Message From the DS

This is the embodiment of true love: not that we have loved God first, but that He loved us and sent His unique Son on a special mission to become an atoning sacrifice for our sins. 1 John 4:10 The Voice translation                                                   A.W. Tozer, Pursuit of God   When you are truly… Continue Reading Message From the DS

Summer Youth Mission Trip

YOUTH HELPING OTHERS We believe students can make a positive impact on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health of our District and beyond! Serving one another gives us opportunities to express ourselves and build our leadership skills. The Young People’s Ministry in our Central Bay District offers many opportunities to serve within our church… Continue Reading Summer Youth Mission Trip

Advanced LSM Class

Opening ourselves to Grace:  Basic Christian Practices February 12, 19, 26 2023, 2-5 p.m. First United Methodist Church of Pigeon 7102 E. Michigan Ave. Pigeon, MI  48755 Deb Sturm, instructor, [email protected], 989-453-2316 All needed class materials will be emailed to class participants. Nothing to purchase. Download the registration form >>>

High School Winter Youth Retreat

Very limited space | Registration deadline coming soon! Central Michigan University Wesley February 24-26 Cost: $50 (Scholarships Available) Students will get the chance to worship with students from all across our Central Bay District. Our theme is REACH. Students will learn about how Jesus reaches out to us, and we can reach back to Jesus… Continue Reading High School Winter Youth Retreat

Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

Our District has been allocated 15 spots by the Conference Board of Laity tobe filled by Lay Equalization Members to the 2023 Michigan Annual Conferencewhich will be conducted during the period June 2-4, 2023 To qualify as Equalization Members, applicants must meet churchmembership requirements; apply to our District Lay Leader, Denny Wissinger; andall church Lay… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

2023 Ministry Shares

Checks mailed to: Central Bay DistrictPO Box 5386Saginaw, MI 48603First half due May firstSecond half due October firstTotal to be paid in full by October 31, 2023 989.793.8838 or [email protected] call or email with any questions Download the full list of 2023 Ministry Shares >>>

Clergy Retreat

Registration is Open! January 23-25, 2023  – THE CENTRAL BAY CLERGY RETREAT             Available to all Clergy and those clergy serving in Retirement             At Bay Shore Camp.                         Theme:  “Enough”   What is enough?  Am I enough?  What is your worth?  Who or what                                               determines it?  What does God say about enough? … Continue Reading Clergy Retreat

Michigan Conference LSM Resources

Lay Servant Ministries is one of the significant lay leadership development programs available within the United Methodist connection. Through this system of equipping and empowering, lay servants have the opportunity to grow as disciples of Jesus Christ who then go and make other disciples. Lay Servant ministries can be a significant component of any discipleship… Continue Reading Michigan Conference LSM Resources

Respond to Hurricanes Fiona, Ian

In response to disasters in the wake of Hurricanes Fiona and Ian, Michigan United Methodists are called to pray, donate cleaning kits (extended to Oct. 24), and give financially to UMCOR. Read more >>>

Message From Your District Lay Leader

MESSAGE BEING OFFERED BY YOUR DISTRICT LAY LEADERYour District Lay Leader, Denny Wissinger, is offering to visit your church during aworship service to share his message entitled, “Role of Laity.” Included in hismessage will be:o How Lay Servant Ministry training can help equip laityo Specific roles and duties of lay leaderso Ways laity can effectively… Continue Reading Message From Your District Lay Leader

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