The body is a unit, though it is made up of many parts; and though all its parts are many, they form one body.   1 Corinthians 12:12


Words from our DS Anita Hahn

“I thank my God every time I remember you.  In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, begin confident of this, that God who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. 

Philippians 1:3-6

Thank you Grand Traverse District for your presence at this year’s District Conference held on Nov. 11 at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church.  What a great day of celebrating our story and hearing Ray Buckley as he shared that a storyteller isn’t known by the words spoken but by the life lived!  What story are you sharing?

It was great to see and hear how our District Ministry Shares are impacting churches and ministries across the District.  What an honor to hear how youth are being cared for in Indian River and that a thousand plus people came to a Christian Concert on the Waterfront in Ludington.  What an honor to know that we encourage our people to pray and we take note of answered prayers happening all around us.  What a privilege to know that lives are being changed by musical gifts being shared in Manistee and that there are gifted people who can guide us as we seek to create worship spaces of excellence!  And what fun to be in Lake Ann dreaming about what a safe play space  will mean for their community and children.  What a joy to know that our financial resources and talents are being used to make homes accessible and to care for people when tragedy strikes!

Thank you Grand Traverse for continuing to seek new ways to engage the Word, to share life so that all generations can hear the amazing stories of our Savior through our humble acts of compassion.  Thank you for hearing God’s call on your lives and for saying, “YES!”  to going to the places that Jesus is going!  And thank you for listening how God has touched another life and is calling us to live and to serve, together.

Our God is amazing and you are amazing!  Thanks for all the things you do relying on each other, God’s power through the Holy Spirit and through your own faith—to say, I’m not sure if I can, but we know God can.

I am proud and honored—humbled and in awe of the witness you are in this region of Michigan.  Grand Traverse District, thanks for all that you do every day to give witness to the love of the one who LOVES you!  Just the way you are.

Grace and Peace!

Anita K. Hahn