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Full circle of our life and faith

In this month's, "Michigan Meanderings," Bishop Deb talks about a recent trip to husband Brad's family farmstead. She invites us to consider how roots remain in spite of changing landscapes.... READ MORE 

Leaders score on Super Sunday

The Rev. Glenn Wagner has helped organize 16 Super Sunday leadership training events. The next takes place Nov. 11. Glenn shares memories and visions regarding the value of equiping the saints.... READ MORE

Pick up the phone
Mark Doyal's recent dialog on communication focuses on the importance of "answering the call." In this case, not the call from God, but the phone call from a seeker wanting info about your congregation.... READ MORE

Church of the Dunes experience Red Bird Mission
Sixteen persons from west Michigan representing UMC Church of the Dunes recently returned from a one-week work camp experience at Red Bird Mission in Appalachia with a greater understanding of current needs and challenges among those living in one of the poorest regions of the country. ... READ MORE
Coopersville UMC and the ALIVE Youth Group will be hosting a Trunk-or-Treating event in the parking lot of the Church, located on 68th Ave north of the Roundabout, on Wednesday, October 31, from 5:30-8pm.

G-ETS event remembers caregivers
Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary is hosting a Day of Remembrance and Care on November 1, 9:30 - 3:15pm, 2121 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL. This is a gathering for caregivers, chaplains and those impacted by cancer. Featured leader is Margaret Zee Jones, a retired elder from West Michigan. REGISTER and READ MORE

Vital Wesleyan Evangelism - 2013 Congress on Evangelism
January 2 - 5, 2013, Dunwoody, GA
The Rev. Sharma Lewis will be the keynote speaker at the 2013 Congress on Evangelism for the evening worship on Thursday, January 3. Read more and Register now!
Youth Director
Stevensville UMC has an opening for Youth Director. The Youth Director is responsible for developing and directing the programs for Middle School and High School Youth. Please contact Bob Hendley at 616-446-1826 or the church office at 269-429-5911.
To vote or not...
Tony Compolo was the Miracle Saturday keynoter at the 2012 West Michigan Conference. The movement he helped found, Red Letter Christians, has some things to say in this election year about the politics of Jesus. ... READ MORE
Click and support a missionary
10-Fold is an interactive global gathering. This week the focus is on United Methodist missionaries serving in more than 60 countries around the world. Visitors can trigger a $1 donation to the week’s project, simply by clicking.... READ MORE
The Word for all
Ministry Matters

Reformation Day is October 31. Key to the Protestant Movement was Martin Luther's translation of the Bible into the language of the people. And so we celebrate the access we have to scripture today. ... READ MORE

Reclaim Christmas
In a new advertising campaign for Advent, United Methodist Communications invites local churches to Reclaim Christmas and Rethink Church with a sermon series and a website re-design focused on simplifying the season and asking families to spend time, not money. ... READ MORE

2012 West MI Conference Journal corrections
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