Bring Fresh Vision
Michigan Mission Center – 2018 Fall Conference
November 2-4 @ Saginaw Valley State University
Conference Preparation & Dialogue
Ask questions and engage in dialogue about conference business items (mission center budget, officer appointments, elections, and resolutions). Join us from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday, October 13 at Sanford Campground, 3500 N West River Rd, Sanford, MI 48657.
Conference Mission Focus
“Let the educational and community development endeavors of the church equip people of all ages to carry the ethics of Christ’s peace into all arenas of life. Prepare new generations of disciples to bring fresh vision to bear on the perplexing problems of poverty, disease, war, and environmental deterioration. Their contributions will be multiplied if their hearts are focused on God’s will for creation.” (Doctrine & Covenants 163:4c)
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.
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
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Four Points by Sheraton (4960 Towne Centre Road, Saginaw, MI 48604) under the group code SMERF. Twenty rooms with two queen beds are available at a rate of $110 per night through Oct. 3, 2018. Reservations can be made by calling (989) 790-5050.
Schedule of Events
|Friday, Nov. 2||Saturday, Nov. 3||Sunday, Nov. 4|
|5:00 PM||Display Table Set Up||7:30 AM||Delegate Check-in Begins||8:30 AM||Q&A with Leaders|
|6:30 PM||Conference Welcome||9:00 AM||Business Mtg.*||9:15 AM||Dialogue: Generosity Cycle|
|7:00 PM||Dialogue: Business Items||12:00 PM||Lunch Recess**||& Mission Funding|
|8:00 PM||Retirement Celebration for||1:30 PM||Q&A on Legislation||10:00 AM||Dialogue: World Conference|
|Dianna Vanderkarr &||2:00 PM||Business Mtg.*||Nonviolence Resolution|
|Cathy Hopkins||5:00 PM||Dinner Break||11:00 AM||Communion Worship|
|7:00 PM||Ordination Worship|
*Child care provided by registered youth workers will be available during the business sessions on Saturday, Nov. 3 for infants, toddlers, and pre-school children.
*Children in kindergarten through 5th grade are invited to attend Conference Kids activities on Saturday, Nov. 3 during the business sessions. Registered youth workers will lead activities with these youth.
**Youth in grades 6-12 are invited to enjoy a pizza lunch and meet with leaders of junior and senior high mission center programs during the lunch recess.
Business Meeting Information
Recommendations for 2019 Mission Center Officers
Mission Center President Team – Adam Bouverette, Dan Nowiski, Erica Nye
Mission Center Financial Officer – Jessica Montague
Recommendations for 2019 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
Election – Delegates to the World Conference
Consideration of World Church Minister Priesthood Office Callings
Cindy Dewar (Clio) – High Priest
Jessica Montague (Eastside) – High Priest & Bishop
Ron Rousse (Twining) – High Priest
Don Spencer (Lake Orion) – High Priest
Dana Thering (Farwell) – High Priest
Dianna Vanderkarr (Lapeer) – Evangelist
Resolutions Submitted by Mission Center Officers
Resolutions Submitted by Boards