You’re invited to attend an open house to meet the new Midwest District Superintendent, Rev. Dr. Margie Crawford and see the new MI Conference West and Midwest District offices on Sunday, September 23 from 3-5pm! Save the date!
NEW EVENT! This is a weekend for adults with special needs and a caregiver. Come for a weekend of winter fun – including Bible stories, crafts, music and much more! Cost includes two overnights, five meals and program supplies. Double Occupancy – $175 per person (one camper/one caregiver); Triple Occupancy(one camper/two caregivers) – $155 per person; Quad Occupancy $125 per person (two campers/two caregivers).
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Our afternoon will begin with gathering at 3:00 pm followed by a final Albion District Conference at 3:30 pm. We will then enjoy a lovely dinner (a gift from the District) at 4 o’clock and then a worship celebration with guest speaker Rev. Faith Fowler at 5 o’clock. You MUST register by February 2, 2018 if you wish to attend the dinner.
ALBION DISTRICT VOLUNTEERS IN MISSION SCHOLARSHIP
The Albion District has a long history of mission involvement. Several of our churches have been ardent supporters and participants in the V.I.M. (Volunteers in Mission) program. Our District Mission Team and our District Leadership Team is challenging the Albion District to raise money to establish an Albion District V.I.M. Scholarship.
The Scholarship would enable a person who has the desire, but not the income, to become a part of a V.I.M. team experience. Our goal is to raise at least $10,000 by the time we hold our Farewell Celebration. Our District will match one dollar for every dollar contributed by our churches. $10,000 would then become $20,000!
If we raise over $10,000 then we will still match dollar for dollar. Donations will establish an endowment fund that will insure a long-lasting legacy in the name of the Albion District.
You may bring your gift to the Albion District V.I.M Grant to the celebration or mail it to the Albion District Office. Please make the check out to UNITED METHODIST FOUNDATION and in the memo write ALBION DISTRICT VIM GRANT.
February 2-3, Junior High
Winter Blast is the best way to beat the winter blahs! For one night and two days prepare to get Seriously Ridiculous with night tubing behind the pool house, broomball on the lake, awesome times in chapel together and so much more!
Registrar@umcamping.org to sign up. Questions? Call 269-721-8291.
Celebrating 50 Years of Vibrant Ministry
Join the celebration on Saturday, January 27 from 9am-Noon at GR First UMC. A worship service is planned to celebrate the ministry of the Grand Rapids District as the Michigan Area becomes one new conference. Bishop Laurie Haller will be part of the worship celebration! The Jubilee concludes with a buffet luncheon for $8.
Click HERE to register for this special event!
Wesley Woods Winter Blast
January 19-20, High School
Come have a blast in the snow, play lots of games, spend time with old friends, make some new ones, and get in some great worship. These events are open to individuals and youth groups. The more friends, the more fun, so bring all your people with you! We can’t wait to see you!
Calling all Youth Groups!
November 10-11, 2017
Mt. Pleasant First UMC
Get all the information you need and
register your group
Wesley Woods Spiritual Scrapbooking Retreat
Colder weather is around the corner, but busy scrapbookers keep warm all night long! Participants will be treated to a session of “Holy Yoga” from a local instructor, and a shopping trip to a local scrapbooking shop. Where else can you get away, scrapbook all day, have meals prepared for you, and stay in your jammies? To request a brochure, or to register, contact Guest Services at email@example.com.
Cost is $89 per person (double occupancy), and includes scrapbooking space, two nights lodging, four meals and two snacks.
Registration Deadline is October 27.
Sunday, October 29
Crystal Springs 4th Annual Community Trick-or-Treat
Everyone is invited to this free, public event. Local churches, businesses and organizations set up at each of our houses, cabins and public buildings to provide a safe trick-or-treating experience for children from all over Michigan’s great southwest. Plus, enjoy games, miniature train rides, music and snacks. The event draws over 300 people. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuesday’s, October 3, 10,1 7, 24
$25 fee includes your materials
7-9pm (Oct. 3 start time is 6:45pm to accommodate registration)
- Basic Class: (Keith Caldwell, instructor)
- Advanced Class: Wesleyan Heritage (Jody Pratt/Sara Wolfsen, instructors)
- Advanced Class: Spirit and Art of Conflict Transformation (Don Williams, instructor)
Registration is by phone or email to Jody Pratt, and begins August 1. Deadline to register is September 15. Classes must have at least 10 participants to be held. Questions? Please contact Jody Pratt via email email@example.com or phone 616.292.4908. Click HERE for reminder flyer to print/post.