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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From the Pastor’s Desk May 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

It was a great vacation, spending quality time with Polly, taking walks, going to the beach and reading lots of books, I read the Gospels Mark, Luke & John and four other books written by my favorite authors. I was able to spend time in prayer and meditation while enjoying the warm weather and the […]

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A View from the Belfry March 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Howdy from the belfry! Boy, has it been cold up here recently!! Once in awhile we get a little relief from the bitter cold, but it never lasts long! However, I can tell that there is hope! This church is beginning to have unusual meals at strange times for a church! For example, one Tuesday […]

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