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Double Header Wrap-up
November 7, 2015; Ishpeming Wesley UMC
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m (EDST)
Pastors and laity of churches gathered on Saturday, November 7, at Wesley UMC in Ishpeming to do the work of the district. The Double Header consists of two events: the District Board of Missions and Church Extension Annual Meeting in the morning and the District Annual Conference in the afternoon.

In the morning the Board of Missions and Church Extension Annual Meeting:
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approved a 2016 budget of $14,500;
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Elected a slate of officers that included the class of 2018, Jean Trudgeon and Rev. Walther Reichle;
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Voted Camp Michigamme as the 2016 Mission of the Year;
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Heard a report from God’s Country Cooperative Parish Church and Community Worker Randy Hildebrant;
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Lifted up 2014 Spotlight Churches (see box);
Music was provided by Lois Ayotte of Wesley UMC. 2015 Mission of the Year recipient, Germfask UMC, shared all that was being accomplished as a result of the District’s generousity.

Wesley UMC women provided a welcome soup and sandwich lunch.

2014 Spotlight Churches

Engadine
Faithorn
Gladstone: Memorial
Greenland
Hancock: First
Iron River: Wesley 
Ironwood: Wesley
L’Anse
Marquette: First
Munising 
Norway: Grace 
Ontonagon
Paradise 
Rockland: St. Paul’s
Stephenson
White Pine Community
The afternoon meeting was devoted to the District Annual Conference and included worship and communion. Some highlights:
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Introduction of new pastors to the district – Rev. Jim Fegan, Rev. Caroline Hart and Rev. Steve Sudduth;
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A time of remembrance honoring Iron River: Wesley UMC upon it’s closing this year;
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Camp Michigamme session
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Heard a report from Executive Director Renee Deroche
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Approved a 2016 budget of $186,610
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Approved By-Law changes
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Recognized District Lay Servants
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Elected full slate of district officers
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Elected District at-Large Members to the 2016 Detroit Annual Conference(see box)
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Approved a District Executive Coordinating Committee budget of $36,725
Music was provided by Wesley’s band, The Other Side of Grace.

Voting results for 2016 District Members at-Large

Each district is allotted only a certain number of at-large members and thhose numbers are not available until February of the following year. The voting at the District Annual Meeting establishes the order in which those spots are allotted. Once the number of slots available is established, a notice will be sent to all applicants. Results in order of votes received are:
Dawn Dulworth
Pam Quayle
Patti Steinberg
Jane Dickow
Laurie dela Garza
Kay Bashore  
Ted Baird   
Tim Bennett 
Carol Herm 
Judy Osweiler
Claire Tembreull (youth)
_______________(young adult, open)