The traditional opening worship offering will benefit our covenant partners, The Methodist Church of Haiti and The Liberia Annual Conference. Bishop Bard has designated a 10% tithe of the Annual Conference Offering to provide humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people through UMCOR International Disaster Relief and Recovery.
Haiti: Haitian Assets for Peace International (Advance #3020490) will receive 45% of the total offering. The Michigan Haiti Covenant Partnership invites support for the work in Mizak (South Central Haiti). HAPI empowers women and girls by providing health services through the Start Right program, providing maternity care, and vocational training to alleviate poverty and save lives.
Liberia: Bishop Judith Craig Children's Village in Liberia (Advance #11820A) will receive 45% of the total offering. The funds provide basic needs, education, counseling and healthcare to orphaned children.
UMCOR International Disaster Relief and Recovery: will receive the Bishop’s Tithe of 10% of the total offering which provides humanitarian assistance to the Ukrainian people in the wake of the Russian invasion of their country through Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund will provide direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries. Read more about Global Ministries and the Crisis in Ukraine.
How to make your donation
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to "Michigan Conference" noting "AC Offering" in the memo line. Mail your check in the envelope sent to your home, bring to Opening Worship, or send directly to:
Michigan Conference Center North, 1161 E. Clark Rd., Suite 212, DeWitt, MI 48820
Donate online: Pay with debit or credit card via PayPal. Offerings received via PayPal cannot be credited toward church giving for this event.
5K for Child Hunger Relief in Michigan
Walk, Run, Ride or Wag and raise money to relieve child hunger and food insecurity in Michigan. The latest numbers we have indicate 14 percent of children in Michigan are food insecure. Funds raised through registration or donation will be distributed to all counties in Michigan. Learn more, and access child hunger relief resources here.
Register for the 5K below. All participants get a T-shirt. Pet bandanas and cool running hats are available, too. You can donate to child hunger relief by check. Make your check payable to "Michigan Conference" noting "5K/Child Hunger" in the memo line. Please follow the check mailing guidelines above.
MEF (Ministerial Education Fund)
This offering is traditionally received during The Service of Commissioning and Ordination. Funds received assist seminary students with educational expenses.
Donate by check: Please make your check payable to “Michigan Conference” noting “MEF” in the memo line. Please follow the check mailing guidelines above.
Golf Scramble for Campus Ministries
Tee off on June 2, 9:00 a.m. at Grand Traverse Resort! Ten holes for $65, all proceeds go to campus ministries. More info here.
Annual Conference Collections
The Midwest Distribution Center truck returns to Annual Conference! Compile Flood Bucket Cleaning Kits, Personal Dignity Kits or Feminine Hygiene Kits and bring them to Annual Conference. It's preferred that all kits are complete and packed in a box. The truck will be available to receive your collections Thursday and Friday all day, and Saturday until noon. You'll find the truck near the front of Grand Traverse Resort's main entrance by the Plaza (white tent). Download the kit contents below.