Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM EDT
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Plymouth UCC 
4010 Kalamazoo Ave., SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508

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Lisa Soulliere 
Michigan Conference United Church of Christ 

2023 Annual Gathering
Michigan Conference UCC 
Saturday, October 28th   8:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Need lodging Friday evening?
Contact The Drury Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids! 616-942-8511

The Michigan Conference UCC has reserved a block of rooms at The Drury. 

$155 per night for a King Room or Queen Room

The Drury Inn & Suites, Grand Rapids - offers a complimentary hot breakfast from 6:30 - 9:30 a.m. Other amenities include Wi-Fi, business center, fitness center, and pool.

As a guest of The Drury, join Conference Staff for social time on Friday evening, October 27th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for complimentary snacks and drinks.

Please contact The Drury as soon as possible to make your reservation!

We are so excited to join together for our 2023 Annual Gathering in-person at Plymouth UCC in Grand Rapids!

We look forward to seeing you as we come together for worship, fellowship, and our keynote speaker Rev. Dr. Claire Bamberg, who will be sharing her insights on how vitality is linked to the life of our congregations. Please view Dr. Bamberg's bio here.

Lunch is provided by Forty Acres Soul Kitchen - a Grand Rapids restaurant that celebrates the Authentically American culture that has made our country and supports and honors our community. 

All are welcome to attend the 2023 Annual Gathering!

To register for the Annual Gathering - please click Register Now below! 

Voting at the Annual Gathering

Here is a list of those with voting privileges:

Designated Lay Delegates & Youth Delegate - Each church is allowed three (3) delegates - with one (1) being a youth delegate under the age of 22 years old.

Authorized Clergy with Standing in the Michigan Conference (if you are serving a local church, you do not count as a lay delegate for your church.)

Retired Clergy with Standing in the Michigan Conference 

Member - Michigan Conference UCC Board of Directors

Presiding Association Officer

Michigan Conference UCC Staff

Seventy-five (75) persons present at any meeting and entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum, provided that churches from a majority of the Associations are represented.


Huge thanks to UCOM (United Church Outreach Ministries), Grand Rapids, and EHM Senior Solutions, Saline, for sponsoring our Refreshment & Snack tables.