Cereal Drive
Nov. 13 & 20


Our church will be conducting a cereal drive on two Sunday’s in November. Please purchase a box or two of cereal on a trip to the grocery store and then bring it to church on November 13th or November 20th.

The cereal we collect will then be donated to Father Bob’s Food Pantry in Mount Clemens.  It will be amazing to see the amount of cereal that we collect and the generosity that is displayed in our giving!

Thomas Curtis Clark summed it up beautifully when he wrote, “I sought His love in sun and stars, and where the wild seas roll, And found it not. But when I gave to one in need, I found the Lord of Love indeed.”

november advent event

Hang the Greens! Nov. 20

november advent event

All hands are needed to help transform the sanctuary for Advent & Christmas!

Please stay after church on November 20th.

Bring a dish to pass to share in a meal.

Please contact Kim Evans with any questions.

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Pasty Bake
Nov. 8, 9 & 10


First United MethodistWe’ll cut veggies on November 8 at 6:00 p.m.

Then on November 9 and 10, the making and baking will begin.

Sign up sheets are on the Library window.  Find a spot to help and sign up today!

See you soon!!

Sue Tregembo, Pasty Chair

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JAM Starts Oct. 19th

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I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying the start of the Fall activities.  I know that everyone’s schedules start to fill up fast, so please mark your calendars now for JAM.  We have changed our program start date to October 19, 2016 and we will end before Easter in March.  We will begin with Dinner at 5:30 pm, there will also be time for Bible Learning “Sunday School”, and Music, Craft, or Mission projects, children can be picked up at 7:30 pm. The Music details will be based on what children are present, so please contact me ASAP.  Our Youth Group, (6th—12th grade) have Bells, Sunday School, and Youth Group on Sunday’s. But there has been a request to have a 6th – 12th grade option during JAM. If we have youth that will be there, we will gladly put together a mission focused program.  So again, please contact the church office and let us know if your youth will be participating in this afterschool activity.  We are so excited about this year’s program and themes.  We are blessed to have many people that believe in our children and their Christian Foundation.  Of course we are still in need of lots of adult helpers. Come, get to know great kids, make new adult friends, enjoy a meal, and make a difference in their faith journey.


Kitty Kinic 

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New Members – Oct. 16th

Join Us For Coffee With the Pastor

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We are so blessed to have guests visiting with us each week. I want to invite you to join me for Coffee with the Pastor. We will gather on Sunday, October 16, 2016 at 11:30 am in the conference room. We’d love to be your church family! Coffee with the Pastor is designed to help you discover the values and beliefs of this church and the United Methodist denomination in a casual setting. We will share drinks and a light meal together, learn more about the church, and one another. I believe in this church and its ministry. When we find the right church family and make a commitment, we grow in our closeness to God, we learn to love our neighbor, and to walk as a child of God. I pray that you find that place of connection that will draw you closer to God. If you have questions, concerns, or plan to attend, please give me a call, text, or email. Child care will be available if that would be helpful for your family, just let me know.


Rev. Mary


Youth Group Party Sept. 25


September 25th at 11:30 am.

All 6th – 12th graders!

 Time to kick off another year of fellowship, serving, and having fun together. We ended our year with an awesome workcamp trip to KY and a pool party, I can not wait to see what this year will bring. All incoming 6th graders are invited and welcomed to this event. Our Youth Group is growing and this is exciting. Not only will there be a meal, games, and music, we will also brainstorm and put together our calendar for 2016-2017. Looking forward to finding new ways for you to grow together as young Christian leaders.

RSVP to Rev. Mary


Blessings in a Backpack

Third Wednesday of each month at Seminole at 4:00 P.M. 


School is starting back and the backpacks are ready to be filled and distributed at Seminole Academy in Mt. Clemens.

We are beginning our second year of this ministry and are excited to say that we are nearly fully funded for the school year!  Approximately 300 children in need will have  nutritious meals for the weekend thanks to this program.

There is an opportunity for those who wish to help pack the backpacks.  We at First Church will pack on the third Wednesday of each month at Seminole at 4:00 P.M. The commitment is only about 30 minutes.

Please see Dan McLatcher for details.

Rally Day Roundup Sept. 18th

Rally Day Roundup and Pot Luck!

Kids, Youth, and Adults are needed on September 18thThere will be Fun for all Ages!  We are kicking off our Fall programing with a Western Theme.  Everyone is invited to wear their best western apparel, and come with a readiness to connect with God, with one another and to have a great time.  Rally Day Round-Up will give us an opportunity to all gather, celebrate being back after our busy summer and to find out about all the ministry opportunities for the Fall. After worship there will be a meal, meat will be provided, please bring a dish to pass, and of course there will be games!!!  Anybody have a square dancing skirt I could borrow – just kidding (I think).

Yee Haw, see you there!!

Rev. Mary

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

Blood Drive – Aug. 24

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

August 24 – 1pm to 7pm.

FUMC Red Cross Blood Drive!

We will be hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive here at FUMC on Wednesday, August 24th, from 1pm– 7pm.

If you are interested in signing up you can either go online at and use the code fumcmtclem to look up the drive or call the church office and we will help you to set up your appointment.

Remember, on the day of the drive, before your appointment drink lots of fluids and bring your picture ID.

If you have any questions, you may call the church office or speak with Annica Brocker.

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Leap of Faith

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

Wednesdays @ 6:15 p.m..

Leap of Faith: In Body, Mind, and Spirit

In 2010, my health had hit rock bottom. I took a giant leap of faith and created the following mantra for myself: Health and wholeness in Body, Mind, and Spirit. I did not have a plan, just these words. But I knew I needed to change my course, and with God’s help I have and continue to repeat these words to myself.  My path has led in many directions but 284 pounds lighter today is mind blowing to me. I am not an expert in health and wholeness, but I am on the journey and am inviting others to journey with me using some guidelines. There are a few things I have learned along the way:

1. God is with me always.

2. There is no magic pill, diet, or surgery – it all takes hard work. Good nutrition takes effort.

3. I must move my body intentionally 30 minutes a day.

4. I need to have a healthy plan for my career and finances too.

5. I must surround myself with people that will help me reach my goals.

6. Growing my skills and knowledge is a life time journey.

7. I am worthy of the time and effort to have a healthy life style.

I am going to start an accountability group open to anyone. I dream of a place where people will come, find God, support, and fellowship as they authentically seek health and wholeness for their lives. I want to give back and help others. I am 19 pounds from my goal weight, but I also know that I will always battle addition issues around food, and I am not alone. If you are taking your own Leap of Faith and want an accountability group to help you along the way, come on Wednesday nights at 6:15 pm. We will meet for 1/2 hour in my office. If this time does not work for you or you have questions, please contact me.


Rev. Mary