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Let It Snow!
(But Don’t Come In!)

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Let It Snow!

In the event of a major snowstorm, FUMC will be closed if the Mount Clemens schools are closed. Please do not try to come in even if you have a key. We need to keep the area completely clear for the plow.  If we are hit with extreme cold (minus the snow), the office will be open regardless of what the schools do.  Just button up!

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Ash Wednesday
February 26th

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Ash Wednesday
February 26th

The beginning of Lent is quickly approaching, and with it comes an opportunity to be together in worship for Ash Wednesday. We will have two opportunities at the church to be in community with one another and receive ashes.  On Feb 26th, we will have a short prayer service at 12:15pm which will last 15-30 minutes. This will be a short liturgical service with ashes. We will also have a regular Ash Wednesday service at 6:30pm with music, liturgy, a message, and ashes. As we begin our lenten journey, come and remember who you are.

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Mark Your Calendars!!
Fish Fry Dates

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Fish Fry’s are coming!

There will be a Fish Fry every Friday evening beginning on February 28 from 4-7pm.

Here are the other dates:  March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3 from 4-7pm.

On April 10, the dinner will be from 4-6:30pm with a Good Friday Service to follow immediately after.

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Winter Warming Worship – Feb. 12

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Winter Warming Worship – Feb. 12

On February 12th at 6:30 pm we will have an opportunity to gather in fellowship, worship, and community. We will have a LOVE themed worship to help us feel some warmth and love in the midst of winter. We will have contemporary music, scripture and a message, and will take an offering to support our Good Samaritan fund to help those in need in our community.

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First UMC has a YouTube Channel!

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First UMC has a YouTube Channel!

On December 2, Rev. Alicea posted the first video to our new YouTube Channel. Each week during Advent she will post a new Christmas Story.

Please subscribe to FirstUMCofMtClemens YouTube Channel HERE to see new videos. In the coming year, Pastor Dan and Rev. Alicea will post videos so stay tuned for new ways of faith building through YouTube.

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Christmas Eve
Worship Schedule

Christmas Eve Worship Schedule – 2019

5:45pm Children’s Worship – Christmas Hymns, Stories, and all-age inclusive worship!

An interactive service where all kids and families are welcome. Come as you are, to learn the Christmas story. We will have glow sticks for silent night, nativities to build together, and Christmas A to Z. All are welcome to join in the fun.

7:00pm Traditional Service – Christmas Hymns, Special music, Candlelight, and Communion.

A traditional Christmas Eve service where we will hear the story of the Christ child in many meaningful ways. We will have scripture and hymns, music of many types, sharing communion, and candlelight. The grade space and the cry room will be open, so all families are welcome to attend.

11:00pm Contemplative Service – Christmas Hymns, Time for reflection, Candlelight, and Communion

A unique service that will focus on Christ in an intentional and contemplative way.  We will have some special music, harp, a meditation, communion, and candlelight. We will sing silent night and welcome in Christmas morn!

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Save the Date!
Fri. Jan 31

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Save the Date!!!

Youth Spaghetti Dinner and Talent Show! Join us on Friday night, January 31, for the Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser hosted by our Youth Group to benefit our trip to Henderson Settlement. After dinner there will be a First UMC Talent Show!!  So, dust off your tap shoes, warm up your voices, and practice your best jokes and share your talent with us. Can’t sing, dance, or tell a good joke? Plan to stay and be entertained by all the best talent from First UMC! Watch for further announcements on signing up to perform and making a free reservation for dinner.

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Warming Center
Dec. 29 – Jan. 4

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The next Warming Center week is approaching the week of Sunday, December 29th through Saturday, January 4th.  We need socks, “hoodies”, underwear (both regular and thermal), and/or financial donations.  A collection box will be placed at the entrance of Wesley Hall.  Please consider supporting this important outreach ministry.

Questions?  See Dan McLatcher or Sandy Paul.  Thank you good people of First Church!

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J.O.Y. Ladies Circle – Sept 23

J.O.Y. Ladies Circle

Monday Sept. 23 – 10:00 am

 

Ladies, it’s time to jump for JOY!  The women’s study group J.O.Y. (which stands for, Just Older Youth) will have its first meeting on Monday, September 23rd from 10:00-11:00 am in Wesley Hall.  We will be reading and discussing LIVING a LIFE You LOVE, by Joyce Meyer.  Books will be available after church on Sundays and in the office during the week.  The cost is $9.00.  All women of the church are welcome!

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Protection Policy Training
Oct 19 & Nov 23

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Protection Policy Training

Oct. 19 & Nov. 23

To date 33 people have taken the Protection Policy Training. This is really good! However, more may be added to the list. The last two training dates for 2019 are: October 19, and November 23.  All training events will begin at 9:30am and end at 11:30ish.  Anyone who works with children, youth, or vulnerable persons (this includes the Warming Center) must have this training.  The exception to this are those who only come in to cook and serve the evening or morning meal.  If you work with intake, security, or stay overnight, this training is required.  There is a sign-up sheet on the window across from the Library.  There will also be a sign-up genius link sent out via email so you may sign up online as well.