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.
CHARGE CONFERENCES 2017
The HUB Schedule is where we meet for charge conferences and connect and eat chili!
- Central HUB at LeRoy UMC on Saturday, Sept. 23
- West Bay HUB at Frankfort UMC on Sunday, October 1
- Tip of the Mitt HUB at Indian River UMC on Sunday, October 22
- East Bay HUB at Mosaic UM Faith Community on Saturday, October 28
- Southern HUB at Manistee UMC on Sunday, October 29
**The Main Event with District Conference will be held on Nov. 11, 2017 at Traverse Bay UMC. Ray Buckley is joining us for the day; “Storytelling – Make Plain the Vision” is our theme. Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue Jr. will lead us in morning worship and workshops will be offered in the afternoon.
Ray Buckley is the interim Director of the Center for Native American Spirituality and Christian Study. Buckley has served The United Methodist Church as a staff member of The United Methodist Publishing House, Director of the Native People’s Communication Office (UMCom) for nine years, and Director of Connectional Ministries for the Alaska Missionary Conference.