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

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

NEW ADDRESS!

Central Bay District is moving things around!  A year ago, when everyone was asked to stay home and work if possible, the Central Bay District did just that. It was challenging, but we all figured out the best ways to get the work done and came up with some creative ways to continue being connected… Continue Reading NEW ADDRESS!

Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

As we are emerging into the post-pandemic world, we have opportunities to imagine and re-imagine ministry. On this page you will find: Information about a webinar series that highlights faith formation – including designing hybrid faith formation, building community, Christian living, and ages/stages ministry and the registration link. Resources for post-pandemic ministry focusing on leadership, faith… Continue Reading Post-Pandemic Webinar Series

Children’s Ministry & Faith Formation Updates

A couple of updates from Children’s Initiatives: May e-newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/michiganumc.org/may21-childrens-ministry-e-newsletter (includes upcoming Zooms, information about VBS, Pentecost, and more) Summer of Kindness Resource for families: a downloadable pdf with Bible stories, wondering questions, prayer, activities, as well as digital playlists are available here: https://michiganumc.org/2021-summer-of-kindness/ Discipleship Mini-Grants are available. More information is available here: https://michiganumc.org/grantscesunday/ The application is here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScxY_HYeEtNF5WsXVj0j6YdOOOuCfI4NoUBxZTVBKZVYP4WuA/viewform… Continue Reading Children’s Ministry & Faith Formation Updates

Spotlight on West Branch GAP Program

Our Parking Lot Ministry offers families in line for food truck distributions, regardless of the weather, an opportunity to use their waiting time to explore God’s message with packets of Sunday school type materials. Volunteers produce, package and distribute the packets directly to the cars as the families wait for their food boxes. Any child… Continue Reading Spotlight on West Branch GAP Program