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!


Protection Policy Training
Oct 19 & Nov 23


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.


Fall Sermon Series


Fall Sermon Series

Our Sermon Series for September will be called “Signs of Fall” and we will talk about many themes that tie our faith to some of the most common occurrences of fall.  We will also discuss kicking off Fall well, tackling our challenges, trusting God, and finding the beauty in the cycles of change.  It is time to walk into Fall with faith and confidence finding the Triune God in every sign along the way.



Pasty Bake –
Nov 5, 6 & 7

Mark Your Calendars for our Next Pasty Bake!

On Tuesday, November 5th at 6 pm, we will be cutting vegetables for the upcoming Pasty Bake.   On November 6 and 7, we will be making and baking around 1100 pasties, so we need all hands on deck to help this fundraiser.  Sign-up sheets will be posted soon.  If you have any questions, please see Linda Willneff or Marge Knapp.


Youth Group Summer of Service – Jul 8-12


Youth Group ~ Summer of Service

July 8 – 12;  9:00 – 3:00

The Summer of Service has begun and already in June our youth have put together some backyard play structures for Elodie Hart, painted a shed for a Mt. Clemens resident, and worked at the Macomb Food Pantry.  This month we will renovate the youth room with a fresh coat of paint, new furniture, and some new decorations.

This will take place July 8 – 12 from 9:00 – 3:00 each day.

Come by and offer encouragement or pick up a paint brush and help out.

Also, in July we will travel to Arts and Scraps in Detroit to help take recycled materials and create educational packets for teachers.

Please be in prayer for our youth as they share God’s love by serving their neighbors.


Listening Sessions with Pastor Dan


Listening Sessions with Pastor Dan

Pastor Dan is so excited to get to know his new congregation!

He has asked if it would be possible to schedule a number of small group meetings in homes or at church in order to get to know us, listen to our hopes and dreams, anxieties and fears; as together, we transition into this new ministry.  If you are able to host one of these small, informal coffee and dessert meetings, please sign up on the list in Wesley Hall or contact Wendy Jones in the office.


Church Garage Sale –
Sat. July 20


Church Garage Sale

Saturday July 20

9:00 am to 1pm

Below are times when items can be dropped off for the sale.

Collection Dates:

Sunday, July 7 after church

Thursday, July 11 – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Saturday, July 13  –  9:00 am to noon

Sunday, July 14 after church

Monday, July 15 – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Tuesday, July 16 – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 to 8:00pm

Thursday, July 18 – 6:00 to 8:00pm


Graduation Sunday – May 19th


On May 19, we will celebrate our graduates from High School, College, or Graduate School.  If you are graduating this year, please plan to attend and wear your cap and gown, if possible.  Send a short bio about you and what your plans are after graduation as well as two pictures; a baby photo and a graduation photo to Wendy in the office at by May 14 in order to be included in the bulletin and on the screen.


Last Fish Fry –
April 12th

Ready, Set, Go to the Annual First UMC Fish Fries!!
Fish Fries – Mar. 8, 15, 22, 29 and April 5 & 12


Fish & Chips or Baked Fish

Baked Potato, Vegetable, Mac & Cheese, Coleslaw, Roll & Dessert

Tickets are $12

$5 Kids 6-12, and 5 & Under are Free

Please mark your calendar for March 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and April 5th, and 12th  sign up sheets are on the windows to Wesley Hall.  Looking forward to seeing you on those dates. We need all the workers we can get.  Tickets will be on sale starting Sunday, March 3rd, in Wesley Hall.

Thank You ALL!   Sue Tregembo