The Grand Rapids District UMW is off and running with their new leadership. The March 11, 2017 Spring Fling was held at Cedar Springs UMC in Cedar Springs, Michigan. In 2019, UMW will celebrate 150 years as an organized group within the United Methodist Church. Local Pastors are also members of their UMW Unit. On April 1, UMW members will gather in East Lansing, Michigan for “Keep Making Peace Day.” Looking to the future, the Lansing and Grand Rapids Districts will host a Spiritual Growth Retreat on May 3-6, 2017 at St. Francis Retreat Center, 7603 East Main Street, DeWitt, Michigan. Speaker Reverend Carolyn Spragg is a United Methodist pastor and will bring the stories of biblical women that were befriended by Jesus. All these events are open to ALL women. Even though we do not have a local unit, all the women of the United Methodist Church are welcome as we are all United Methodist women! If you need more information, please contact Zee Kiszkan.