On Saturday, April 27, a Michigan Area United Methodist History Convocation is planned at Central Michigan University’s Clarke Historical Library (250 East Preston St., Mount Pleasant, MI 48859). The theme is “Roots and Branches – 2019 – First Nations: Christian Connections”. Our keynote speaker will be Jason Sprague of Eastern Michigan University and the University of Michigan – Dearborn speaking about Odawa Catholicism from 1765-1825. Archivist Rebecca McNitt will again share about her work and how the Archives can help the local church historian.
Persons from the entire Michigan area – especially historians of churches, those interested in church history and preserving it, clergy, and lay will want to attend. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 27, 10 am to 3 pm (registration at 9:30am) with lunch included at the Clarke Historical Library. Registrations (see below) must be mailed no later than April 11th.
Any churches that would like to be recognized for their longevity, specifically those founded in 1819 (200 years), 1844 (175 years), 1869 (150 years, 1894 (125 years), and 1919 (100 years), should fill out the application at the end of this post and submit it to Diana Miller by April 10th.
The current officers of the Michigan Area United Methodist Church Historical Society are Diana Spitnale Miller – President, Lois Omundsen – Vice President, Sharon Scott – Secretary, and Della Wilder – Treasurer. The Michigan Area United Methodist Church Historical Society continues to expand membership to include church historians and other interested persons. Please come to the convocation and find out more about it.