Updated Jan 15, 2017
9:00 to 12:15 Nursery child care
9:00 am Contemporary Worship
10:00 am Sunday School (ages 3 to 99)
11:00 am Traditional Worship.
***Instead of rehearsing every Wednesday night, Praise Band will now practice once a month on the second Sunday. The first rehearsal will be February 12. The Band will start playing at 1:00 pm and conclude at 3:00. Please be there early to set up. Praise Band will still meet at 8:00 am each Sunday to go over that morning’s songs.
***The Casserole Ministry is ready to go back into action. Several of you have volunteered to provide meals when there is a need and you are available. A couple of you have graciously agreed to be callers to arrange for meals. If you are going through a difficult time of some kind that could be made easier temporarily by receiving some meals, please contact Laurie in the church office to let her know your name, phone number, and the type of need. She will contact the designated caller on the Casserole Ministry to help set up meals to make your life easier for a bit. Also, if you would like to be added to the list of people willing to provide an occasional meal or to take a turn being the caller, let Karen Genson know at 843-2482.
***Sunday Morning Coffee, Juice and Cookies are now being served in the narthex area from 8:30 am to 11:00 am.
If Needed: Ask an Usher for Large Print Worship Bulletins, Large Print Hymnals, Children's Doodle Folders, and Listening Devices.
First Sunday each month.
Pastor's Bible Study
Weds. 7:03 PM.
Parables taught by Jesus class - Sundays at 10 am. For more information about this group or any other Sunday school group, please call the church office.
Faithlink class (starts at 10 am. Sundays) Next topic TBA
The Fellowship Hall Adult Sunday School Class - Meets in Fellowship Hall. This class will meet again beginning Sunday, October 23. Each Sunday through November 20 we will watch part of the film “Risen” and discuss it. The class meets between the first and second services. Class leaders are Dan Sleeman, Kirk Myers and Wayne Disegna.
Women’s Fall Bible Study - Thiswill begin Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 am. We will continue to meet in Fellowship Hall. Our
study for the fall is The Twelve Disciples, a 10 week Life Guide Study, by Douglas Connelly. The goal of this study is to focus
on each man and how each one was changed because of his association with Jesus. When Jesus sent these men into the world
with the good news of God’s grace and forgiveness, they spoke with the authority of Jesus himself. It was the writings of the
apostles and their close associates that laid the foundation of the church. We can expect to grow as disciples as we study how Jesus made disciples, and we can expect to hear a new call in our lives to follow Christ with a whole heart. Books will be available at our first meeting. For more information, you may call Lynne Gohn at 843-4746. Sign up in the church office.
Women's Bible Study - Nov 17 at 10 am
Grief Group - Group will meet on the second Monday of each month. Will meet from 4 to 6 pm. Next Grief Group date: Jan 9 at 4 pm
Traumatic Loss Group - Will meet the third Monday each month, from 4 to 6 pm. Next Traumatic Loss Group date: Jan 16 at 4-6 pm.
Food Pantry collections first Sunday of every month.
Children's Pillowcase ministry. Like Prayer Shawls ministry for the younger set! Please contact the church office with suggestion for gifting.
Rugs and Sleeping Bags - Jan 18 at 9 am
Flower Ministry - Jan 16 at 10 am
Choirs for Jan - Jan 19; Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7 PM and Praise Choir Rehearsal 8 PM
Wed Night Meal - Every Wednesday at 6 pm. Cost is $7 per person, followed by Bible Study at 7:03 pm.
The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - Jan 5 at 12 pm.
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - Nov 5 at 4:30-9:30 pm.
United Methodist Women Meeting/Lunch - Dec 17 at 1:30 pm. This lunch will be the UMW Christmas Tea
United Methodist Women's General Meeting - TBA
United Methodist Women Reading Night - Next meeting to TBA. For more information about this group (books and soon) please call the church office for more details.
Red Cross Blood Drive - Jan 20 at 12 pm to 6 pm. Please call the office (843-8340) if you’d like to volunteer to staff the Canteen Table or Registration Table, or if you’d like to donate blood or cookies!
Sign up online to donate blood at redcrossblood.org (sponsor code: UMCL) or call 1-800-RED-CROSS
Coats and Boots for Kids - If you have any of these items that you could donate, please drop them off in the drop box located by the main doors.
Sunday School Events
Each Sunday during the school year at 10 AM
Jr. Church - 9:15 am through 10 am. Sundays
Leader, Substitute, or Helper for Jr. Church Schedule:
Dismissed from Church after Children’s time with Pastor Dennis
Welcome the Children
Prayer and Prayer Requests
Summer Mission (Orphanage in Haiti)
Music (VBS playlist/videos provided)
Contact Britney Cole with any questions about helping during Jr. Church times. Phone: (231)425-6467
Sunday School 10 am to 11 am
Teacher, Teacher Substitute or Helper schedule:
Take Attendance *important
Prayer and Prayer Requests
Scripture - Bible Lesson
Contact Britney Cole with any questions about helping during Sunday School hours. Phone: (231)425-6467
Jr. & Sr. Youth meetings, each Sunday during the school year
Middle School Legacy at 4 pm
High School Legacy at 5:30 pm
Legacy Events for Jan:
Combined Legacy - Jan 15 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm
Combined Legacy - Jan 22 at 4:30 to 6:30 pm
C.E. Wishlist - Items that would greatly enhance our Christian Education Director’s ability to accomplish her responsibilities)
Printer, Paper, Ink
File Folders (hanging)
Britney’s Office is located in the pre-school classroom
***We are currently out of prayer shawls and we look forward to some beautiful new shawls coming in soon. Many needs are out there, and people realize what a blessing they are to those who are going through a tough time. So all you knitters...keep
nitting! Prayer shawls and yarn are now available on the second Sunday of the month in the narthex. For more information
about the Prayer Shawl Ministry, you may contact Lynne Gohn or Ramona Myers.
