Detroit Conference missionary invites youth groups to mission in Utica, N.Y.
Mary Gladstone-Highland, a Detroit Conference native and missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries serving as a Church and Community Worker in Utica, N.Y., announces a new mission trip opportunity. This is a chance to visit a missionary supported by the Detroit Conference and see your mission dollars in action.
The Refuge is a brand new mission trip destination for United Methodist youth in Utica, NY. sponsored by the Utica Eastside Mission. This site...
Basketball Competition to Benefit Urban Youth Camp, Missions Partnership
The Detroit West District will be hosting the first annual Basketball Hot Shot Competition on Saturday-Sunday, March 19-20, at Detroit: Metropolitan UMC. The competition will raise funds for the United Methodist Urban Youth Camp and the Detroit West District Missions Partnership.
In the Hot Shot Competition, teams of two players will have 30 seconds to score as many baskets as possible, alternating shots between players. Teams with the most baskets will advance to the next...
Conference Announces Program Staffing Changes
The Rev. Dr. Jerome (Jerry) DeVine has announced several changes to the program staff of the Detroit Conference, effective immediately. All changes are within existing positions and budget.
The Rev. Dr. James Parkhurst, who has been on staff since April 1 as interim conference director of outdoor and retreat ministries, has been promoted to conference director of outdoor and retreat ministries, while the Rev. Terry Gladstone, conference director of discipleship, has accepted a...
Give a Bible to someone who’s searching
For less than the cost of a matinee movie ticket or a couple of gallons of gas, you can place the New Testament in the hands of a spiritual seeker who has responded to The United Methodist Church’s advertisements.
This is United Methodist Communications’ message to the church, as the agency begins offering the Rethink Church Edition Common English Bible (New Testament) at no cost to seekers who request it when they visit the Rethink Church campaign website,...
Registration Open for Youth 2011 - the National Youth Gathering
Young People’s Ministries and GBOD are excited to announce that registration for the National Youth Gathering, Youth 2011 has officially launched early bird registration. Register your group now at www.youth2011.org.
Early bird registration for the Purdue site is all-inclusive – covering programming, four nights lodging in university residence halls and all meals for $375.
Early bird registration for the Sacramento site covers programming and...
Outdoor and Retreat Ministries Experiences Help Prepare Seminary Student
Thom Victor is serving as a camp counselor at Judson Collins Center this summer. He says that he experienced his call to ministry over a long period of time. It began with his Confirmation experience as a young person, when he first learned about prevenient grace. His experiences in the Wesley Foundation at Central Michigan University with Revs. Eric Stone and Charles Farnum connected him with clergy and other leaders who helped him grow. Working at Camp Kinawind...
Young People's Forum Charts Direction for Conference Youth/Young Adult Ministries
by Ang Hart, Conference Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries
Did you know that there are nine different Youth and Young Adult programs within out conference? Did you also know that we have only four active district Youth programs? Did you know that our camping programs are some of the best in the nation?
Because of all of this, an idea emerged. What would our Youth and Young Adult (Young People) programs look like in 5-10 years if we actually had a vision for...