Listening in Saginaw

KAY DeMOSS Senior Editor-Writer, Michigan Area SAGINAW, Mich., January 30, 2016 (MIC) – The first of six Listening Sessions hosted by the Area Design Team was held today at First United Methodist Church here.

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Give online to water relief

On February 1 Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey announced the availability of online giving to assist the people of Flint as they suffer the ongoing water crisis.

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New Kalamazoo DS

JANUARY 11, 2016; LANSING MI —  Today, Bishop Deborah Kiesey announced that Rev. Dwayne Bagley will serve as the new District Superintendent for the Kalamazoo District, effective July 1, 2016. 

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New Saginaw Bay D.S.

LANSING MI:  On December 7 Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey announced the appointment of the Rev. David Kim to serve as the Superintendent of the Saginaw Bay District of the Detroit Annual Conference, effective July 1, 2016.

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Episcopal nominees sought

West Michigan and Detroit Conference North Central Jurisdictional Conference Delegations met on Nov. 4, 2015 and agreed to work together to undertake the solicitation, review, and endorsement of episcopal nominees (i.e. nominees for the role of Bishop in The United Methodist Church).

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New Assistant to Bishop

DECEMBER 10, 2015; LANSING MI:  Today, Bishop Deborah Kiesey announced that Rev. John W. Boley will serve as the new Clergy Assistant to the Bishop for the Michigan Area, effective July 1, 2016. 

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Faith and fear

In her December Michigan Meanderings, Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey reflects on how God’s Word speaks to global terror.

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Advent Offering 2015

An Advent message from Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey …

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Bishop Deb’s welcome to sojourners

Dear friends, My heart is breaking over the terrible and tragic attacks that have recently taken place around the world. My prayers are for all those whose lives are impacted by the constant threat of violence and terror.

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Bishop Kiesey announces retirement

LANSING MI…Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey has informed the United Methodist Church Council of Bishops of her intent to retire in 2016 at the end of her current 4-year assignment to the Michigan Area. 

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