Person
 

 

FAMILY SUITE

 

 

 

March 18-19, 2017

77.00 Per Person, 6 Per Suite

80.00 Per Person, 5 Per Suite

$ 84.00 Per Person, 4 Per Suite

$96.00 Per Person, 3 Per Suite

$121.00 Per Person, 2 Per Suite

$194.00 Per Person, 1 Per Suite

Suite Types Dates *Package Rates:  Per Person
 

 

FAMILY SUITE

 

 

 

March 18-19, 2017

95.00 Per Person, 6 Per Suite

$  99.00 Per Person, 5 Per Suite

106.00 Per Person, 4 Per Suite

$123.00 Per Person, 3 Per Suite

$156.00 Per Person, 2 Per Suite

$255.00 Per Person, 1 Per Suite

Early Reservation Pricing Below:                                             Reservations Made After Early Bird Reservations Fill Up:

PACKAGE RATES ARE PER PERSON PER STAY AND INCLUDE:  One night’s lodging in a Family Suite, a water park pass for two full days-valid entire day of arrival and entire day of departure, one lunch and one dinner on Saturday, one breakfast on Sunday, applicable state and local taxes, resort fee and service charge.

TAX EXEMPT STATUS:  In order to claim state tax exemption, please provide certification or complete a tax exemption form.  The payment provided must be issued from the tax exempt entity.  Personal credit cards or checks will not be recognized as tax exempt.

FAMILY SUITE DESCRIPTION:   Includes two queen beds, full size sleeper sofa, mini-fridge, microwave, coffeemaker, blow dryer, iron, balcony or patio.

Check in begins at 4 pm or as rooms become available. Check out is at 11 am

Information Flyer

Registration Flyer

Saganing Memorial and Dedication

The Committee on Native American Ministry (CONAM) is hosting a special Memorial and Dedication on the naming of the Saganing Native American Center (SNAC) Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. The memorial portion is for Wade Libbrecht, groundskeeper who assisted with the facility in its early stages.Wade passed away very young and he was very committed to the facility’s mission. Additionally, we will have Native American historical displays and a special watercolor collection on exhibit. All are welcome to join us this special weekend! 

Committee on Native American Ministry

Memorial and Dedication

Saturday, June 18, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. (Doors will be open to 5:00 pm)

5450 Sturman Rd, Standish, MI 48658

Dedication on new name of re-purposed facility and special memorial

Flyer Attached

Saginaw Bay & Grand Traverse Districts – Holy Conferencing Event

Holy Conferencing – A Time for Consideration, A Time for Reflection

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; ….And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.– Colossians 3:12-16a, 17

You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in Christ for a gathering to share our thoughts and feelings as we gather around a common table. We will begin to consider what was presented at General Conference as we live out what it means to be United Methodists in the coming days. Our founder described Christian conferencing in his 1763 “Large Minutes” as: one of five channels through which God makes grace available to humanity — practices grounded in commandments from Christ. Wesley listed it alongside such disciplines as prayer, the study of Scripture, fasting and Holy Communion. (umc.org website).

Let us be in prayerful consideration for how we speak with and listen to each other about this very important time for our global, national, conference and district faith communities.

Discussion will be directed by Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford.

Blue Water & Saginaw Bay Districts – Holy Conferencing Event

Holy Conferencing – A Time for Consideration, A Time for Reflection

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience. Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other; just as the Lord[a] has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful. Let the word of Christ[b] dwell in you richly; ….And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. – Colossians 3:12-16a, 17

You are invited to join your brothers and sisters in Christ for a gathering to share our thoughts and feelings as we gather around a common table. We will begin to consider what was presented at General Conference as we live out what it means to be United Methodists in the coming days. Our founder described Christian conferencing in his 1763 “Large Minutes” as: one of five channels through which God makes grace available to humanity — practices grounded in commandments from Christ. Wesley listed it alongside such disciplines as prayer, the study of Scripture, fasting and Holy Communion. (umc.org website).

Let us be in prayerful consideration for how we speak with and listen to each other about this very important time for our global, national, conference and district faith communities.

Discussion will be directed by Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford.