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

Message from the District Superintendent

WELCOME! I invite you to join me in welcoming new pastors to the Northern Waters District!  They are getting settled in and I am hopeful that we will have a time to gather in person as District Clergy in August for District Conference this fall.   Please welcome:  Dan Barkholz serving Manistee UMC; Julie Greyerbiehl… Continue Reading Message from the District Superintendent


THE MUSTARD SEED GRANTS are an opportunity through UMCOR for churches to work with migrants and refugees  ~ “United Methodist Congregations across the U.S. are invited to propose new and creative projects that fill specific needs or gaps for refugees and migrants. The Mustard Seed Migration Grant Program will award $2,000 to up to 50… Continue Reading MUSTARD SEED MIGRATION GRANTS

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