Missionaries Ut To and Karen Vo-To Visiting Detroit Conference
The Revs. Ut To and Karen Vo-To, missionaries with the General Board of Global Ministries, will be visiting the Detroit Conference from May 19-22 and June 2-5 to make presentations on their ministry in Vietnam The Tos are two of the 20 missionaries that are in a covenant relationship with the Detroit Conference.
Ut To is a country director and mission superintendent, where he trains Christian leaders in developing new congregations and nurturing Christians. He...
Conference Leadership Team Announces District Names
The Conference Leadership Team has announced the names of the six districts of the Detroit Conference that will take effect on July 1, 2011. The re-naming of districts is necessary due to the elimination of a district as a result of action taken by the 2010 annual conference session.
As part of the new district boundaries, determined by Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton, the current Detroit East and Detroit West Districts were combined into a new district that...
Leadership Team Outlines District Renaming Process
Fulfilling legislation passed at the 2010 annual conference session, the Conference Leadership Team has developed a process for the renaming of the districts of the Detroit Conference, which will be reduced to six on July 1, 2011.
The resolution passed at the 2010 annual conference session states:
"Be it resolved that the number of districts comprising the Detroit Annual Conference be reduced from seven to six, effective no later than July, 1, 2011....
Carey Named Superintendent for New Detroit Metropolitan Area District
Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton has announced that the Rev. Melanie L. Carey, lead pastor at Ypsilanti: First United Methodist Church, has been appointed to serve as a district superintendent in the Detroit Conference. Carey will be assigned to the newly formed district in the Metro Detroit area as of July 1, 2011.
“Melanie combines fruitful pastoral ministry, a wide variety of conference responsibilities done well, and a passion for social justice," Keaton...
Bishop's Day Events Planned for March
Churches and leaders in the Detroit Conference will be learning about "Ministry with the Poor" in March during the annual Bishop's Day, which will take place at seven district sites across the conference. Each district has arranged for keynote speakers and workshops to highlight Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton's annual continuing education event.
"Faith Stories: A Transformation Experience" is the title of the Ann Arbor District Bishop's Day, which...
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...