Lay Leader Lines October 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

Q: I’ve been debating with myself on whether or not I would like to serve on a church committee or hold some office in the church. How do I apply for a position as an officer or committee member? Are there any specifications I need to have? If I get on a committee, how long […]

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A View from the Belfry October 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

What happened??!!?? It was summer, and then even before August had ended, it was autumn! Even early in September trees were turning colors in places, and mosquitoes were disappearing! Pretty soon it will be Halloween, I wonder if we’ll have a Trunk or Treat event at this church as we did last year! It was […]

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Vacation Bible School

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

August 2019 We would like to thank everyone who helped with Vacation Bible School this year. Ruth Annelin and Candace Haskell supplied the food for the snacks each day, Kerry Billings  made a beautiful beach backdrop for us complete with palm trees, we would also like to thank everyone else who helped organize, plan, teach, […]

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Pastor’s Words

Thursday, August 29th, 2019

September 2019 “I believe in the Holy Spirit.” These words from the Apostles’ Creed give some people pause as they recite them from memory. Being able to explain these words may be almost impossible for person’s confused about their       understanding of the Trinity. As Christians, and certainly as United Methodists, we accept as part of […]

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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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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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