Bishop’s Message

Bishop Bard's June 1 Message

June 1, 2020 Message ~ Begin In-person Gatherings With Care  ~   Bishop David Bard encourages United Methodist churches in Michigan to use guidelines provided by the Michigan Conference as they prepare to re-open for in-person activities. Dear Michigan United Methodists, Allow me to begin with a word of deep gratitude for you all. You… Continue Reading Bishop’s Message

DS Jodie’s Message

DS Jodie's summer pic

Is It Really June? As we move into summer, I wanted to celebrate how the churches of the Northern Waters District have responded to COVID.  I also wish to highlight some important resources (including PPP loans) and encourage clergy self-care. I am in awe of how quickly our churches adapted to the suspension of in-person… Continue Reading DS Jodie’s Message

2020 Virtual Annual Conference

Virtual Annual Michigan Conference

The 2020 Virtual Michigan Annual Conference ~~The Michigan Annual Conference will be different this year but all essential business will get done. Registration has closed for this virtual session. There will be no late registration. Sowing Seeds: Rooting, Tending, Reaping is the theme of the 2020 Annual Conference. Vibrant Congregations is the third in the… Continue Reading 2020 Virtual Annual Conference


picnic at the ballpark

Join Us For This Fun Family Event!   Each church should assign ONE PERSON to get a ticket count and collect money.  A final head count needs to be reported to me no later than Monday, July 13, at 10:00 a.m.  Churches should plan to bring cash or check, payable to Central UMC, to the… Continue Reading PICNIC AT THE BALLPARK

Benefits Ministry Shares Payment

benefits ministry shares payment

Benefits Ministry Shares Payment Holiday Addendum Your questions answered ~~ March 27, 2020   Since the initial release of the Benefits Ministry Shares Holiday notice on March 26th, (click HERE for link), additional questions are arriving at the benefits office. The following are responses for clarification and sharing: 1.  What do Benefits Ministry Shares pay… Continue Reading Benefits Ministry Shares Payment


Coming Soon

This Fall ~~   VIRTUAL DISTRICT CONFERENCE, Sept. 12, 2020 Get this on your calendar now!  Details will be available at a later date.     FALL LAY SERVANT TRAINING Northern Waters District Lay Servant Training – Zoom Classes (All Classes are to be held on-line)   Five weekly classes from September 14 – October… Continue Reading COMING SOON

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