Merry MiCHN Moment & A Happy New Year- Dec'23

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Merry Christmas! The team at MiCHN wishes you a very merry Christmas and a happy new year!

We have had a wonderful year of peace with the legislature and joy through our mom's overnight and INCH conference. Truly, the love of God has been magnanimously poured out upon us.
The love of God is never ceasing, and we are excited again about the coming year's moms' overnight with the fun and encouraging Ginny Yurich. The INCH conference will be excellent; our lineup is every bit as good as last year, and I am personally excited to have Brant Hansen join us.

But, the legislature is threatening to disrupt our peace by proposing legislation requiring us to register our children and have them regularly visited to ensure their safety. This is intrusive and will be vehemently resisted by MiCHN, and I hope you also. While we have nothing to hide, it is repulsive for our community to be singled out as needing greater government oversight when the children in the public venue are dramatically more neglected and abused.

Will you join our efforts to keep homeschooling free in Michigan? Please donate to our organization. This keeps us able to keep you informed and our legislative team in front of legislators and partners to maintain our freedom. Attend our events. Your presence demonstrates to everyone the significance of our community and the unity of our commitment to using homeschooling as we determine best for our children to be raised in the knowledge of the Lord. Pray for us and our legislators. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing.

Again, we hope you have a very Merry Christmas. Please support MiCHN with your prayers, attendance, and gifts as we work together to ensure the next generation's freedom to homeschool.

Mike Winter

President, MiCHN

Grab your friends and join us for a refreshing, mid-winter, overnight getaway! 


You are God's Masterpiece! 

Ephesians 2:10 reminds us that "we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." 


From Friday dinner to Saturday at noon, we will worship together and then hear the amazing Ginny Yurich! She will be encouraging us in our Homeschooling journey all while making us laugh a lot!!

Register HERE

MI Homeschoolers for Freedom

Begin the New Year with getting your family involved in making a difference in our state! If we want to retain uninhibited homeschool freedom, NOW is the time to take action.

This class will give families with older children a chance to learn how to effectively communicate with those in leadership and teach how to advocate for a position strategically. Homework assignments will include research, a hand-on writing project, and an interview.
Parents are also welcome to enroll in this course on their own.

Register HERE

Legislative Update

As Lansing settles down for a short break to enjoy the holiday season, we at MiCHN want to encourage you, our families, to take a moment and breathe. We are so happy to see the response and engagement across the state as parents go to coffee hours, town halls, and all other forms of civic engagement with our lawmakers! It is so encouraging. THANK YOU!

Once again, we want to make clear there is NO SPECIFIC BILL at this point in time to restrict the rights of home educators. With that said, we have received information from legislators sympathetic to the home education community that the current plan is to slip these regulations into a "vehicle bill." What this means is that the majority does not actually need to introduce a new bill on this issue. They would like to utilize a bill they have already introduced, and simply make amendments, either in committee or on the floor. That is how they are able to say confidently that they do not have "any bill" they're looking to introduce. It is an argument of semantics. No matter what, we know they are going to make this very difficult to narrow down when and what they change. We need to keep our foot to the pedal and continue to show up and make sure our voices are heard loud and clear. In the meantime, your MiCHN legislative team is keeping our finger on the pulse in Lansing and are doing our best to keep you updated on any pertinent information as it arises.

With that said, we would like to encourage you to enjoy the holiday season and allow yourself to relax and enjoy your family. Remember as this year comes to a close that you are precisely where God has called you to be. You are doing the right thing. He has called you and He will not forsake you. We are not sure what tomorrow will bring. As God so clearly spoke to Job in chapters 38-41, we must acknowledge and know in our hearts that HE is sovereign. He is the creator of all things and HE holds all things in HIS hands; that includes the hearts of the kings (legislators.) The Lord is aware of our situation and He has not grown weary in this battle. This holiday season, let's remember where our hope truly lies- in Jesus Christ alone.

In him,
Your Legislative Team
Shante Pickford-Legislative Director
Patti Sailor-Legislative Liaison

These are quite uncertain times. Right now, MICHN would advise you to make sure your account is up to date and accurate with Homeschool Legal Defense Association. Be sure to visit their website, and if you have not done so already, BECOME A MEMBER today.

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