Falloween Community Celebration

Get your best costume ready – it’s time for our annual Falloween celebration! Find a super cute group theme, bring your best couples look – or come as a creative solo. Prizes will be awarded. FREE lunch provided by food truck.This year our celebration will be held in the Bay City Grace parking lot, 4267… Continue Reading Falloween Community Celebration

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 >>>

Fall LSM Classes

Register online >>> Download the flyer >>> Basic Class Class Sessions: Saturdays October 8 and 15, 9:30am – 3:00pm Location: Rose City Trinity UMC 125 W. Main St., Rose City, MI Note: Lunch will be provided. Read the first 3 chapters of the book before the class. Class Facilitator: Pastor Helen Alford – helenea@yahoo.com Purchase… Continue Reading Fall LSM Classes

2022 Charge Conference Information

SPRC Pre-Conference Zoom link >>> Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh….GUESS WHAT SEASON IT IS?? Yup, you know it. Church Charge Conferences are about to begin. (insert loud, headbanging music). So much to be excited about. But wait…there is MORE!! Paperwork is going to look a little different this year. Here are… Continue Reading 2022 Charge Conference Information

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

Are You a Pastor in Transition? Prepare Yourself

The first 90 days of a new appointment can help “set the stage for success or sow the seeds of trouble and potential failure,” says Michael Watkins. The first of two articles on pastoral transition. When pastors receive a new appointment, they have 90 days to prove themselves, gain credibility and start to establish positive… Continue Reading Are You a Pastor in Transition? Prepare Yourself

Help for Ukraine

Please read more to find out how you can help efforts for the Ukraine. UMCOR and Red Cross are attached. UMCOR Red Cross https://www.redcross.org/about-us/news-and-events/news/2022/ukraine-red-cross-delivers-aid-to-families.html Ukraine:  Information from General Board of Global Ministries Missionary, Rev. John Calhoun, formerly in Kyiv, Ukraine, concerning aid to Ukraine Dearest ministry partners and friends,  Grace and peace to you in… Continue Reading Help for Ukraine

Local Church Marketing Services

The beauty of the United Methodist connection is best seen in local churches ministering and thriving in unique ways. Each congregation has its own identity, rich history, community relationships, missional partnerships and divine calling. Every church is vital in our global mission to make disciples for the transformation of the world. That is why we are… Continue Reading Local Church Marketing Services

The Future of the UMC

The future of the UMC depends on the decisions made by all United Methodists.  As the United Methodist Church waits to learn if a gathering of the global denomination will take place in August 2022, many are looking for answers about what may happen and the impact on their local church.  The conference has assembled… Continue Reading The Future of the UMC