Archive for November, 2016

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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UMW News December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Don’t miss this one! The United Methodist Women of Manistique First will host their annual Christmas Party Wednesday, Dec. 7, and invite the entire church to attend. The event begins at 5 PM with a potluck dinner and will be followed with a seasonal program of music and other entertainment. The planning committee decided to […]

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Lay Leader Lines December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Q: I’ve heard rumors that this church is going high tech, and that we are going to install a video system. Does that mean we’re going to  have to put up with canned music, canned sermons, and canned worship? What’s wrong with the way we do things now? A: There is nothing wrong with the […]

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News from the Pastor’s Desk December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

A recent visitor in worship shared afterwards that they were grateful for the way in which they experienced our congregation to function like a family. They felt included and warmly welcomed into our family. What a wonderful testimonial! Thank you for your faithful care for one another and for those who come through our doors seeking […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk December 2016

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

I came across this Christmas legend and wanted to share it with you. Among the countless Christmas legends, there is one involving a Christmas spider. According to this legend, when Joseph was warned in a dream to flee from King Herod and the massacre which he intended to inflict upon the children of Bethlehem, several animals […]

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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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Lay Leader Lines November 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Q: Last month you explained the difference between the Church, Charge, District, and Annual Conferences. In your article you also mentioned Jurisdictional and General Conferences. What are they? A: The Jurisdictional Conference is found in the United States, where the country is divided into several regions, or jurisdictions.  Each jurisdiction is composed of several states, […]

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UMW November 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

November is the month of thanksgiving. It is also the month that the United Methodist Women at Manistique First celebrates the Service of Thanksgiving. This service will take place Tuesday, Nov. 1, at the UMW General Meeting. The meeting begins at 1 PM. There will be no UMW General Meeting in December. However, plans are […]

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From the Pastors Desk November 2016

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

Fall is a time of change: change of weather, change of leaves, and even the clothing we wear changes. It is also a time of year when we look back over the spring and summer months and give thanks to God for his hand in providing for us, and I begin the countdown for SPRING!!! […]

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