Archive for September, 2015

FROM THE PASTOR’S DESK – OCTOBER 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

A driven congregation is one of passion, moved to share the suffering of others, compelled to action and stirred to the depths by love. That kind of church can change the world and bring joy into the life of each individual who enters. The pastor and the congregation should be clear about their purpose, and […]

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UNITED METHODIST WOMEN – OCTOBER 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The registration forms are now available for the Marquette District United Methodist Women’s Celebration to be held Tuesday, Oct. 6, in St. Ignace. If you have not already completed yours, there may still be time to submit it. See Darlene Pruess if you are interested. Our unit will pay the $10 per person to attend. A […]

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A VIEW FROM THE BELFRY – OCTOBER 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

  Hello from Benny, your bat in the belfry!  Recently I saw something I don’t think I’ve ever seen before in this church, namely, a pie auction.  I’ve never seen so many delicious looking pies before in my life!  I didn’t count them, but they more than filled two tables!  People bid on them, and […]

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LAY LEADER LINES-OCTOBER 2015

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

  Q: What’s going on in this church?  Suddenly we’re having pie auctions and game nights, and I’ve heard that we may be doing something for Halloween!  We’ve never done some of these things before, and it’s been years since we’ve done others of them!  Why all the changes? A:  Some of the changes you mentioned […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

     “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in Him, rooted and built up in Him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”  Paul’s letter to the Colossians 2:6-7.      One of the best kept secrets at Manistique First United Methodist Church […]

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A VIEW FROM THE BELFRY

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

  Greetings from your belfry bat!  How many of you know what the church conference is?  How many of you know when it is?  The when is September 10, 2015, at 6:00 pm unless you are a member of the Staff-Parish Committee; for those people, it begins at 5:30 pm with a meeting with the […]

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Lay Leader Lines

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Q: I have a friend who goes to a church of another denomination.  She mentioned that sometimes people are excommunicated in her church.  What is that?  Do we excommunicate people in the United Methodist Church? A:  To be excommunicated means to be cut off from communion or membership, and to be prohibited from taking the sacraments […]

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United Methodist Women

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

The United Methodist Women’s Reading Program for 2015 is drawing to a close. Those who have been participating must complete their plan and turn in the completed form to Mary Prater ASAP so that she can forward it to the District Resources Chairperson so that our unit will receive credit at the October District Celebration. […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Greetings and blessings of summer to all! (finally)       I don’t know about you, but this time of year makes me feel that  the entire earth is humming.  Bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds flit about; plants (and weeds!) seem to grow before my eyes.  There is an energy in the air which seems to encourage life […]

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A View From the Belfry

Wednesday, September 30th, 2015

Greetings from the belfry!  Wow, do we have a lot of hard workers in this church!  Do you know how much work it takes to do all the baking, selling, assembling and disassembling the pasty booth, running pasties from the church to the booth during Folkfest, and all the rest of it?  Oops!  Of course […]

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