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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

May 22, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

May 15, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

May 8, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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 Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

May 1, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Summer Camp Update

May 3, 2020. Camp Au sable provides an update regarding this year's summer camp season. The hope is to move forward with an adjusted program and schedule for our young people.

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Update on Church Closures & Heavy Decision to Reduce Workforce

April 29, 2020. Per Governor Whitmer’s recent executive order, the stay-at-home mandate has been extended through May 15. Previous measures pertaining to the Conference officechurches, and employees, scheduled to expire on April 30 (or earlier), have now been extended through May 15. . .

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 Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

April 24, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

April 17, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

April 10, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update on Camp Meeting, Church Closures, & Summer Camp

April 14, 2020. On April 10, Elder Jim Micheff, president of the Michigan Conference, shared the decision to cancel this year’s camp meeting in his weekly video address. Camp meeting was scheduled to take place at Cedar Lake, Michigan from June 12-20. Camp meeting will be replaced with a conference-wide week of prayer, a decision made in conjunction with the Michigan Conference Executive Committee. . . 

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Schools Transition to Four-day Work Week

April 8, 2020. In light of the executive order (2020-35) issued by the state governor on Thursday, April 2, all K-12 schools of the Michigan Conference have closed their physical doors for the remainder of the school year and will continue the distance learning initiative that was implemented on Monday, March 30. Conference schools have also transitioned to a four-day work week. . . 

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Schools Equipped for Distance learning

Sunday, March 29. We are blessed in the Michigan Conference to have a tremendously dedicated educational team. . . We are facing unprecedented times in our country and Adventist Education is no different. However, God has been looking out for His schools and positioned us to meet this challenge by His grace. . . 

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

March 27, 2020 - Michigan Conference president addresses the state of our Conference during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Regulations for On-Premise Employees & Social Media Protocol

March 26, 2020. Conference office, church, and school operations that must continue in-person tasks to conduct minimum basic operations where in-person presence is strictly necessary are required to adopt social distancing practices and other mitigation measures. . . 

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Conference Office & Churches to Close through April 13

Monday, March 23. With the release of the new executive order (2020-21) by state authorities, the following is in effect from tomorrow, March 24 through April 13. 

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Churches to Close through March

March 19, 2020. Earlier this week on Tuesday, we stated that churches could physically meet as long as the shared space had 50 or less members in compliance with the state executive order. However, we are now asking that all churches close their doors through the month of March. . . 

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Executive Order Prompts Adjustments

March 17, 2020. The executive order (2020-11) that was issued by the state governor last night states that “all assemblages of more than 50 people in a single indoor shared space and all events of more than 50 people are prohibited in this state.” The 50-person limit remains in effect from today

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Michigan Conference President: Message to Constituents

March 13, 2020 - Michigan Conference president shares words of encouragement during the COVID-19 crisis. 

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School Closures in Response to COVID-19

March 13, 2020 - Last night, Governor Whitmer, directed the closure of all K-12 schools, including public, private, and boarding schools in response to additional confirmed cases of COVID-19. . .

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Statement on Coronavirus COVID-19

March 12, 2019 - With multiple cases of the coronavirus COVID-19 now confirmed in the state of Michigan and the recent implementation of community mitigation strategies by the state of Michigan, many are concerned about its impact upon our church communities, schools, and families. On Wednesday (March 11), the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. 

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