United Women of Faith

The organized unit of
shall be a community of women
whose purpose is to know God
and to experience freedom
as whole persons through Jesus Christ;
to develop a creative,
supportive fellowship;
and to expand concepts of mission
through participation
in the global ministries of the church.

Midwest District
Inset City of Grand Rapids
United Women in Faith
Leadership Team

President........Jean Sherman, Fremont

Vice President........Open

Secretary.........Nancy Duiven, Alto

Treasurer.........Betty VanderWal, Rockford

Mission Coordinators

Spiritual Growth....Ann Scott, Cedar Springs
Education and Interpretation....Judy Huynh, Portland
Social Action.... Jody Pratt, Middleville
Membership Nurture and Outreach...Open.

Secretary of Program Resources....Connie Swinger, Wyoming

Communications Coordinator ....Sara Wolfsen, Fremont UMC

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ANCHOR Newsletter Spring 2022

Spring Fling Registration
Spring Retreat Registration

Midwest District Standing Rules

ANCHOR Newsletter December 2021
ANCHOR Newsletter August 2021
ANCHOR Newsletter April 2021
ANCHOR Newsletter December 2020
ANCHOR Newsletter August 2020
ANCHOR Newsletter April_2020
ANCHOR Updates August 2019
ANCHOR Newsletter December 2019
ANCHOR Newsletter August 2019
ANCHOR Newsletter May 2019
ANCHOR Newsletter February 2019
Midwest (Grand Rapids)
District ANCHOR
Newsletter Aug 2018

Grand Rapids ANCHOR
Newsletter Feb 2018

District Dates Below

Committee on Nominations

Chairperson...Jean Sherman, Fremont(2021)
Class of 2021....Jodi Pratt, Middleville
Class of 2018...Sara Wolfsen, Fremont
Sue Reitman, Middleville

Registrar....Sue Van Portfliet

Conference Officers and Appointed Persons.... Shirley Chappell, Nominations

District Superintendent....Rev. Margie Crawford
Midwest District Webpage
Bishop David Alan Bard
Michigan Conference United Methodist Church

2021 District Dates - partial

March 2 (Monday) ...Spring Fling Registration deadline
March 20(Saturday)....Spring Fling
March 23(Tuesday)....UMW National Day of Giving - Give to the Legacy Fund
April 3 (Saturday)...."Keep Making Peace", University UMC, East Lansing - TBA
April 15 (Thursday)...Deadline for Anchor newsletter articles
April 16 (Friday)..Spring Retreat Registrations Due
May 1 (Saturday) Spiritual Growth Retreat, ZOOM - 9 am - 1 pm
June 1-6 (Tuesday - Friday) Michigan Annual Conference, Virtual
July 9-10 (Friday-Saturday) Mission u Live by Zoom
……..Study - Pushout:The Criminalization of Black Girls in School
August 14 (Saturday)...Deadline for Anchor newsletter articles
August 13-14 (Friday-Saturday) - Mission u live by Zoom
……….Study - Bearing Witness in the Kin-dom
September 18 (Sat)....District Annual Celebration and Elected Leadership Training - Holland First UMC
October 18-19 (Monday-Tuesday)....School of the North, Gaylord:First UMC
October 22 (Friday)....Conference Leadership Training for District Officers,
October 23 (Saturday)....Conference Annual Celebration- Kalamazoo:Westwood UMC, 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
November 4 (Thursday)...Evening Apart, Middleville UMC -

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