Dirk Elliott, Detroit Conference's Director of New Faith Communities and Church Development, is a presenter at the REACH Summit Oct. 18 in Lansing. He will share how to do evangelism by meeting a need in the community ... like a Dog Park.
The Rev. Dr. William Dobbs usually answers queries posed to him. This month he's the one asking a Burning Question and he hopes you will respond.
Michelle Obama told the 226 Dillard University graduates to never lose their hunger for education as she recounted the history of the school which dates back to 1826. MORE
Six Wesley Foundations in the Detroit and West Michigan conferences will receive funds from the General Bd of Higher Education and Ministry. These dollars will support campus ministry students for service as local church interns.
|A new campus ministries program, EncounterMICall, has been granted $64,000 to expand a program that began at the Kalamazoo Wesley Foundation.|
The General Board of Higher Education and Ministry has released names of recipients of the second round of Young Clergy Initiative grants. There were 164 grant applications over the two rounds, and 75 awards were made totaling about $5.5 million.
Three Michigan clergy, Paul Perez, Carl Gladstone and Lisa Batten wrote a proposal to expand Kalamazoo Wesley's congregational internship program to 30 interns at campus ministries across the state. The program, called EncounterMICall, was awarded $64,000. (Further details next week.)
Grants ranged in size from $100,000 to $5,000. Kim Ingram, a member of the YCI Selection Committee, said of the diversity among applicants, “We got grant requests from a number of different kinds of sources—local churches, districts, campus ministries, conferences, non-profits, seminaries, United Methodist [related] colleges, foundations, and camps.”
“There were also some exciting partnerships that were going to happen as a result [of the YCI grants awarded,] through campus ministries and United Methodist [related] colleges, between churches and campus ministries, between seminaries and conferences, [and] between a seminary and a college,” Ingram said. “We’re excited about people working together.”
She also said that as a result of reading through applications, the board is working to partner people from different parts of the country who are trying to do similar things so that they’ll be in conversation with one another.
The goal of the grant program is to support good ideas from all levels of the church about how to prepare young people to hear God’s call to ordained ministry, assist young people in responding to God’s call to ordained ministry, develop young people in spiritual and theological formation, and nurture young clergy for lifelong transformational ministry.
“Simulating innovation and creativity is difficult,” Mills said of the selection process. “We really need to look at and balance the benefits and challenges of an approach that is grassroots. This [approach] was more grassroots in that the call went out as a general call versus a more targeted effort.”
Some of the other projects approved included:
General Conference 2012 created the $7 million fund to address the need for young clergy in the UMC. While $7 million was approved, the amount disbursed was about $5.5 million, since the actual funds are dependent on payments to the World Service apportionment fund.
On July 16th, the Michigan Area Episcopal Office moved to the new Area Ministry Center at 1011 Northcrest Road, Lansing MI 48906. After the first month of operation, offices are still being furnished and equipped. People are enthusiastic about the possibilities the site affords.
The new area office will offer a shorter drive to both conference centers, in Flint and Grand Rapids. It is within an hour's drive of 80% of Michigan's population.
On Sunday, September 7, the doors open to the public from 3-5 pm. All are invited to tour the new Area Ministry Center. Travel to Lansing and enjoy the Open House and Reception.
|Bishop Scott Jones and the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, head of the General Board of Church and Society, talk prior to the Aug. 21 session. ~umcom photo/Kathleen Barry|
The United Methodist Church’s intensifying debate around human sexuality has substantial financial implications in the global church, a bishop warned the denomination’s finance agency. Those costs could include a drop in church giving and the division of property.
“The question is: Is there a middle ground that will allow most of the traditionalists to stay and yet satisfy most of the progressives?” said Great Plains Area Bishop Scott Jones.
Since spring, Jones has collected some of the proposals on the matter that could be heading to the 2016 General Conference.
On Aug. 21, he shared an overview of these proposals and their potential impact on church unity with a group that included the board and top staff of the General Council on Finance and Administration as well as top executives from other general agencies. He also shared his paper on the topic, “Finding a Way Through: Options for the UMC and Homosexuality.”
Jones plans to share a similar presentation again in a webcast at 11 a.m. ET Sept. 13.
