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

2021 Discipleship Mini Grants

COVID-19 continues to present opportunities for new and different ways of ministry. The discipleship grant team is pleased to offer up to 50 grants for local United Methodist Churches in Michigan. This grant is intended to provide support to local churches as they re-imagine faith formation with children, youth, and adults. Churches who received the… Continue Reading 2021 Discipleship Mini Grants

2021 Directory

Download the pdf >>> Pastors – please check your directory listing online and submit a picture of your smiling face if we don’t already have one posted.

Virtual Vacation Bible Camp

Save the dates: August 9-13, 2021 Kids age preschool – 5th grade are welcome!

2021 Youth Ministry RESET

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Considerations for Reviewing Your Protection Policy

New updates are available for your protection policy and online ministry >>>

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

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 >>>

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

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