Grand Traverse District

West Michigan Conference

United Methodist Church

Upcoming
Events

Rev. Anita Hahn, District Superintendent

Sep 16
District Mission & New Ministry
Traverse City: Christ
9:00 a.m. - noon

Oct 9
District Committee on Ministry
Traverse Bay UMC
9:30 a.m.

Nov 3
Grand Traverse District Leadership Council
Traverse City: Central UMC
2:00 p.m.

Nov 8
District Conference at Traverse Bay UMC

Dec 2
District Superintendency Committee
Traverse City: Christ UMC
6:00 p.m.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

NO MORE MALARIA UPDATE: The Michigan Area is over halfway to its goal of raising $1.5 million, and saving 150,000 lives, through the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Thank you for your participation and your generous giving. Being halfway there means we have further to go and we need your support to get there. Between now and December 31, 2014 we need to raise $700,000 to save 70,000 lives. You are an important part of reaching this goal. The $1.5 million goal was based on $10 for every one of the 150,000 United Methodist in the Michigan Area, which includes your church. At your charge conference you will be asked to report on what your church will be doing between now and December 31, 2014 to assist in meeting the Area goal. For churches who have already reached or exceed the $10 per member goal, you are encouraged to consider giving more. For churches who have not yet met this goal, now is the time to start so that together the entire Michigan Area will help to drastically reduce the number of deaths caused by malaria.
 
SMALL GROUP MINISTRY TIDBIT: Prepare for a new year of teaching and learning. Many churches are beginning their new year of Christian education through Sunday school classes and small groups. The theme for Christian Education Week 2014 is Small Group Leaders Form Vital Disciples. Resources provided by GBOD for observing the week include an explanation of the 2014 theme, worship resources, a litany of dedication for small groups and their leaders and a training workshop. For more information, contact Carol Krau at ckrau@gbod.org. Download the resources at http://bit.ly/1mmpzE9.

Carol Krau will be with us at our District Conference Nov. 8th, 2014.
 


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