The Book of Discipline, the church’s book of polity and doctrine, since 1972 has stated that all people are of sacred worth but the practice of homosexuality is “incompatible with Christian teaching.”
General Conference, the church’s top lawmaking body that meets every four years, has consistently voted to keep the language and over the years has expanded on restrictions against “self-avowed practicing” gay clergy and same-gender unions.
For just as long, United Methodists have debated this stance and how best to minister with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender individuals. Most United Methodists have chosen to stay in the conversation rather than split the denomination.
But Jones, who is also a church historian, told those gathered that he thinks two developments are unsettling the equilibrium in the denomination’s debate.
Because of the bishops’ involvement, Jones said, “No longer can we live and ignore this issue or keep it at the periphery of our church life in the way that we have before.”
For now, a number of United Methodists are preparing legislation to be considered by the next General Conference aiming to settle the dispute in some way.
Among the options on the table are plans to:
These proposals all come from United Methodists in the United States, Jones said. About 30 percent of delegates to the 2016 General Conference will come from Africa, 5.8 percent from Europe and 4.6 from the Philippines.
Jones also noted that so far, the proposal for amicable separation has not gone into details about what an amicable division of general church assets might look like. The Methodist Church’s split over slavery in 1844 was not amicable from legal standpoint, ending up with a case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Rev. Steve Wood, a GCFA board member and pastor of Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church in Johns Creek, Ga., agreed with Jones that the finance agency should think of the financial and legal ramifications of each of the proposals.
“Just because you get to a vote …doesn’t mean you are at the end,” Wood said. “There are lawsuits, there’s collateral work, there’s all kinds of implementation issues that have very real costs.”
Jones urged those gathered to talk to counterparts in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Episcopal Church and Presbyterian Church (USA). Those denominations all have faced the departure of congregations and in some cases, whole regional bodies, after changing denominational policies on ordination and same-gender marriage.
Thinking about possible exit strategies that General Conference might approve is key, Jones said. He used the example of a departing Episcopal congregation in his area that offered to give up its building to the diocese and thus saddle the diocese with the property’s $2 million debt. Ultimately, the diocese and congregation came to an agreement, but Jones said he could imagine a similar scenario involving a United Methodist conference.
“As these proposals come through, GCFA has data and ...a legal department,” Jones said. “There are things you can do to serve to raise the conversation, not to choose among the proposals (that’s where neutrality comes in), but to serve so conversations don’t take place in a vacuum.”
Delmar Robinson, a GCFA board member from Mississippi, said he found Jones’ overview “enlightening.”
“I was not aware that the issue existed to the extent that it did,” he said. “What he laid out, I think we should continue to discern. I don’t think we should do anything rash.”
|The interior of Napa First UMC shows debris and damage to the sanctuary. ~umns photo courtesy of Amy Herzog, Napa First UMC|
United Methodist News Service
A 97-year-old United Methodist church was among the historic buildings in downtown Napa damaged by the Aug. 24 earthquake that struck northern California.
Later that day, Phil Bandy, director of Volunteers In Mission for the United Methodist California-Nevada Annual Conference, met with the Rev. Lee Neish, pastor of First United Methodist Church in Napa and joined the watch over a sanctuary wall that was bulging away from the building.
The wall was in danger of collapse, but Bandy said it was too early to know the extent of the damage. The chair of the building trustees, who was “obviously pretty distressed,” told him the church had been poised to launch a remodeling campaign, Bandy added.
The larger impact on Napa church members from what is being called the strongest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years probably occurred in their personal households, he noted.
First United Methodist Church of Vallejo suffered superficial earthquake damage when some of the brick façade fell onto the sidewalk but “the integrity of the building itself wasn’t compromised,” Bandy said.
After living for 15 years in California, Bandy has become adept at estimating the strength and location of an earthquake by feel. “This was a hard one,” he said. “I was afraid the house might actually come down.”
Although his home was the same distance from the 6.0-magnitude earthquake’s epicenter as Napa was, most of the Vallejo area sits on bedrock, while Napa is built in a sediment-filled valley. “It (Napa) has a much different shake profile,” he explained.
