LSM Classes 2022

Register online >>> BASIC Introduction to Lay Ministry – This course is the foundation for all advanced courses in the Lay Servant program. June 25, July 9, 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m., Farwell UMC 281 E. Ohio St., Farwell, MI Pastor Ray Francis: drrayfrancis@yahoo.com Purchase the book:  Lay Servant Ministries – Basic Course by Sandy… Continue Reading LSM Classes 2022

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

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

The Recovery Continues

Lord, when did we ever see you hungry and feed you?Or thirsty and give you something to drink?Or a stranger and show you hospitality?Or naked and give you clothing?When did we ever see you sick or in prison and visit you?’I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of… Continue Reading The Recovery Continues

THE GATHERING, A UNITED METHODIST MISSION CONGREGATION SEEKING GOD’S MISSION AND VISION FOR TOMORROW

Harrison Michigan is about to experience the touch of God’s hand in a fresh new way. The Gathering, a United Methodist Mission Congregation, under the leadership of Pastor Ray McClintic has begun the process of bringing new life into local mission and outreach. The Vision Team is participating in the Church Unique Vision Frame process.… Continue Reading THE GATHERING, A UNITED METHODIST MISSION CONGREGATION SEEKING GOD’S MISSION AND VISION FOR TOMORROW