East Michigan District

Great Lakes District merger is complete

Great Lakes District merger is complete

Delegates from the East Michigan, Illinois, North Michigan and West Michigan districts met at Central Wesleyan Church in Holland, Michigan, on Friday, August 24, to complete their merger, forming the new Great Lakes District. The new district elected Rev. Chris Conrad...
Four districts vote to merge

Four districts vote to merge

Preliminary steps this summer have been taken to merge the Illinois, East Michigan, North Michigan and West Michigan districts of The Wesleyan Church. The East Michigan District conference approved the merger on June 16, by a vote of 106 to 20; the Illinois District...
Detroit church receives grant to benefit at-risk youth

Detroit church receives grant to benefit at-risk youth

Wesleyan Community Church – Detroit (WCC-D), led by Pastor Mark Judkins, received a $19,592.00 grant from the Kern Family Foundation (KFF) for training youth about the intersection of Faith, Work & Economics. This was our sixth year of the summer program and there...
President Obama meets key FGI leader in Flint

President Obama meets key FGI leader in Flint

President Obama and several members of his administration were in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday, May 4, to see and hear first-hand the reality and impact of the ongoing water crisis. The situation is often referred by him and others as a “man-made disaster that...
​350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed!

​350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed!

350 Wesleyans so far helped in Flint—and more volunteers needed! Editor’s Note: This comprehensive report on what Wesleyans are doing in Flint is impressive. Kudos to all the volunteers and donors. More are needed. Some are shocked to find out that only $1,500...
​Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory

​Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory

A new church, in a very old building, is beginning to take root in the heart of Midtown. It’s called Mosaic Midtown Church, and church leaders have taken on the rather large undertaking of restoring a historic building that dates back as far as the 1880s....
Wesleyan response to Flint crisis has impact

Wesleyan response to Flint crisis has impact

Untold thousands of people have already been exposed to dangerous levels of lead contamination and the danger continues. But the Wesleyan response to the Flint water emergency (see stories here and here) is already making a difference. Many volunteers are needed! (See...
The Flint, Michigan story builds

The Flint, Michigan story builds

The story of the ongoing crisis of toxic drinking water in the city of Flint, Michigan, is taking an interesting turn. Last week, national news sources reported that the entire city has been advised not to drink or cook with or even bathe in the water coming through...
WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

WERF appeal on behalf of Flint, Michigan, water disaster

General Superintendent Dr. Jo Anne Lyon has authorized the Wesleyan Emergency Relief Fund (WERF) to launch an appeal for prayer and financial support for the Flint, Michigan Water Disaster. Flint’s water supply is contaminated with lead and it is uncertain how...
Former missionary couple passes within one week of each other

Former missionary couple passes within one week of each other

A missionary couple with Wesleyan World Missions (now Global Partners) has passed away within a week of each other. Wilda Arlene Nelson, 89, passed away November 2, 2015, and her husband, Rev. Eldon B. Nelson, 89, passed away one week later, November 9, 2015. The...