From the Pastor’s Desk November 2019

Monday, October 28th, 2019

This will be my last year-end report as your pastor.  As most of you now know I will be retiring as of June 30, 2020.  I thought I would look back over the 16 years I have been here.  I have officiated at 32 weddings, 29 baptisms, 40 receptions of members, who are new or […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk October 2019

Tuesday, October 1st, 2019

On Saturday mornings he would sleep until the sun kissed his face just enough. He wouldn’t shower because what was the need? He didn’t need the hot water to rouse.  Chris wanted the baby blanket of ‘just awake’ to      remain soft on his skin as long as it could. And he would intentionally not strap […]

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Pastor’s Words – June 2019

Monday, May 27th, 2019

As we prepare to celebrate Pentecost Sunday on June 9th, I was wondering if we are feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit with the same sense of power that the disciples did at Pentecost. With the birth of the church, the disciples were not compelled, but impelled to move out beyond themselves and begin […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk – August 2018

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

We are like explorers who set out searching for one thing only to find something else. As Christians or those seeking Christ we have ideas of who Christ is and what it means to follow Christ. Often, we compose our own set of standards or beliefs based upon our comfort zones and levels of justification […]

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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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A View from the Belfry May 2018

Thursday, April 26th, 2018

  Greetings from the belfry! I’m writing this a little early (April 15) and it’s still winter!!! The wind is blowing, the snow is falling, the roads are icy, and I’ve decided to go back into hibernation! Before I do so, however, I need to comment on some of the projects I see going on […]

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Lay Leader Lines March 2018

Wednesday, February 28th, 2018

Q: I ‘ve heard rumors that we are going to have a Vacation Bible School this summer for the children in this church. Is this true? We haven’t had a Vacation Bible School here for years! I’ve also heard that we’re planning a Vacation Bible School for adults, too! What is that? I’ve never heard […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

According to a medieval legend, God once sent two angels to the earth on a special mission, with each one of them carrying a basket. One angel was assigned to gather up all of the prayers of petition, and the other was assigned to gather up all of the prayers of thanksgiving. The first angel returned very quickly, […]

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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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A View From the Belfry – October 2017

Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Well, it’s a sure sign that summer is over when our summer residents start heading for their homes elsewhere. Pat and Laloni McConnell have gone back to Maryland, Mary Livingston an Bob Morrow  have left for Indiana (even though the winters there aren’t exactly a lot warmer than the ones in Michigan), and some of […]

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