District Conference and Family Fun Fair

District Conference will be Saturday, August 28th from 9:30ish to 2:00ish at Swan Valley United Methodist Church, 9265 Geddes Rd, Saginaw, MI 48609. We will be trying something very new and different. With being apart for so long, we want to focus on families and building relationships, strengthening our committees and having fun. The conference… Continue Reading District Conference and Family Fun Fair

This Isn’t Comfortable

We are living through the most extraordinary of Ordinary Times.  We are tired. We are weary.  And yet there is still much work to be done.  As of January of this year, I happily assumed the role of Youth Leader for our Central Bay District.  Through that role and other volunteer opportunities with our district,… Continue Reading This Isn’t Comfortable


Central Bay District is moving things around!  A year ago, when everyone was asked to stay home and work if possible, the Central Bay District did just that. It was challenging, but we all figured out the best ways to get the work done and came up with some creative ways to continue being connected… Continue Reading NEW ADDRESS!

Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

As we are emerging into the post-pandemic world, we have opportunities to imagine and re-imagine ministry. On this page you will find: Information about a webinar series that highlights faith formation – including designing hybrid faith formation, building community, Christian living, and ages/stages ministry and the registration link. Resources for post-pandemic ministry focusing on leadership, faith… Continue Reading Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

Easiest Youth Mission Trip Ever & It’s FREE!

Hello,The Central Bay District Youth Team has planned an awesome Youth Mission experience that is totally doable for any church with any size youth group! So even if you have one or two youth in your church or a group of 10-15…this is the overnight youth mission trip for your church.  Bay Shore Family Camp… Continue Reading Easiest Youth Mission Trip Ever & It’s FREE!

The Recovery Continues

Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you?Or thirsty and give you something to drink?Or a stranger and show you hospitality?Or naked and give you clothing?When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of… Continue Reading The Recovery Continues

Children’s Ministry & Faith Formation Updates

A couple of updates from Children’s Initiatives: May e-newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/michiganumc.org/may21-childrens-ministry-e-newsletter (includes upcoming Zooms, information about VBS, Pentecost, and more) Summer of Kindness Resource for families: a downloadable pdf with Bible stories, wondering questions, prayer, activities, as well as digital playlists are available here: https://michiganumc.org/2021-summer-of-kindness/ Discipleship Mini-Grants are available. More information is available here: https://michiganumc.org/grantscesunday/ The application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxY_HYeEtNF5WsXVj0j6YdOOOuCfI4NoUBxZTVBKZVYP4WuA/viewform… Continue Reading Children’s Ministry & Faith Formation Updates

ShareChurch Training Series

The first two offerings in the online ShareChurch Training Series have brought together nearly 1,000 church leaders from all over the United States and beyond. We are grateful for the technology to bring you relevant and important principles and ideas across a variety of ministry areas. While gathering in person provides synergies hard to replicate, online training… Continue Reading ShareChurch Training Series


Harrison Michigan is about to experience the touch of God’s hand in a fresh new way. The Gathering, a United Methodist Mission Congregation, under the leadership of Pastor Ray McClintic has begun the process of bringing new life into local mission and outreach. The Vision Team is participating in the Church Unique Vision Frame process.… Continue Reading THE GATHERING, A UNITED METHODIST MISSION CONGREGATION SEEKING GOD’S MISSION AND VISION FOR TOMORROW

Wesley@CMU T-Shirt Sale

Beloved. Wesley at CMU is an open, authentic campus community committed to transformation in Christ’s way of loving justice. Our hope is for all in our community to know themselves as God’s beloved and to love God, neighbor, and creation in turn. This shirt is a reflection of that hope–to know that we are beloved… Continue Reading Wesley@CMU T-Shirt Sale