New Resources for Online Advent Services

This year, many local churches are choosing to offer Advent and Christmas services online. It is one of the easiest ways to attract new faces to your congregation and offer alternatives for those concerned about in-person worship during this health crisis.  The Michigan Conference is pleased to offer a series of turn-key resources to help… Continue Reading New Resources for Online Advent Services

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

4th Annual Falloween Party

Tuesday, October 2611am-1pmMt. Pleasant First UMC Download the flyer >>>

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

Your Church’s Fall 2021 Growth Opportunity (Why It’s A Season Of Hope…)

Pastor and leaders, It’s not yet the end of July, but we are all beginning to look forward to the fall and the startup of a new season of worship of and service to our Lord Jesus. In the following post I received from Carrey Neiuwhof he actually shares a post by Rich Birch highlighting the opportunities… Continue Reading Your Church’s Fall 2021 Growth Opportunity (Why It’s A Season Of Hope…)

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