Archive for the 'General' Category

View from the Belfry August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

  Howdy from the belfry! Yep! It’s Benny again! You United Methodists amaze me! You also tire me out just watching all the work you do! In late June a whole bunch of you baked almost 500 pasties when it wasn’t even pasty time! You also froze them, so that in July you could unfreeze […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

We are like explorers who set out searching for one thing only to find something else. As Christians or those seeking Christ we have ideas of who Christ is and what it means to follow Christ. Often, we compose our own set of standards or beliefs based upon our comfort zones and levels of justification […]

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Lay Leader Lines July 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

This edition of Lay Leader Lines will be devoted to the 2018 Michigan Area Annual Conference, held, as it was last year (and will be next year) at the Grand Traverse Resort in Acme, Michigan. Much of the business we conducted this year was a continuation of business we addressed last year, especially that dealing […]

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Stewardship Giving

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Plans are being finalized for the annual United Methodist Women’s summer picnic. This year the theme will be a Hawaiian luau; so shake out your favorite muumuu. put on your leis and plan to attend. The event will be Tuesday, August 7, at noon at the church. Janet Helmbold is in charge of securing the speaker and […]

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United Methodist Women July 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Plans are being finalized for the annual United Methodist Women’s summer picnic. This year the theme will be a Hawaiian luau; so shake out your favorite muumuu. put on your leis and plan to attend. The event will be Tuesday, August 7, at noon at the church. Janet Helmbold is in charge of securing the speaker and […]

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A View from the Belfry July 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

Greetings from Benny, your very own FUMC bat! Spring is pretty well gone and summer is here! Somehow that reminds me that life goes on, too, and sometimes things go by so fast that they’re gone before I wake up to that fact. In June the high school seniors graduated , and we had a […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk July 2018

Monday, June 25th, 2018

You have a lot to read in this issue so I will be brief. My message is that God Loves you and there is nothing you can do about it. Tell it to your neighbors, your family and yes even to strangers. I want to thank all who assisted with setting up, sorting and working […]

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Lay Leader Lines – June 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Q: A couple of months ago you mentioned having Vacation Bible School for children and also for adults during the summer. Are we really going to do that? A: Yes! We are working with the Zion Lutheran Church on the Vacation Bible School for the children. It will be held during the mornings of June […]

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UMW – June 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Summer is finally here and it’s time for parties and picnics. The highlight of the summer, as far as the United Methodist Women goes, is our annual summer picnic. This year the theme will be a Hawaiian luau; so shake out your favorite muumuu, put on your leis and plan to attend. The event will […]

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A View from the Belfry – June 2018

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Howdy from the belfry! I am happy to report that spring has really arrived! While you humans still need jackets on some days, the snow is actually GONE, lawns are in need of mowing, and bugs are starting to return, which means we bats will soon be feasting on mosquitos again! You know, I was […]

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