vision meeting

Church Visioning & Goal Setting Meeting – Feb. 25th

vision meeting

Saturday, February 25th
9am to 12pm

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.

First United Methodist Church of Mount Clemens

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!



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.

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.


First United Methodist

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!


Youth Group
Nov. 6


Youth Group will gather on November 6 in the youth lounge. Please bring a favorite photo of yourself (any age). I am still looking for a family to host lunch for us. Pick up is at 1:00 pm.

On November 20 we will join the church for the potluck and hanging of the greens. Please come and help your church family transform our sanctuary for the holiday season. They love it when they see you all.


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.

First United Methodist

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

First United Methodist

JAM Starts Oct. 19th

First United Methodist


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