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Training for Becoming an Effective Advocate for Peace and Justice
May 27, 2020, 6:00 – 8:00 pm


Due to concerns of the Covid-19 virus, the training has been moved from the Grand Traverse Resort setting to a virtual setting via our computers through the use of Zoom software. The time has been changed and shortened to be held for 2 hours, 6:00–8:00 pm.

Please know this is our “Plan B” as we are changing the location/method of the training, but, it still remains “Plan A” in the content of the training.  This will help us gain skills and strategies to become more effective advocates for many of our passions and interests.


The Friends Committee for National Legislation (FCNL) staff members have agreed to offer the same training they would have provided in person to be offered in an alternative format, online, via Zoom.

We will still meet the goals of the training to:

  • Gain skills and strategies to take collective action in our communities.
  • Use interactive activities to prepare us to engage in grassroots actions by building on-going relationships with local decision-makers, State and Federal members of Congress and media.
  • Join with other advocates, who live in our community, who have a passion for taking actions for Peace and Justice issues.
  • Use our new skills by fostering a network of advocates within our community and state.

To Register for the Zoom Training:

Register on the new registration site (under development). You will be sent the new computer link as soon as it is completed!  This will allow us to send you the Agenda, FCNL’s Notetaking Guide and the Zoom link specific to our training prior to the event on May 27th.

Contact me at for questions.

Thank You,
Pam Boyce


Picnic at the Ballpark

Central UMC is sponsoring a Picnic at the Ballpark day on Sunday, July 19, at the Traverse City Pit Spitters game.

We’d like to invite churches in our district to join us!

We have a special price of $10/person secured, which includes VIP early admission at 2:30, a meal ticket, lawn games and special fun just for us!  one and one-half hours of exclusive access to special family activities and the kids playground.

The game starts at 5:00 p.m. and is included in the price.

If your church would like to participate or if you have questions, please contact Kim Burch at   for details on reserving your spaces at this event.

Special Event pricing/perks can ONLY be honored when we reserve our spaces as a group.

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!