2017 Michigan Area Annual Conference
A journey to joyful abundance
Members of the Detroit and West Michigan Annual Conferences gathered for the 2017 Michigan Area Annual Conference at the Grand Traverse conference center, June 1-4.
“Gather UP!” brought together these two annual conferences in Northern Michigan for a time of worship, fellowship and the continued work of creating a new annual conference. Gather UP!, the theme for the week, is based on the miracle story of Jesus feeding the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; Luke 9:10-17; John 6:1-15) and takes us on a discipleship journey from scarcity to joyful abundance.
Set against the beauty of northern Michigan, Annual Conference attendees in 2017 will enjoy a relaxed setting to connect with United Methodists from across the state. Choose from a variety of housing options and consider bringing your family to enjoy all the Grand Traverse conference center has to offer while you attend Annual Conference.