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Central Bay District News June 2019    

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Dinner Church Success in AuGres

Immediately after obtaining the Dinner Church Booklets distributed at our first D zone organizational meeting in August, we at Arenac Christ UMC encouraged all small groups and our adult Sunday School class to begin studying the book together.  

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District Conference

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

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VBS is Coming!

Do you know that 85% of Christians declare their heart and life to Jesus by the time they are 17 years old? That’s a HUGE number and to reach those children in your community, VBS is one of the easiest ways to get them through your doors and work on building their relationship with Christ and the church,

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Coleman: Faith Wins the Wayne C. Barrett Award


The Wayne C. Barrett Steward Leader Award was established by action of the Board of Directors of the United Methodist Foundation of Michigan upon Dr. Barrett’s retirement as President and Executive Director.

The purpose of this award is to honor up to six United Methodist congregations across the Michigan Area for their exemplary stewardship ministry and culture of generosity.

Qualified applicants must submit an application prior to February 28th of the year in which they are to be considered for the award.

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Central Bay District 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, swimming, ladder ball, corn hole, horseshoes, volleyball, a playground, 9 square, human foosball and kid-friendly worship on Sunday. Lots of other recreation and activities available or just relax by the pool.


Great Lakes Loons/Children's Ministry 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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Michigan Area School for Licensed Local Pastors

The purpose of the School for License as a Local Pastor is to foster the spiritual growth and skill development of persons called into ministry.  Students share in collegial fellowship, worship, study and practical experience, which enable them to qualify for a License as a Local Pastor and service in a congregation.

Registration deadline is July 1, 2019.

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There have been questions regarding the new EngageMI program and these people are knowledgeable and ready to answer questions and meet with those mission people in the churches who would like that.  Please feel free to suggest these ambassadors to those that need help in understanding and reporting the Learn, Give, Act program for 2019.  We hope to inspire and encourage our churches to become more informed and involved in the lives of those we serve.

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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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DZone 1 Connectivity in Action

During this Memorial Day Weekend – we held our Last DZONE 1 Sunday Worship Service for the summer at Bay Shore Camp & Family Ministry. 

Thank you Jeff Parsons, Director of Bay Shore for allowing us to be a part of this Sunday Worship Service.

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Kid Min Gatherings

Join other children’s ministry leaders and network, share ideas and ask questions in a casual setting. All meetings begin at 6:30 pm. Light refreshments provided. RSVP to if you or your team plan to attend. 

June 12th – Rosebush UMC 
September date TBA - West Branch First UMC

Healthy Congregations Training in Grayling
June 27 & 28, 2019
Michelson Memorial UMC - Grayling, MI

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Smile!  Jesus loves you.
I found a grocery store that only sells doughnuts and bagels.
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