Lay Leader Lines – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Q: Years ago I attended a church in which one of the ministers had a passion for bringing people into the ministry. He seemed to feel that doing so should be one of the main goals of any Christian church. I understand that right now, we have two members that are studying to become pastors, […]

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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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Lay Leader Lines November 2017

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

  Q: I hear that we are having some sort of church conference here within the next few weeks. What kind of conference is it? Can anybody go? A: Every year, usually in the fall, every United Methodist Church in the Marquette District (and in all other districts as well at some point during the […]

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United Methodist Women – October 2017

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Please take note of the meeting date change for the October meeting of our United Methodist Women’s group. Because of the Marquette District Celebration to be held the first Tuesday of the month in Newberry, our October meeting will be held the first Wednesday of the month, Oct. 4 at 1 PM in our church […]

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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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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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March 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, February 15th, 2017

March 2017 Newsletter

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Lay Leader Lines – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

Q: I keep hearing about new repairs that have to be made, more expenses which we need to cover, etc. Is there never an end to the seemingly endless way in which we have to spend money on the church? We aren’t made of money, you know, and the stuff doesn’t grow on trees! A: […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – January 2017

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

The month of January is a time when many people seek new beginnings. 2016 has come to a close and we find ourselves in the midst of 2017. Every year we resolve to make the new year better, more fulfilling or even less hectic than the one before. The new year is a way to […]

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United Methodist Women September 2016

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

  The temperatures recently may have been tickling the 80’s, but already I’ve been receiving advertisements for Christmas items. I’ve even received a few 2017 calendars! These happenings remind me that it’s not too soon to think about our annual UMW Christmas Tea. Plans are already in the works, but all I know is that […]

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