Bishop’s Message

In this month’s Joyful Journey, Bishop David Bard challenges us to appreciate complexity as a spiritual practice for maturing Christians. August 2022 Message — Unless I am specifically asked to do so, I never preach the same sermon twice. The major exception to that was when I served as a district superintendent and shared the… Continue Reading Bishop’s Message

2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar

The 2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar for clergy and conference lay employees, sponsored by the Conference Board of Pension and Health Benefits, will be held October 3-4, 2022 at the Delamar, Traverse City, Michigan. This seminar is designed to assist you in planning for your retirement. It is a cooperative project within the Michigan Conference, bringing together… Continue Reading 2022 Pre-Retirement Seminar

2022 Church Conferences

From DS Jodie Flessner ~ Greetings as we prepare for this year’s round of fall conferences. My plan is to broaden the scope of our time together as we continue to ease into a new normal. It is my prayer that you are finding ways to enjoy a bit of summer – a time in… Continue Reading 2022 Church Conferences

The Future of the UMC

   The future of the UMC  depends on the decisions made by all United Methodists.  As the United Methodist Church waits to learn if a gathering of the global denomination will take place in August 2022, many are looking for answers about what may happen and the impact on their local church. Please click  HERE … Continue Reading The Future of the UMC