First United Methodist

Sunday Morning Conversation

First United Methodist

On Sunday mornings, beginning March 5th, at 8:30 am, Rev. Mary will facilitate a conversation based on The Shack by William Paul Young.

The Shack is a popular & critically acclaimed Christian book, that is being released as a movie in March.

Please Join Us!

bowling event

Church Bowling Event – March 18

bowling event

Date: Saturday March 18

Time: 2:00pm to 4:30pm.

 

 Church Bowling Event

Location: Alley 59 – 44925 Groesbeck Hwy, Clinton Township, 48036

Charges to bowl: $12.00 per person which includes 3 games of bowling as well as pizza and pop

Link to Alley 59 website: http://alley59.com/

The time slot is reserved for our church.

There will be a Sign-Up Sheet in the Multi-Purpose Room soon.

 

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Womens’ Retreat – March 25

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Women’s Retreat at FUMC

March 25, 2017,

8:45 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

All ages are welcome to come and just breathe.  To find time to nurture your soul through the Word, yoga, painting, playing, eating, journaling, fellowship, silence, and music.

The cost is $20.00.  This covers your supplies and food for the day.

This would be a great event to invite a friend, mom, daughter, sister, or that person that just needs to find space to rest — renew — refresh their souls. No skills are needed for any of the activities.  Just come with an open spirit to breathe in God’s holy presence.

Sign up in the Multipurpose Room or contact Rev. Mary or Barb Clay.

 

vision meeting

Church Visioning & Goal Setting Meeting – Feb. 25th

vision meeting

Saturday, February 25th
9am to 12pm
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Church Visioning and Goals Setting Meeting

You are all invited on Saturday, February 25th from 9am to 12pm to our Annual Church Visioning Meeting.  2017 marks our 196th year in ministry.  I want us to dream and make some goals, not just for 2017 but for the next 4 years!  I have this image of First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens entering its 200th year of ministry in exciting and powerful ways.  Do I know exactly what that will look like?  No, that is why I need all of your voices around the table.  Together we will pray, share ideas, prioritize ministries, and make plans for allowing God’s dreams for our church to come true. So, please dream big for our future, have faith that God is with us, and that we have the gifts and resources to do whatever God calls us to do.

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Children’s Ministry in Transformation

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

I am marveled by the way that as some doors are closing, other doors are opening widely in surprising ways. On December 14, JAM, our preschool- 5th grade children midweek program, had its final gathering. A midweek program is hard to maintain with the reality of families’ schedules and volunteer availability. However, if you were here in December, you heard our extraordinary news of an early Christmas gift. On January 8, Rev. Alicea Williams will be joining our staff as a volunteer.

It is our hope to move her into a paid position in the future, but for now she will be volunteering 25 hours a week to help our ministries, assist your pastor in worship and in her specialty of Christian Education. What a gift from God at a perfect time. She is a fully Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. She will be assisting us as we figure out what is next for your Children’s Ministries. We celebrate the Children’s Worship Time and how well that is going for us.  Until we figure out what is next, Rev. Alicea and I will be creating some special children’s events.

On January 22 we will be hosting a children’s program after church, 11:30 – 1:00 pm. Lunch will be provided for the children. We are going to play with water as we talk about the importance of Baptism and talk about just how much God loves them. So all preschool- 5th grader families need to mark their calendars now for this fun event. You can go out to lunch and relax before coming back to pick up your little ones at 1:00 pm.

I am thankful for how I see the hand of God working at FUMC. We are just in transition to what is next for our Children’s ministry. It will be different, but if God is in the design then it will be ok, it will be good, and we will continue the important work for creating meaningful Christian Education opportunities for our children, youth and adults.

Love and peace in Christ,

Rev. Mary

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

January 2017 Youth Events

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

January 15,
11:30 -1:00 pm – 

We will be talking about our legacy at this church and meeting with Rev. Alicea.

 

January 27
Youth Dinner and Talent Show

We will gather after school to start cooking and preparing!

 

Recycling

Did you know our youth have a passion for recycling? We are starting with worship bulletins. There are boxes outside each door for paper items that you are not taking home. Thank you to Sara Colah for helping us make this happen.

Peace,
Rev. Mary

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

New Sermon Series Starts Jan. 15

Jesus In the Movies:

New Sermon Series Begins January 15

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

Each week you will be invited to watch a movie.  That next Sunday the sermon will be based on where we find Jesus in the characters and themes of the movie.

Join us as we discover ways to open our eyes and our hearts to see God in the everyday.

 

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Warming Center
Jan 1 – 8, 2017

First United Methodist

Macomb County Warming Center 2017

We will once again host the Warming Center here starting Sunday, January 1st through Sunday, January 8th. It is an opportunity to live the scripture which teaches us to feed and give shelter to those in need. We will be opening up our church doors each night to 75-90 men and women and providing a meal and a warm and safe place to spend the cold night. It is our opportunity to start the year by signing up for one of the many volunteer positions.

We also welcome any donations of socks, underwear or warm clothing.

Please see Dan McLatcher or Sandy Paul if you can help.

Thank you good and faithful church!