Bishop's Day 2012 to focus on improving health globally
"Improve Health Globally" is the theme of the 2012 Bishop's Day, which is set to take place in each district of the Detroit Conference during the month of March. The theme is tied to one of the Four Areas of Focus of The United Methodist Church, "stamping out killer diseases of poverty by improving health globally." Each of the conference's six districts has planned at Bishop's Day event that focuses on global health in a variety of ways, from providing fresh water...
Local churches assigned lay members for 2012 annual conference session
The Rev. Tracy N. Huffman, secretary of the Detroit Conference, recently announced the lay membership from local churches that will make up a portion of the body of the 2012 annual conference session. A total of 457 lay members were assigned to the conference's 441 churches.
Lay members representing local churches will make up 63 percent of the total lay membership at the 2012 session. The remaining 37 percent of lay members will be determined through positions outlined...
Mandatory sexual ethics training for clergy to be held week of March 19
The office of Michigan Area Bishop Jonathan D. Keaton announced today that there will be required sexual ethics training for all clergy in the Michigan Area. This training will be conducted during the week of March 19, 2012.
According to the Bishop's Office attendance is mandatory for all clergy – Elders, Deacons, Local Pastors and Retired Clergy - in order to be in good standing for appointment (see Resolution 2044.7 in the 2008 Book of Resolutions). Retired clergy who...