Flood Bucket Information

GREAT LAKES BAY REGION FLOOD BUCKET COLLECTION SITES First United Methodist Church of Saginaw 4790 Gratiot Rd., Saginaw, 989.799.0131 Tues. 11:00-2:00, Wed. 5:00-7:00 First United Methodist Church of St. Louis 116 S. Franklin St., St. Louis, 989.681.3320 Th 12:00-1:30 & 5:00-6:30 Freeland United Methodist Church 205 E. Washington St., Freeland, 989.695.2101 M,T,W 9:00-1:30 Swan Valley… Continue Reading Flood Bucket Information

Lend a Hand Across the Water

You have seen the devastation the water left in Sanford, Midland, and elsewhere. The Michigan Conference Disaster Response team offers ways you can help with clean-up and care for neighbors. Read more>>>

COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grants

The Central Bay District wants to provide financial help for pastoral salary support and church payroll expenses during this crisis. Your request needs to be a collaborative effort involving the pastor, the SPRC and the church finance people. As you assess your financial need, please look at all avenues such as designated savings, available endowments,… Continue Reading COVID-19 Financial Assistance Grants

Virtual VBS Opportunity

Planning for this summer has been challenging…can we safely host VBS in person? Do we have enough volunteers? Jennifer Lane, Children and Youth Ministry Director from Mt. Pleasant First has graciously offered their virtual plan and to collaborate with the District Office to help solve this dilemma. We will be offering a virtual VBS that… Continue Reading Virtual VBS Opportunity

Rescheduled New Beginnings Workshops

Due the overwhelming response to the first workshops and to the updated sheltering in extension, the Michigan Conference Board of Ordained Ministry is offering additional Zoom online workshops for clergy and SPRC teams. The workshops will include relevant information on how clergy and churches can manage the clergy transition considering the effects of the pandemic… Continue Reading Rescheduled New Beginnings Workshops

Principles and Directions for Re-opening

Guidance on how to reopen local churches. Principles and directions to use when restrictions are lifted. Read more >>>

24 Questions Your Church Should Answer Before People Return

There are excellent points to make in this article…some will apply to your church, some won’t…but what does apply to everyone is the need to alter the passing of the offering plates, communion, and greeters – for the short term at least. Read more >>>

GCFA Document on Counting Members

As COVID-19 spreads and the world is practicing social distancing, many churches have opted to provide services via live streaming. Because so many churches are switching to this digital ministry, many have questions regarding virtual attendance and how to count those numbers. Read more >>>

Quarantine Friendly VBS

Instead of bringing kids to your VBS, let’s bring VBS to your kids! The team at GO! Curriculum is hard at work designing a 3-day VBS that is custom made for churches and families during the COVID19 shutdown. We have thought through every aspect of the VBS experience and made it so user friendly that any family can… Continue Reading Quarantine Friendly VBS

Resource UMC

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