I, the LORD, have called you for a good reason. I will grasp your hand and guard you, and give you as a covenant to the people, as a light to the nations, to open blind eyes, to lead the prisoners from prison, and those who sit in darkness from the dungeon. (Isa 42:6-7 CEB)

So speaks the prophet Isaiah to each of us and to our shared Annual Conference.

Throughout our days together at annual conference, we will gather in worship – thanking God for his faithfulness, celebrating his servants, and renewing our commitment to discipleship. This sacred time of prayer and praise will honor our past while helping to shape our shared future.

The things announced in the past—look—they’ve already happened, but I’m declaring new things.Before they even appear, I tell you about them. (Isa 42:9)

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Detroit Memorial Worship

Wednesday, June 8

2:00pm

Members of the Detroit conference will gather honor the past and celebrate the future – paying tribute to their saints who were lost this year while sharing in the baptism of two new brothers and sisters in Christ.  Click here to learn more

Gathering Worship

Friday, June 10

8:30am

Our Bishop, Deborah Kiesey, will lead this first-ever joint worship session with United Methodists from across both conferences. As a united body, we will ask God to open our eyes, touch our hearts and release us from our anxieties and fears as we seek to become both God’s message and His messengers. Click here to learn more

Act of Repentance

Friday, June 10

3:30 pm

An Act of Repentance towards reconciliation with Native American peoples will guide us through a litany of connection with our past and views to next steps in the future. Click here to learn more

Saturday Morning Worship

Saturday, June 11

8:30am

Bishop Don Ott, retired, will lead us in worship this morning as we celebrate God’s presence in our world. We will remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness to his Mission throughout our history while renewing our commitment to serve as His missionaries. Click here to learn more

A Celebration of Mission

Saturday, June 11

7:00pm

Bishop Gregory Palmer of Ohio will lead a joint worship service affirming the work of God done in and through us as we seek to serve. After a day of active learning and sharing, we will celebrate the many ways God calls us into local and global mission. Click here to learn more

Ordination

Sunday, June 12

2:00pm

Clergy from both conferences will join Bishop Deb in welcoming newly ordained Clergy and Deacons. This powerful service of affirmation serves as a renewal to all who seek to serve God. Click here to learn more

West Michigan Memorial Worship

Monday, June 13

10:30am

Members of the West Michigan conference will close our days together with a service of remembrance for all those lost this year. The Reverend Susan Hagans will lead us in this time of preparation for the new future that lies ahead. Click here to learn more