San Francisco Area Bishop Warner H. Brown Jr., and the Rev. Schuyler Rhodes, superintendent of the Bridges District, which includes the affected area, sent prayer and support from Fiji, where they are part of a California-Nevada Conference delegation celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Methodist Church in Fiji as an autonomous conference.
Coincidentally, the United Methodist Committee on Relief is scheduled to hold a consultation with the conference cabinet and staff in three weeks to review the conference’s disaster response plan.
“We will be thinking preparedness now,” Bandy said.
|New online interactive classes are designed to provide easier access for educational opportunities for local pastors.|
General Bd of Higher Education and Ministry
A new curriculum for local pastors focuses on transformative leadership, while online interactive classes will provide easier access for educational opportunities, especially for part-time local pastors who have regular employment outside the church.
“The new curriculum puts the emphasis in terms of leadership for the church, not simply job functions,” said the Rev. Rena Yocom, the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry’s assistant general secretary for Clergy Formation and Theological Education. “What does it mean to be a leader who cares about creating community and transforming society so that it looks more akin to the reign of God?”
The new curriculum for Course of Study—the training and education program for local pastors who serve a specific appointment but do not itinerate—will be in use beginning this fall, while the new interactive online curriculum will be available beginning in January.
The new curriculum has an integrated approach. It addresses foundational understandings of the Bible, theology, church history, Wesleyan identity and application of scripture. The other half is more like “on the job training,” which builds skills in preaching, worship, mission and evangelism. The integration will help pastors understand that what one believes about the grace of God impacts how a church does mission. And what we believe about the cross, atonement and resurrection will be central to how pastors administer the sacraments, or conduct funerals and memorial services.
“The previous curriculum had many good features, but it was 25 years old. It needed updating, and we needed a curriculum that addresses our current context,” Yocom said.
Yocom said while some classes have previously been available online, it was basically a conversion of the correspondence classes used electronically. In the previous format, there were no discussions with the other students and little input from the instructor until the end of the class. The new online classes will be offered in 10-week terms. GBHEM requires that all courses have 20 hours of class time. In this new format, there will be the equivalent requirement of two hours of class per week, but on the student’s time schedule. In addition to weekly input from the instructor, Yocom said, one of the goals of this new format of online classes will be to create interaction among the students enrolled in a particular class.
The hope is that the online curriculum will be more accessible for local pastors who serve a church and also hold a job in another field, Yocom said. The Book of Discipline requires that students in Course of Study may only take one-half of their classes online. The online classes will be offered in a 10-week winter term and a 10-week fall term. They will not be offered in the summer when students are most likely to participate in a Regional School on a seminary campus.
Regional Course of Study schools and extension schools will offer the new curriculum beginning this fall. Full-time local pastors attend the regional schools, while part-time local pastors may take the curriculum at extension schools. The regional schools are typically two to four week sessions of classes, while extension schools are on the weekend so that part-time local pastors who work can attend.
Last year, GBHEM sponsored a research project to examine the numbers and trends related to local pastors in conferences. It indicated a rise in the number of part-time local pastors, which indicates a new need in accessibility for their training. A current research project is underway to gather information about what the numbers, the costs and trends are in facilitating either the regional and/or extension schools.
“Eight of our United Methodist seminaries are partners in offering Course of Study to train local pastors. The data from these two studies was shared with the GBHEM Board of Directors and will be shared with the Ministry Study Commission,” Yocom said.
DAC Dir. of Church Development
Want to find new ways of connecting your church with your local community? Consider a bridge event.
A bridge event is a ministry opportunity created by the church to reach the needs or interests of the community in which the church is located.
For example, Arise Church in Pinckney has done a great job of creating a bridge to their community. They discovered their community is composed of many families with dogs. They also recognized that many yards are unfenced, and the dogs do not have adequate opportunity to run and exercise.
As a response to community interest and need, Arise Church created a dog park. They sponsor the only free, public dog park in the community. Many people bring their dogs to the park regularly.
As Pastor Don Weatherup says, “The dog park was built as an evangelistic tool, providing a way for congregational members to build relationships with unchurched people. Since its opening, about 20% of our Sunday morning worship attendance are people whose point of entry was the Dog Park.”
Arise Church has expanded the idea of the Dog Park to include a “Dog Fest.” This day-long event brings over 1,500 people to the church parking lot. Venders set up displays, there is information about rescue dogs available for adoption, and entertainment is provided.
