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Layettes – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

As you can see we have some baby items on display. They are for the layettes the United Methodist Women put together for the Family Health Department. They receive 1 gift bag per month. Each bag contains 1 hat, 1 onesie, 1 sleeper, a blanket or quilt, and 1 receiving blanket. In it is a […]

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Pastor’s Words – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost Sunday on June 9th, I was wondering if we are feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit with the same sense of power that the disciples did at Pentecost. With the birth of the church, the disciples were not compelled, but impelled to move out beyond themselves and begin […]

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A View from the Belfry – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Greetings from the belfry! You know, now that it’s spring, from my perch up here in the belfry which is no more, I can see a lot of work going on which many not be recognized by some of you great people who attend this church. Last month I mentioned a broken sump pump and […]

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Lay Leader Lines – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Q: Years ago I attended a church in which one of the ministers had a passion for bringing people into the ministry. He seemed to feel that doing so should be one of the main goals of any Christian church. I understand that right now, we have two members that are studying to become pastors, […]

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United Methodist Women – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Submitted by: Carol Weinert The next Manistique United Methodist Women’s meeting is Tuesday June 4. We meet at 1 PM in the fellowship hall of the church. Meetings are open to all interested women. President Bette Jahn will continue her program of exploring the Spiritual First Aid Kits. There is one for everyone so come […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk October 2018

Monday, October 1st, 2018

What an amazing September it has been!   A team has formed comprised of members of the staff-parish   relations committee and the REACH team. They will be contacting members and setting up dates for training for ushers, greeters, communion servers, liturgists, ambassadors and shepherding, and fellowship hosts and hostesses. They will also set up schedules. Let’s […]

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Lay Leader Lines August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Q: I heard that we borrowed money from our own memorial savings accounts to use for other things for which those funds were not intended. Why did we do this? It seems to me that we are in danger of misusing money which is set aside for specific purposes if we borrow from those accounts […]

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Mission Report August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

In 2016, our church participated in raising funds for a project called Imagine No Malaria; this church raised over $1,350. Have you ever wondered what happened to this project since then? I have. I thought at the time that Imagine No Malaria was just a church project, but was amazed to learn that the whole world […]

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Trustee Report August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

In late May, the trustees inspected your parsonage and church as required by the Book of Discipline. We made a list of repairs and improvements for both locations that we felt were necessary and could be accomplished in 2018. With one major repair (parsonage chimney) costing nearly $4500, we estimated our total project cost for […]

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United Methodist Women August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Hawaii is the theme of our summer picnic, which will be Tuesday, August 7, at noon at the church. Janet Helmbold is in charge of securing the speaker and the meal, being planned by Lynn LaRose and her crew, will feature pulled pork sandwiches – yumm! There will be no UMW General Meeting in August so the […]

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