We Are Called

Puzzler's Corner Blog, Midwest District, DS Margie Crawford Blog

On Sunday morning, I saw an interesting story about jersey swapping in the NFL.  Before COVID, players would give an autographed jersey to a player on the opposing team, following a game.  As part of its COVID guidelines, the NFL prohibited the tradition.  Until a couple of weeks ago.  The story I saw described how… Continue Reading We Are Called

Announcing Midwest District Online Worship Director

We are pleased to announce that Jaryd Forbes has been added to our staff as the Online Worship Director.  He will be available to consult with and assist churches with their online worship needs.  Jaryd’s biography is below. Jaryd Forbes Bio Jaryd is a Central Michigan University Senior who is finishing his Bachelor of Broadcasting… Continue Reading Announcing Midwest District Online Worship Director

Midwest District Charge Conference 2020 Announcement

Sisters and brothers in Christ, I continue to lift you in prayer during this time. We are truly living in a liminal space, as we seek to plan for the future.   In his June 1, 2020 article, entitled “Begin in person gatherings with care” (https://michiganumc.org/begin-in-person-gatherings-with-care/) Bishop Bard shared that for this year only all annual… Continue Reading Midwest District Charge Conference 2020 Announcement

COVID-19 Resources

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Click HERE for a very useful and thorough COVID-19 resource list curated by Rev. Dean Prentiss, pastor at Wesley Park UMC There is also much information on the Michigan Conference website page Health Risk Management page HERE Guidelines on how to count online worship attendance HERE The weekly Midwest District E-Newsletter is also a resource with… Continue Reading COVID-19 Resources

Free: Clergy Robes, Stoles, Necklaces

Rev. Tamara Williams has a number of clergy robes, stoles and necklaces that she would like to re-home. If you’re interested or have more questions, please call or text Rev. Tamara at 1-269-967-7104. Descriptions for all items pictured below (from top to bottom): Formal Black robe with permanent black velvet stole is chest 40, length… Continue Reading Free: Clergy Robes, Stoles, Necklaces

An Opportunity for Mission in the Midwest District

The Native American Elders Program (NAEP) is one of the District Missions that was part of the Grand Rapids Metropolitan Ministry. NAEP provides lunch, health and education screenings and information for Native American older adults living in the Grand Rapids area. The District continues to support this vital ministry. Your church is being asked to… Continue Reading An Opportunity for Mission in the Midwest District

Midwest District EngageMI Ambassadors

The EngageMI Ambassadors listed below are knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and to meet with mission people in the local church. Please feel free to contact these folks to come to your church with more information about the Learn, Give, Act program for 2019.   Mark Burkart, Caledonia UMC mpburkart01@gmail.com (269) 967-0266 Sharon Burkart, Caledonia UMC sharonannburkart@gmail.com… Continue Reading Midwest District EngageMI Ambassadors

2019 Leadership Updates: Ezra Dashboard

Now is the time to update the local church dashboard with leadership changes as of Jan. 1, 2019. Click HERE for more info. Stumped? Please contact Jennifer Gertz 517.347.4030 or jgertz@michiganumc.org.