Men’s Event 2021

  Birmingham First is hosting a Two-Day Men’s Event November 5-6, 2021.  We are excited to welcome Rev. Dr. Kevin Smalls, Rev. Rodney Gasaway, and mental health expert Matt Swartz as main session speakers.  Revs. Elbert Dulworth, Shawn Lewis-Lakin, and Zack Dunlap will also co-lead one of our sessions.  You can engage in-person or online,… Continue Reading Men’s Event 2021

2021 Charge Conferences

Here is what you need to know about 2021 charge conferences: This year’s theme:  Theme: “Many Gifts, One Spirit – Revival Through Unity and Diversity” (NIV) 1 Corinthians 12: 4-7* Charge Conference Letter (7/8/2021 PDF) Charge Conference Instructions and Tips (9/22/2021 PDF) Most charge conference forms again this year are common across Michigan.  The forms… Continue Reading 2021 Charge Conferences

2021 District Annual Conference Can be Viewed

The Conference is Over ! The 2021 Conference is over but, if you missed it or want to watch parts again, you may still view: Agenda Plenary Session YouTube Link 0:00:00 – 0:20:00 Prelude Music Nardin Park UMC Music Department 0:20:00 – 0:48:18 Welcome and Business Meeting   0:48:18 – 0:54:18 District Events   0:54:18… Continue Reading 2021 District Annual Conference Can be Viewed

Reach Summit Oct 22-23

The link above will take you to the registration and information website.

GDD Lay Servant Ministers – Women’s Virtual Conference

Registration is now open for the September 24-26, 2021 Virtual Conference. The details: Click the image for details View and print the flyer for local advertisement (PDF) Registration link (PDF) – deadline to register is Sept 5, 2021 Register on your phone:

Revitalization Resources

Have you seen the resource Rev. Gary Step, Assoc. Director of Congregational Vibrancy, has assembled to support your efforts to revitalize your church setting?  If not, check them out here (link).  There is something for everyone, topics include: CONFERENCE ADMINISTRATION Benefits Health Plans Retirement Plans Welfare Plans Wellness Initiatives Benefits Ministry Shares Finance/Treasury Contact Database… Continue Reading Revitalization Resources

The Church and Covid-19

Covid and the Church

Reflection by Rev. Dr. Charles Boayue, Jr. Greater Detroit District Superintendent July 1, 2020 – Back in February 2020, I was busy like most of you with the routines of ministry and my life:

Online Ministry and Your Protection Policy

Policy Protection Review

As we are have increased online ministry due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is an important time to make sure

GDD Social Media News

The Marketing & Communications Ministry is the official communication arm of the Greater Detroit District.  We follow the same content submission guidelines as the Michigan Area Conference of The United Methodist Church.  District News—website, eNewsletter and social media—exist to share information on behalf of the conference and district in support of equipping local churches for… Continue Reading GDD Social Media News