This year’s Dog Fest will feature the world champion Frisbee dog, providing an added draw. (For more information about Dog Fest go to www.pinckneydogfest.com ). The purpose of the Dog Fest is to continue interacting with the community, showing hospitality, and inviting more people to Arise Church.
Attend the REACH Up workshop at the REACH Summit (October 18) for practical ideas for creating events that build a bridge between the church and the community, so your church can effectively reach new people. The REACH Up workshop will provide information about understanding the context of your church’s community as well as developing events to build connection between your church and community. Click here for more information and registration.
Families and adults are welcome to this weekend of fun, prayer, adventure, worship, fellowship and walking the Mackinac Bridge. Come make new friends,relax, grow in Christian relationships, and experience the Kinawind community tradition. This event concludes with a roundtrip bus ride to the Mackinac Bridgewalk on Monday. Meals at camp are included in the price. Please register early as space is limited. Dean Fred Elmore.
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The Crossroads District Leadership Team and all of it's committee members are to attend this 2014-2015 planning meeting.
Please Contact Rev. Rourke to indicate your attendence or your request to be excused.
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It is late August, we have moved into the new office, and are now poised at the beginning of yet another fall season of Church Conferences and pre-Advent preparations. In many ways, it is reassuring to step into the familiar rhythms of fall on the church calendar. But God is always doing new things in our midst, and hiding in the familiar rhythms of how we have always done things, while it may be comfortable for a time, could well find us “napping” when the Bridegroom or Holy Spirit “shows up.” So the Burning Question for this time is one from me to you: What “new” thing is God doing where you are?
The Psalmist asked, “If the foundations are destroyed what can the righteous do?” (11:3) Resolution 14 passed at the recent Annual Conference strongly recommends against the use of Disciplinary procedures relating to same-sex marriage. It is imperative that faithful United Methodists of all opinions protest this action as schismatic. For decades we have been locked in debate over homosexual practice. This resolution is a decisive move away from dialog and relationship and towards separation.
The Discipline is the table around which United Methodists gather. Inasmuch as the Detroit Annual Conference aspires to step away from this table, it aspires to schism. This action breaks new ground and with it we enter into our final hour as a denomination.
United Methodism has an accessible and sensible governing polity through the General Conference and the Book of Discipline. It is critical to the health of our denomination that we deliberate with many voices but govern in one. The Detroit Annual Conference aspires to solutions outside United Methodist polity and this is schism.
Now is the time for faithful United Methodists of all opinions in our conference to raise their voices in protest. Clergy should not mistakenly believe they have permission to break their ordination vows. Churches should not wrongly assume they have license to separate themselves from our Discipline. Such things are already happening around the country. Dialog is being eclipsed by schism.
As I write this we are between sessions of our two Annual Conferences and I confess that I am enjoying the Sabbath time before we get to the second session. That being said, I have also enjoyed thinking about this month’s burning questions. The first question to hit my desk was “Why are Local Pastors allowed to wear stoles in Michigan? I find it very confusing. I know that stoles are for the Ordained only but I have seen many Local Pastor wearing them as I have been visiting here in Michigan.”
The second question came from someone who had attended the Annual Conference Session in Adrian and wanted to know what the difference was between a Local Pastor and a Commissioned Clergy Person, since neither is ordained.
About the stoles: We present stoles to ordained persons as a sign of their ordination. The stoles are different for Deacons and Elders and are a powerful non-verbal witness to their ministry among us. These clergy stoles are a tradition that dates back to the Bible.
In a recent article from the United Methodist Reporter (07/27/12), the Rev. Taylor Burton-Edwards, director of worship resources for the General Board of Discipleship, was quoted as saying, “Only ordained deacons and elders are to wear stoles. That is solid Christian tradition that dates back at least to the fourth century. The stoles recall the serving towel that Jesus used to wash the disciples’ feet, as well as the prophetic mantles worn by Elisha and Elijah.” He goes on the say that some district superintendents have allowed – or even encouraged – local pastors who aren’t ordained to wear the stole, but that goes against the denomination’s ordinal. The article quotes Mr. Burton-Edwards as saying, “The stole is not a sign of being a pastor, it’s a sign of ordination to a particular order, elder or deacon.”
