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May 2017 Newsletter

Monday, April 24th, 2017

Please click the link below to view the newsletter for May 2017.   May Newsletter

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April 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Please click the link below to find a PDF copy of April’s newsletter. Thank you! April Newsletter

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March 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

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February Newsletter 2017

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

Feb. Newsletter

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A View from the Belfry – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

BRRRR from the belfry!! Winter is really here! We are so fortunate to be able to heat the church! Well, except the front entrance, that is.  I overheard some of the trustees talking recently, and it was apparently  discovered that the vents in the roof area of the entrance haven’t been blocked off during the […]

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View from the Belfry December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Happy holidays (that includes Thanksgiving, Christmas, National Bat Day, and everything else which comes this time of year) from the belfry! By the time you receive  this, we will have celebrated Thanksgiving, and will be turning our thoughts toward Christmas, if we haven’t already done that. Halloween was my  very favorite holiday back in October. […]

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A View from the Belfry November 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Squeakboo! That’s bat talk for Halloween, my very favorite holiday!  We bats really get to celebrate,  since we are the most important Halloween decoration, even if those carved up pumpkins don’t seem to think so! The word Halloween actually means All Hallows Eve, or the day before All Saint’s Day, on which we celebrate all […]

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A View from the Belfry October 2016

Thursday, September 29th, 2016

Q: What is the difference between a church conference, a charge conference, a district conference and an annual conference? Do we have to send people to all of these conferences?   A: A Church Conference is convened yearly for a local church such as Manistique First United Methodist Church to conduct its official business. The […]

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A View from the Belfry September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  Greetings from Benny, your wandering bat!  I decided to take a little trip to visit my 78 brothers and sisters, and while I was in their neck of the woods, I also dropped in on a conference on pastoral ministry in East Lansing. No, I’m not a minister, and as a bat I doubt […]

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View from the Belfry – July 2016

Monday, June 27th, 2016

Wow! It’s almost July already! July around here is a month of picnics, class reunions, parades, waving flags, fireworks, Independence Day, Folkfest, arts and craft sales, sidewalk sales, and goodness only knows what else! I love the patriotism we feel on July 4th when we see the parade go by (even if it isn’t usually […]

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