Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry on MSU Shooting

DHECM Response to Gun Violence at MSU Audience: The Michigan Conference On February 13th, 2023, gun violence found its way to the campus of Michigan State University, leaving three young people dead, five wounded and resulting in the death of the gunman by suicide. The Michigan Annual Conference Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry… Continue Reading Division of Higher Education and Campus Ministry on MSU Shooting

2023 Michigan Annual Conference

MICHIGAN ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2023 The annual Conference will begin with Thursday, June 1 – Clergy Session (Clergy and BOM only). Friday, June 2, at 1:00 pm – Conference Opening Worship and Memorial Service for all members. Sunday, June 4 at 5:00 pm – Annual Conference concludes.  VIRTUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS In addition, members of the Annual… Continue Reading 2023 Michigan Annual Conference

Annual Advocacy Day

Join other Michigan United Methodists on Wednesday, March 22 for our first annual Advocacy Day at Central UMC in Lansing! This will be a day of prayer, public witness, and meetings with your elected officials about gun safety! There will be three virtual training events before Advocacy Day where you can learn more about the… Continue Reading Annual Advocacy Day

EWD 2023 Spring Lay Servant Ministry Training

EWD 2023 Spring Lay Servant Ministry (LSM) classes The Lay Servant team is offering in person weekend courses at Court Street UMC, 225 W Court St, Flint, MI 48502, Friday, March 3rd, 4:30pm Registration; Classes begin 5:00pm – 8:30 pm includes 1/2-hour dinner break; and Saturday, March 4th, 9:00am – 4:30pm, includes 1/2-hour lunch break;… Continue Reading EWD 2023 Spring Lay Servant Ministry Training

EWD Welcomes a New Executive Admin

Changes in Conference Staff Jodi Fuller to become East Winds Exec. Asst. On Wednesday, February 1, Jodi Fuller will be taking a new role on our Conference Staff. Jodi will be following Cheryl Rentschler as Executive Assistant to the District Superintendent of the East Winds District. As was previously announced, Cheryl is retiring from that… Continue Reading EWD Welcomes a New Executive Admin


JOIN US FOR A CELEBRATION OF APPRECIATION Mark your calendars now! May 21, 2023 @ 3:30pm Davison UMC 207 E. 3rd Street Davison, MI 48423  


Michigan Conference of the UMC Responds Hurricanes Fiona and Ian have caused catastrophic damage to Puerto Rico, Florida, and other parts of the southeastern United States. In response, Michigan United Methodists are called to pray, donate cleaning kits (flood buckets), and give financially to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). There are three ways… Continue Reading RESPONCE TO HURRICANE FIONA & IAN


CREATING LEADERS THROUGH EDUCATION At the 2022 Michigan Annual Conference, the body voted overwhelmingly to support the   “Readers to Leaders” fundraising campaign.  The campaign runs from September  10, 2022, to May 1, 2023 and has the goal of raising $500,000. These funds will support two ministries focused on education and we are asking local churches… Continue Reading READERS TO LEADERS

Lay Leadership Resources

Here is the link to the Michigan Conference Laity Resources Page. The Leadership Tool Box has a variety of laity resources to equip local church lay leaders including videos, learning opportunities, website resources, small group studies and more.   Lay Leadership Tool Box

Children’s Ministry Tool Box

Here is a link to the Michigan Conference site for “Children’s Ministry” Resources. This is a great resource for ideas and materials for starting or updating your own children’s ministry. Children’s Ministry Tool Box

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