All that being said, I understand why some Local Pastors have resisted being told that they could not wear stoles. While they are serving in the church where they are appointed, they are every bit as much a pastor as an elder would be, and if the clergy are going to robe and wear stoles, many Local Pastors feel that they should be able to as well. They are quick to point out that the Discipline does not prohibit them from wearing stoles. (One Local Pastor even reminded me, on some occasion, that the Book of Worship for our denomination speaks of stoles as a sign of pastoral authority.) And no one that I know wants to say or imply that Licensed Local Pastors are second class clergy, so the Bishop and Superintendents are reluctant to say that Local Pastors cannot wear stoles. But Local Pastors should be aware of the history behind the wearing of stoles and how some, particularly persons not of our United Methodist denomination, will view their wearing of ordination stoles with concern.
On a personal note, I never wore a stole until I was ordained, but I remember my concern for how my then Local Pastor daughter was being perceived by her congregation when she did not wear a stole, and thinking more than once that maybe it would be ok if she did chose to wear one. In the end, each Licensed Local Pastor will make up their own mind on whether or not they want to wear a stole, and remember that it is their faithfulness to their calling and their charge which, in the end, will be the mark by which they are measured.
We have been talking about Licensed Local Pastors. These are non-itinerant clergy who are licensed, credentialed and appointed for service as a pastor in a local charge or congregation. Their license and authorization is tied to their appointment, and without an appointment, they are lay persons once again. I have said it before, and I will say it again, that Licensed Local Pastors, who are under appointment, are clergy in the fullest sense of the word, and should be respected as such by laity and other clergy.
Commissioned clergy, both deacons and elders, are clergy who have completed a certain level of education and training, have been examined and recommended by the Board of Ordained Ministry and elected into a provisional relationship with the Annual Conference. In the case of Elders, they are expected to be itinerant pastors – meaning that they agree to go where sent and be under the authority of the bishop and others in supervision over them – in exchange for which they are guaranteed an appointment. Deacons and Elders, who are in the provisional status, are expected to be in a continuing relationship with the Board of Ordained Ministry who will evaluate their effectiveness until they are ready for Ordination or surrender their credentials with the church. Ordination is that moment when the Church says to persons who have been called and trained for this set-apart ministry and have served under supervision for at least two years, “we see the gifts and the fruit in you for life-long effective ministry and we send you forth with authority and responsibility as part of a covenant community of clergy.”
If I am a lay person in a local church and I am being ministered to by a clergy person – licensed or commissioned, ordained Elder or Deacon – I would not worry so much about which status or category of clergy they were. If I saw evidence of call, gifts, and fruit for ministry and if I experienced grace and mercy in their witness and in their lives, and if the larger church had that same experience of them, then that would be enough for me to acknowledge them as clergy and worthy of my respect.
Until next time… may God grant you Shalom!
Please contact the church at (989) 892-1118 for details.
WAGES: $12.00 per hour
SCHEDULE: 6-9 hours per week. (Time generally includes Sunday programs.)
COMMITTEE AFFILIATION: Youth Council, Family Ministries, Administrative Council
-Layperson seeking to dedicate his/her skills to the service of God in the church in an
employed basis as part of his/her commitment to Christ
-A commitment to youth and their Christian growth needs
-Some experience related to the description: this position ascertains the needs of the
youth, then develops and supervises the youth ministry programs of the church
-Child Protection Training/Certification is required
-Work with the directing pastor and appropriate committees to identify youth ministry
needs and develop plans to meet such needs.
-Evaluate existing youth programs and determine future directions to meet the needs
of the youth
-Oversee/coordinate weekly youth meetings
-Meet with the Youth Council and, when appropriate, with the Family Ministries
Committee to plan, staff, and implement youth ministry programs
-Work with the Chairperson of the Youth Council to develop agendas and facilitate
-Promote Conference and District youth events
-Participation in District/Conference activities relating to Youth Ministry Programs
will be encouraged and time invested will be compensated
-Attend staff meetings and special meetings as needed
-Secretarial assistance will be available within the limits of the office staff
-Continuing education will be encouraged and a designated amount will be provided
in the yearly evaluation
-Curriculum and resources will be provided to perform the needed tasks
-Provide yearly report of youth activities
ACCOUNTABILITY: This position is accountable to the directing pastor and SPRC
-The compensation package will be reviewed annually by SPRC prior to requesting
-Areas to be included will be salary, continuing education, and such other areas as
shall be determined by SPRC.
