District Projects

West Branch First United Methodist - GAP Kids Ministries

  • Project Mission Statement: G.A.P. (God’s Awesome People) Children’s Ministries shares Jesus’s story with children going into first through sixth grades and their families. We do this with week-long programs for spring and winter school breaks and a six week program in the summer months. These programs provide structured activities, bible study, enrichment opportunities, and meals.
  • Project Vision Statement: We share God’s love and Jesus’s story with area children and their families inviting them to become disciples of Jesus Christ.

The bright future of GAP Ministries at West Branch First United Methodist Church is always changing and growing to fit our community's spiritual’s needs. Our G.A.P. Ministries stands for “God's Awesome People’s Ministries”. Under our umbrella of G.A.P., we offer multiple opportunities for spiritual and physical growth for seekers to come to know God.  Get more information >>>


West Branch First UMC
2490 West State Rd. West Branch, MI 48661
Pastor: Timothy Dibble
Contact: Linda Hall
(989) 345-0210
hall4thee@gmail.com


West Branch First United Methodist - Prayer Shawl Ministries

  • Project Mission Statement: We will provide tangible love and caring to people in need of prayers, where it be grief, sickness, joy, or struggles.
  • Project Vision Statement: We hope to make a difference in the small world around us by wrapping individuals in our shawls to bring peace and comfort. The gift will show people how much we care and make them feel loved both now and in the future.

West Branch First UMC
2490 West State Rd. West Branch, MI 48661
Pastor: Timothy Dibble
Contact: Ellen Pugh


One Week/One Street

2021 Details:

Who: Volunteers from area churches and businesses, adults and youth over 13 years old. Youth groups welcome.

What: Paint homes, clear brush, landscape yards, trash removal, stack/move wood and more. 

When: June 21-25, 2021

Where: Elmwood and Beechwood Ave's Saginaw, MI

Why: To show love to our neighbors by helping with projects needed around the exterior of homes.

How: Contact Tamara at 989-662-4245 or email oneweekonestreet@gmail.com

Additional Needs: 

Churches to provide approximately 200 pre-packed grab-and-go lunches for volunteers each day. 

People with chainsaws that can cut wood from felled trees.

Carpenters to help rebuild/repair porches and porch steps

Handy people who can install gutters and make minor exterior repairs

  • Project Mission Statement: Loving our neighbors through neighborhood revitalization
  • Project Vision Statement: Demonstrating the love of Christ by meeting the needs in struggling communities with exterior home improvements that increase safety, home values, and visual appeal.

Auburn UMC
207 S. Auburn Rd. Auburn, MI 48611
(989) 662-6314
Pastor: Rob Nystrom
Contact: Tamara Klida
(989) 662-4245


New Heart UMC 

  • Project Mission Statement: Our missions is to serve the broken and lost in the city of Saginaw by offering the love, hope, and transforming message of salvation found in Jesus Christ.
  • Project Vision Statement: Seeking to unify and empower the Body of Christ, through Mission Outreach, support, and implementation in a community setting.

Read more from New Heart UMC  (Jan. 2021) >>>

New Heart UMC
1802 W. Michigan Ave. Saginaw, MI 48602
(989) 792-4689 or cell (989) 8394798
Pastor: Melene Wilsey
Contact: Emmet Green
(989) 297-3439


The Ezekiel Project


The Good Samaritan Fund of Caro Churches


Oscoda Indian Mission