United Methodist Men

Helping Men Grow In Christ, So Others May Know Christ.

General Commission on United Methodist Men

Hunger Relief

The Society of St.Andrew

Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger

The Hunger Relief Advocate initiative is a partnership program of the General Commission on United Methodist Men and the Society of St. Andrew. This is a unique blend of church agencies and an independent ministries, as the Michigan Sportsmen Against Hunger, that leverages the gifts of each to address hunger in America in a dynamic way.

It is important to understand that United Methodist Men are sponsoring the Hunger Relief Advocate initiative. That is why United Methodist Men need to support this initiative through their prayers, financial contributions, and involvement in the hands-on opportunities provided by HRAs.

Scouting Advocate

The purpose of the National Association of United Methodist Scouters is to:

enhance the ministry of The United Methodist Church;to develop strategies and resources; andto organize and expand the church's youth ministry by utilizing the resources of the General Board of Discipleship and the programs of the four youth agencies: Girl Scouts of the USA, Camp-Fire Boys and Girls, 4-H and Boy Scouts of America.

Through youth agencies and church partnership, the Association has undertaken the mission of providing character and citizenship development under the leadership of Christian role models.


The United Methodist Men supports Emmaus as one of its ministries. The Upper Room, a ministry unit of the General Board of Discipleship of The United Methodist Church, sponsors the Walk to Emmaus and offers it through local Emmaus groups around the world. Although connected through The Upper Room to The United Methodist Church, The Walk to Emmaus is ecumenical.

You may visit South East Michigan Emmaus at http://emmaussem.org/

You may visit the Upper Room at http://upperroom.org/emmaus/

President: John Walls

Acting Vice President: Fred Walton

Secretary: Carl Kinney

Treasurer: Dick Taylor

Prayer Advocate: Reggie Hockin

Scouting Coordinator: Bob Sanders

Endowment Fund Trustee Chiar: Dr. Peter Thoms

Hunger Advocate: Howard Christian

Webmaster: Brian Gulliver

District Presidents:

Ann Arbor: Vacant

Blue Water: Fred Walton

Crossroads: Jim Walker

Detroit Renaissance: John Walls

Saginaw Bay: Ed Nagy

President: John Walls

1st Vice President: Lewis Moore

2nd Vice President: John Borso

Secretary: Randy Jensen

Treasurer: Ron Fadoir

Scouting Coordinator: Pat Bradley


"Hands for Detroit" planning committee approached the District Methodist Men to build bus stop benches. Neighborhood members had requested benches at several bus stops because none were provided. Sounds easy, but we had to come up with the plans. John Walls, the President, the astute man that he is said; "I'll just go on the web." Sure enough someone else had already had the plans and built a sample. John made a few modifications and sent out to District United Methodist UMM with a list of materials to buy and all the measurements, at only $50. per bench. The District Men supplied materials for (4), Newburg UMC (2), and Farmington UMC (1). The Friday before the event we went to a back yard in the Mt. Elliot area. John had already cut materials for 4 benches and Farmington UMC cut theirs there. We assembled all 5 benches and were done by noon. Newburg UMC came on Saturday about noon with their 2 benches all assembled and a trailer. We sanded off the rough edges and loaded them on a trailer. Off we went to drop off the benches at the designated bus stops. As you can see in the pictures, we even tested them out. A sit down thanks to: John Walls, Pat Bradley, Jim Aymer, Frank Wassilak, Ron Fador, Rodney Gasaway, and the youth of Newburg UMC. The District Men especially want to give a big Thank You to Janice Denson for letting us use her back yard, electric power and coffee.-Pat Bradley-

President: Fred Walton

Vice-President Bruce McCumons

Tom Drake: Secretary

Treasurer Danny Miller

Prayer Advocate: Seth Hoover

Ron Payne: Shepard

Terry London: Shepard

President Emeritus: Mel Scott (High Res)

Saginaw Bay District