High School Winter Youth Retreat

Very limited space | Registration deadline coming soon! Central Michigan University Wesley February 24-26 Cost: $50 (Scholarships Available) Students will get the chance to worship with students from all across our Central Bay District. Our theme is REACH. Students will learn about how Jesus reaches out to us, and we can reach back to Jesus… Continue Reading High School Winter Youth Retreat

Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

Our District has been allocated 15 spots by the Conference Board of Laity tobe filled by Lay Equalization Members to the 2023 Michigan Annual Conferencewhich will be conducted during the period June 2-4, 2023 To qualify as Equalization Members, applicants must meet churchmembership requirements; apply to our District Lay Leader, Denny Wissinger; andall church Lay… Continue Reading Lay Equalization Members to Annual Conference

2023 Ministry Shares

Checks mailed to: Central Bay DistrictPO Box 5386Saginaw, MI 48603First half due May firstSecond half due October firstTotal to be paid in full by October 31, 2023 989.793.8838 or [email protected] call or email with any questions Download the full list of 2023 Ministry Shares >>>

Message From Your District Lay Leader

MESSAGE BEING OFFERED BY YOUR DISTRICT LAY LEADERYour District Lay Leader, Denny Wissinger, is offering to visit your church during aworship service to share his message entitled, “Role of Laity.” Included in hismessage will be:o How Lay Servant Ministry training can help equip laityo Specific roles and duties of lay leaderso Ways laity can effectively… Continue Reading Message From Your District Lay Leader

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

Youth Mission Trip 2022

REGISTER TODAY! Registration and information sheet below – submit registration to Jennifer Lane at [email protected] Get more details >>>Registration form and medical release >>>Pay via PayPal >>>

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

Vibrancy Programming

November 9th – Basic Coach Training Coach Training: Basic Coach Training Starts Nov. 9th for three classes (other courses are Nov. 23 and Dec. 7): This is a starter course to “try on coaching”. Registration Link: https://michiganumc.org/basic-coach-training-registration/ Coach Training Part I: Starting Sept 15 and running weekly through December 15th 10:00am to 2:30pm est.  For those with no… Continue Reading Vibrancy Programming

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