The Michigan Area’s 2017 School for Pastoral Ministry will be held at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing, Michigan, August 22-23. Rooted Worship in Shifting Sands is the theme. Keynote speakers are Mary Scifres and Paul Chilcote. A writer for Abingdon Press, Rev. Mary Scifres is author of Searching for Seekers and Just in Time! Special Services. She’s the co-author of
The 5th Annual Michigan United Methodist Night for Tiger baseball is September 15, 2017.
The Michigan Conference Protection Policy Implementation Team announces upcoming workshops for those interested in being trainers of others in the new Michigan Conference Protection Policy. The Detroit Conference Protection Policy Team and the West Michigan Conference Abuse Prevention Teams have worked together over the last 18 months to prepare the new Michigan Conference Protection Policy.
Registration has begun for Why Water Matters, an ecumenical summit offering workshops, worship, and presentations from United Methodist bishops, Native American activists, professors, and ecumenical faith leaders. Bishop David Bard and Rev. Paul Perez, Michigan Area, are among the speakers. The summit will be held November 16-18, 2017 at Embassy Suites Airport, Minneapolis, MN (7901
United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 will be held in Columbus, Ohio, May 18-20, 2018. This is a time for fellowship, it is also an opportunity to empower faithful women to be stronger discipleship leaders in their communities. Through moving worship, inspiring speakers, immersion experience exhibits, riveting workshops and town hall-style meetings, members will leave Assembly