2019 Fall Conference
Friday, Nov. 1
@ Bay City Community of Christ
3301 E Midland Rd, Bay City, MI 48706
6:30pm – Conference Welcome
7:00pm – Open Dialogue
7:30pm – Snacks and Fellowship
Saturday, Nov. 2
@ Saginaw Valley State University
7:00am – Display Table Set Up
7:30am – Registration Opens
9:00am – Business Session
12:00pm – Lunch Recess
1:30pm – Presentations and Q&A
3:00pm – Business Session
5:00pm – Dinner Recess
7:00pm – Worship
8:30pm – Display Table Removal
Sunday, Nov. 3
@ Saginaw Valley State University
9:00am – Chats with Leaders
10:30am – Worship
Conference Mission Focus
God is calling for a prophetic community to emerge, drawn from the nations of the world, that is characterized by uncommon devotion to the compassion and peace of God revealed in Jesus Christ. Through divine grace and wisdom, this faith community has been given abundant gifts, resources, and opportunities to equip it to become such a people. Chief among these is the power of community in Christ expressed locally in distinctive fashions while upholding a unity of vision, foundational beliefs, and mission throughout the world. – Community of Christ Doctrine & Covenants 163:11a
Conference Mission Project
Conference attendees will be asked to record brief responses to one or more of the following prompts:
-How do you envision Community of Christ becoming more like Jesus, the peaceful one?
-Tell about a favorite memory from a Community of Christ camping experience.
-How have Community of Christ camps in Michigan made a different in your life or the life of someone you know?
Video recordings will be used in future communications to help share our story and invite others to experience the blessings of community. Those not able to attend the fall conference can submit written or recorded responses to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is no fee to attend the conference. Reported delegates will receive a name tag and voting device on Saturday morning. Conference costs (facility, materials, programming) total about $20 per person. Generous donations at conference will be appreciated.
Child care provided by registered youth workers will be available during the business sessions on Saturday for infants, toddlers, and preschool children.
Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend Conference Kids activities on Saturday during the business sessions. Registered youth workers will lead activities with these youth.
Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy lunch and meet with leaders of junior and senior high mission center programs during the Saturday lunch recess.
Conference Preparation & Dialogue
Ask questions and engage in dialogue about conference business items (mission center budget, officer appointments, elections, and resolutions). Join us at 10:00 AM on Saturday, October 12 at Sanford Campground, 3500 N West River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657.
Display Table Request
Limited space is available within the conference room in Curtiss Hall at Saginaw Valley State University for congregations, groups, or individuals to reserve display tables during the Fall Conference. Click here for more information and an online table request form.
Conference participants will need to make their own arrangements for housing. Several hotels are available in the Saginaw and Bay City areas. Some local families may be willing to host conference attendees. Contact the Bay City or Saginaw pastors to be connected with families willing to host guests.
Business Meeting Information
Recommendations for 2020 Mission Center Council and Ministry Leaders
Election – Journey House Campus Ministry Center Board of Directors
Election – Blue Water Campground Board of Directors
Election – Park of the Pines Board of Directors
Election – Sanford Campground Board of Directors
Election – The Woodlands Board of Directors
Consideration of World Church Minister Priesthood Office Callings
Resolutions Submitted by Mission Center Officers
2019 Resolution 1 – Jurisdiction Contributions to Worldwide Mission Tithes
Resolutions Submitted by Boards
Resolutions Submitted by Congregations
2019 Resolution 2 – Rescind Authorization to Sell The Woodlands