Staff is now leaving the building that was a headquarters for the West Michigan Conference since 1968.
Friends of the United Methodist Conference Center are invited to a decommissioning service led by Bishop David Bard at the facility on 11 Fuller SE in Grand Rapids MI, on Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 10 am. Various moves out of the Conference Center are in progress as part of the transition to becoming the
The Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village thanks Michigan for its faithful generosity.
Joyce Jean Bennett, 88, died peacefully on Monday, July 17, 2017, at American House in Holland. She is survived by her husband, retired clergy, Rev. Leo (Bud) Bennett. Her husband, Rev. Bennett, served in the following appointments in the West Michigan Conference: (D-1959, E-1961) South Cadillac 1956; Alden/Kewadin 1961; Cedar Springs Sept. 15, 1965; Wayland 1970;
Nancy M. (Croker) Smith, 75, died Saturday, May 6, 2017. Nancy was actively involved in many churches alongside her husband. She is survived by her husband, Rev. Robert “Bob” E. Smith. Rev. Smith served in the following appointments in the West Michigan Conference: Barryton/Chippewa Lake July 16, 1998; Woodland/Welcome Corners Feb. 1, 2001; Welcome Corners (part-time)
Death Notification Rev. Mary Soderholm, 70, died Saturday, June 10, 2017. She was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Ronald DeMunter, in 2001. She is survived by her husband, Mr. David Soderholm. APPOINTMENTS: Rev. Mary Soderholm served in the following appointments in the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences: (D-1986, RA-1998, AM-2000) Banfield 1986; Dowling: Country Chapel
Death Notification Otto F. Flachsmann, 87, died Sunday, June 11, 2017. He was predeceased by his wife Audrey Flachsmann, January 31, 2006. APPOINTMENTS: Rev. Otto F. Flachsmann served in the following appointments in the Detroit and West Michigan Conferences: [(M) P Mich, 1953; F Mich., 1963]. 1953 North Evart, Brooks Corners; 1956 Scottville; 1959 Bainbridge; 1964
At 7:45 pm on June 3rd, Michigan United Methodists took a major step toward union.
MIConnect interviews the Michigan Area’s Benefits Officer, Rev. Don Emmert.
Rev. John Hice’s ministry has stretched across Michigan. He reflects.