Archive for August, 2017

United Methodist Women – September 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

Wow! Where did the summer go? It seems like only yesterday we were planting our garden and it is harvest time already. Our summer activities are winding down as well and it is time to begin thinking about the fall programs at our church. The first general meeting of the Manistique United Methodist Women is […]

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Lay Leader Lines – September 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

  Q: Aren’t we supposed to receive a report on the Annual Conference proceedings each year? Maybe I missed it, but I don’t recall anybody giving a report on it. After all the fuss about how expensive it was going to be, I should think we would have heard more about it than we have. […]

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A View from the Belfry – September 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

    Salutations from your own private bat in your stump of a belfry! Summer has really flown this year, and it won’t be too long before the leaves on the trees will be turning color! Some of you may feel that we really haven’t had much summer yet, with all the rain and cool […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – September 2017

Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

September is the beginning of another school year. It is also the beginning of college and professional football, and of exciting times for many. However September elicits  memories which are difficult for us to ponder. September 11 is a day for prayer, a day of memory and hope, a day to rededicate our lives to […]

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Methodists by Garrison Keillor

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Methodists by Garrison Keillor We make fun of Methodists for their blandness, their excessive calm, their fear of giving offense, their lack of speed, and also for their secret fondness for macaroni and cheese.   But nobody sings like them. If you were to ask an audience in New York City, a relatively Methodist-less place, […]

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View from the Belfry August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Greetings from Benny, your very own belfry denizen! (I learned a new word! For the one or two of you who may not already know, a denizen is a resident, or more specifically, a resident of a place which wasn’t its natural habitat. For a bat, I guess the natural habitat would usually be trees […]

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United Methodist Women August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

There has been a last-minute addition to the program for our annual UMW picnic meeting. Those attending are asked to bring an antique for “Show and Tell”. The main program will feature guest speaker Darrell Dixon, whose subject will be the new personal tracking device Schoolcraft County is introducing to help locate missing dementia patients […]

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Lay Leader Lines August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

Q: It seems as if we’re always being asked to do something in church, such as serve as an usher, be a liturgist, hold an office, serve on a committee, host the coffee hour after church, or join a class or group of some kind. I’m just an ordinary person with no special talents. I […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk August 2017

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

  From the Gospel according to Luke “But Martha was distracted by her many tasks; so she came to him and asked, ‘Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to do all the work by myself?  Tell her to help me.’ But the Lord answered her, ‘Martha, Martha, you are worried […]

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