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Central Bay District News July 2019    

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Loons Fundraiser

August 21, 2019

Great Lakes Loons & Central Bay District Children’s Ministry are teaming up together to offer a FUN night of baseball, crafts and family time

But wait, there’s more:  Every ticket sold represents $3 towards CB District Children Camp Scholarship Money! 

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Family Camp

Bring your tent, pull the RV or stay in a room at Bayshore for Central Bay Family Camp 2 this year! August 16 – 18th, at beautiful Bayshore Camp in Sebewaing, is the place you and your family will want to be. Join us for a weenie roast Friday for supper, a potluck supper on Saturday, bonfire with S’mores,and more!
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Dinner Church in Cass City

Cass City UMC is well known for the past 20 years in preparing our Wednesday Dorcas Meal.  However, after reading Dinner Church by Verlon Fosner at last fall’s District Conference we wanted to explore how to incorporate Dinner Church into our HOLY C.O.W. (Church on Wednesdays). 

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Love Well Retreat
As I sit in my office at church, writing this article for the Central Bay District Newsletter, I’m excited that my phone is reminding me that Youth 2019 is only days away!  Probably by the time you read this update, our departure date will be even closer! 
District Conference 2019

Save the Date – October 19th, 2019 at Saginaw First UMC. 

Verlon Fosner, author of Welcome to Dinner, Church will be presenting training sessions in the morning and afternoon. Don’t forget we begin promptly at 9:00 am! 
Purchase books: $5 each



The Prop Center is Moving!

Drumroll….the Prop and Resource Center has a new location – we are headed to Clare UMC! We have a big, beautiful room in their office building upstairs where the props can be stored and I can work on new ones/repairing used ones. 

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2019 Retreat

Guest Speaker:  Robyn Dykstra

August 24-25, 2019
Kettunen Center – Tustin, MI

The position of the administrative assistant is a vital part of the overall ministry of a church and the congregation. They are the gatekeeper, bridge-builder, keeper of the “information”, soother of wounded feelings, and deliverer of unwanted news. They are the person who has Their finger on the pulse of your congregation and your community. They are the person people will come to for answers. They are the one consistent in the wonderfully crazy church we are all a part of. 

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Conference Children and Youth Events
The Greater Detroit District Conference is focusing on children with the keynote and two breakout sessions (you choose which ones) on Saturday, Sept 21st. It begins at 8:30 and there is no cost. The link for more info is here.

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Mission u

Can you believe that another year has flown by!  Mission u 2019 is filled with incredible dynamic speakers and interesting topics.  This is an event you won’t want to miss. 

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Website Checkup
Great job to the Central Bay District churches who have made the leap into the 2000s!

Your church website is crucial to the Great Commission.  Many district churches still don't have a website, though.  Help is here!

Tech Support >>>

Financial Support >>>
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