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

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

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

Lay Equalization Member to Annual Conference

Each congregation elects at least one lay member of annual conference. Equal numbers of clergy and laity are members of annual conference, so each congregation elects a number of lay members equal to the number of clergy for that congregation. Additional at-large equalization lay members are selected by the board of laity to reach the… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Member to Annual Conference

2021 Church Conferences

It’s here. It’s here…can you smell the freshly sharpened pencils and the hear the rustle of the paperwork? Charge Conference is BACK! Hopefully, better than ever. There is so much info to share, don’t be afraid to read over this note more than once. In this world of Covid19 we have all learned flexibility is important.… Continue Reading 2021 Church Conferences

And the Winner is…

Jennifer Lane! Leadership is the ability of an individual or a group of individuals to influence and guide followers or other members of an organization. According to the internet, a LEADER must possess the following characteristics: Positive Attitude – The ability to work with and see people and situations in a constructive way. Nothing destroys a team’s… Continue Reading And the Winner is…

Fun Ride and Fall Social

Saturday, October 911:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Tridge Rev. John Kasper and Debbie will have a care tent on the lawn with doughnuts and cider from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Those who would like to ride can join with others or ride solo on the Pere Marquette rail trail which is an even straight… Continue Reading Fun Ride and Fall Social

Achievement in Leadership Award

Nominations are open until August 9, 2021 Central Bay is looking to honor the excellent leadership within our district. Who do you know that has shown true leadership in ministry, missions or the community this past year? We are now accepting nominations of a superior leader within the district for a new award that will… Continue Reading Achievement in Leadership Award

District Conference and Family Fun Fair

Voting Items: 2022 Budget >>>2022 Leadership Nominations >>> 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,… Continue Reading District Conference and Family Fun Fair