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Contact church office at (989) 792-2321 for details.
Contact the church office at (989) 792-2321 for details
Crossroads District Board of Missions and Church Extension of the United Methodist Church:
Seeking a person with accounting and/or treasurer experience, excellent record keeping and recording abilities to fill the role of Treasurer of the Crossroads District Board of Missions and Church Extension of the UMC.
Appropriate candidates will have an appreciation for and understanding of the ministry of the United Methodist Church and also bring a desire to provide effective assistance to its ministries and missions served. The duties and hours fluctuate throughout the year and work hours range from 5-10 hours per week. Compensation will be a set stipend per month, determined by the Board of Missions’ Finance Committee.
Interested persons may submit a resume by September 22, 2014 to:
CR-DBOM Treasurer Search, Crossroads District – Board of Missions and Church Extension of the United Methodist Church, 1309 N. Ballenger Hwy., Suite2 Flint, MI 48504-7519 Link to Job Description HERE.
Rev. Victor L. Studaker [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Saturday, August 23, 2014.
Funeral Services were held Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at Pollock-Randall Funeral Home located at 912 Lapeer Avenue, Port Huron, MI 48060.
CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO [Spouse]:
Mrs. Phebe Studaker
2618 W. Water Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
GIFTS IN MEMORY MAY BE GIVEN TO:
Any of the churches served by Rev. Studaker (Reference the Detroit Annual Conference Journal)
Rev. Clare Patton [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Wednesday, August 20, 2014.
A Memorial Service will be held in Caro, Michigan at a later date.
CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO [Spouse]:
Mrs. Louine Patton
153 Palisades Drive
Davenport, FL 33837
Rev. Richard A. Mansfield [Retired Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Thursday, August 14, 2014.
Mr. John Sepolen, brother of Rev. Jacque Hodges [Detroit Annual
Conference Clergy], died Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
Funeral Service will be held at 11:00am Saturday, August 23, 2014
at St. Therese Catholic Church located at 3416 E. Marion Street;
Seattle, WA 98122 [206-325-2711].
CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO:
Rev. Jacque and Mr. Clifford Hodges
c/o Mt. Vernon UMC
3000 28 Mile Road
Washington, MI 48094
GIFTS IN MEMORY MAY BE GIVEN TO:
St. Therese Catholic Church
Mrs. Frances Moore, surviving spouse of Rev. Clyde R. Moore, Jr. [Detroit Annual Conference Clergy], died Sunday, July 27, 2014.
Funeral Service will take place at 1:00 p.m. Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Embry-Bosse Funeral Home which is located at 2723 Preston Hwy; Louisville, KY 40217 [502-635-6371].
CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO [Daughter]:
Mrs. Sylvia Degenkolb
103 E. Tenney Avenue
Louisville, KY 40214
GIFTS IN MEMORY MAY BE GIVEN TO:
World Gospel Mission
P.O. Box 948
Marion, IN 46952
Mrs. Lena Murry, widow of Rev. Horace Murry, (Detroit Conference Clergy), died July 6, 2014 in Lansing, MI.
Viewing will be held on Tuesday, July 8 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Gorsline Funeral Home, 900 E. Michigan Ave., Lansing Charter Township., and on July 9 at Pennway Church of God, 1101 E Cavanaugh Rd., Lansing Charter Township from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m.
CONDOLENCES MAY BE SENT TO:
Gerry Tibbits, daughter and Roy Murry, son
106 Hartwell Terrace
Mason, MI 48854
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, GIFTS IN MEMORY MAY BE SENT TO:
· Bayshore Camp, 450 N Miller St, Sebewaing, MI 48759
· Mid-Michigan Hospice c/o Gerry Tibbits 106 Hartwell Terrace, Mason, MI 48854
· Adventures in Mission c/o Gerry Tibbits 106 Hartwell Terrace, Mason, MI 48854