Welcome to the Grand Traverse District
We are a district made up of 67 churches; starting all the way up north at Indian River then south to Charlevoix, Empire, Manistee and ending at Hart and Mears on the Lake Michigan shoreline. Then inland to Leroy, Cadillac, Kalkaska and Mancelona and every United Methodist church in between, all west of I-75.
Our vision is to “Connect, Inspire, Equip, Repeat”.
We would love to have you join us at any one of the Grand Traverse District churches.
“No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old cloak; otherwise, the patch pulls away from it, the new from the old, and a worse tear is made.22And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise, the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost, and so are the skins; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.” Mark 2:21-22 (NRSV)
DISTRICT #2 DISTRICT CONFERENCE
April 22, 2018 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Gaylord First UMC: 215 S Center Ave., Gaylord
This will be a day of celebration and new beginnings. There will be time for getting acquainted with each other and celebrating our faith as we come together to worship! We will hold our first business meeting for District 2. Our agenda will include nominations for establishing our basic structure as guided by the Book of Discipline. We will affirm:
District Committee on Ministry
Board of Church and Location
Peace and Justice
Mission and Ministry
Lay Servant Ministry
Refreshments will be available
This is a day of new beginning as we seek to poise ourselves to equip the local church with strong pastoral and lay leadership to transform the world for Jesus Christ!
Everyone is encouraged to attend. All clergy and members of District 2 United Methodist Churches are expected to attend and to vote at this District Conference.
Please download and use the bulletin insert.
Abuse Prevention Trainings
APRIL 21 – UYA Camp Spring (Judson Collins) Audrey Mangum: 912-432-3001
Please note: The new Michigan Area Conference of the United Methodist Church has instituted a NEW Abuse Prevention Policy. Effective January 1, 2018 all previously obtained certification through the West Michigan and Detroit Conferences has expired. This new training will be REQUIRED for all leaders/churches attending or hosting District of Conference events where youth, children, and/or vulnerable adults will be served.