Following more than two years of strategic discussion with clergy, laity and district leadership, in addition to numerous public listening sessions across the state, the Michigan Area Design Team will soon submit a proposal for district structure of the new Michigan Annual Conference for approval at the Annual Conference in June 2017.
The Design Team has organized three listening sessions for discussion of this district plan to be held as follows
Listening session #1: Wednesday, April 5 at West Branch First UMC, 2490 State Road, West Branch, 7:00-9:00 pm
Listening session #2: Thursday, April 6 at Jackson: First UMC, 275 W. Michigan Avenue, Jackson, 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Listening session #3: Tuesday, May 9, Webinar in Lansing at the Michigan Area Ministry Center, 1011 Northcrest Road, 7:00-9:00 pm
The final proposal will be posted to Design.MichiganUMC.org on April 15.
If you are unable to attend a listening session or have questions prior to the listening sessions, comments can be sent to the Design Team at Designteam@miareaumc.org.