***Hospitality, INC Season Eight will offer shelter for homeless adults from October 30 to April 30. Bethany Lutheran
Church at 1101 South Madison once again has opened up their facility for those months. Our church has signed up for two
nights a month: the third Tuesday and the third Wednesday. A signup sheet will be in the narthex beginning October 16 for
volunteers to bring a gallon of 2% milk, a side dish, or a dessert. All food must be prepared at home because Bethany does
not have a licensed kitchen. Janice Wolff and Laura Garcia will again coordinate the dinners. Laura has graciously offered to
bring the entree for all 12 dinners. Also needed are volunteers to make a breakfast dish at home and bring it to Bethany
Church between 6:30 and 6:40 a.m. and then help serve the guests. Thank you so much for your consideration.
***Update on the items you can collect and turn in to benefit others:
Metal tabs off of beverage cans, soups, etc.
United Methodist Community House in Grand Rapids continues to benefit from them. There is another group that we turn
them in to process them, but UMCH then receives the proceeds which they use to purchase everyday operating supplies,
such as wipes.
Boxtops for Education
Be vigilant and find these little tiny guys to trim, save and turn in. We send half of what we collect to Henderson Settlement
in Kentucky and the other half we divide evenly and give to all of the elementary schools represented by children in our ele-
mentary Sunday School classes. They are very appreciative to receive them.
Returnable bottles and cans
Please continue to bring those in for Legacy to use in their fund raising for mission trips! (take the tabs off and turn them in first, though!)
Labels for Education
Campbells has discontinued this program, so if you still have some at home, they can be thrown away. If you are unsure, turn them in and we can sort through them.
***Interested in becoming a member of our Church? Pastor Dennis offers membership classes for those who wish to join the church. Please contact him at 843-8340 or email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
***If you or a family member are in the hospital, please let the church office know (843-8340), or call Pastor Dennis if it’s an emergency after hours (425-4386). The hospital does not call to tell us.
***In case of emergency where a pastor is needed, please
call the church office at 843-8340 if it’s between 9 am and 4
pm weekdays. If it’s after hours or on the weekend, call Rev. Jack Conklin of Scottville UMC (231-920-2908).
Want to help local kids in need? - Did you know that Mason/Oceana County DHHS has only 10 licensed foster homes? And in recent months, they've had an all-time high number of children placed in out-of-home care. When children have to be placed out of the county, they not only have the trauma of being separated from their parents; they are now losing their friends, school, church, extended family, teachers, coaches, and so on; plus there are increased transportation difficulties related to visits with parents.
If you are interested in being a foster parent, mentor, or even just a volunteer at a respite care event, please call the church
office at 843-8340, and Laurie will give you Ms. Janice Ruedisale’s (Mason/Oceana County Department of Health and Human Services) contact information. Please prayerfully consider this important ministry.
Salvation Army Food Pantry - Please remember to bring non-perishable items for the Salvation Army Food Pantry: Cans of baked beans, soups, fruits and vegetables; boxes of macaroni and cheese, cereal, boxed meals; packages of rice, noodles, pasta and beans; peanut butter and jelly, powdered milk, and any other non-perishable items. Drop off in the narthex. Thank you so much.
New Baby Items Needed - Church Women United (CWU) are collecting newborn baby items for the West Shore Pregnancy Center. Items needed are small size disposable diapers, sleepers and receiving blankets, onesies, washcloths, baby towels, and tiny sweaters to name a few. A bin will be in the church entryway for these items.
Reel to Real - Jan 22 at 12:15 pm
Nursing Home Worship Services - Jan 22. We will lead Nursing Home Worship Services on Sunday, January 22. Services are at 3:00 pm at Ludington Woods and
3:45 pm at Oakview Medical Care Facility. As usual, we would like as many of you folks as possible to attend these services to visit with residents and help with the singing.
Legacy Youth Soup Fundraiser - Jan 29 in the morning. The Legacy youth will offer a soup fundraiser Sunday morning, January 29. The fundraiser helps pay for youth activities. If you’d like takeout, the youth would appreciate it if you brought your own container.
Please call the Church office to see if any volunteer opportunities are available.
Church Hostess and Wedding Custodian needed - Are you looking for an occasional job at church that is fun and rewarding? Now we need a new Church Hostess and a Wedding Custodian! The Church Hostess and Wedding Cus-todian each receive $50 for each wedding. We average three or four church weddings a year. For more information, please call the church office for more information. If anyone is interested, please call the church office.
Set up Fellowship Hall - Once again we need some first service attendees to set up coffee, punch and goodies in Fellowship Hall prior to 9:00 am. We need this help for the first and fourth Sundays each month. If you are willing to help one of these Sundays, please call the church office for more information.
Videographers needed by the sound/video crew - Our long history of providing audio recordings of Sunday Services has been enhanced to include video. Experienced or not, we need you full time or to fill in. If you are ready to serve your church, you could take in worship from a new vantage point. Please join us. For more information or to volunteer, please call the church office for more information.
Church Greeters Needed - If you are willing to extend a warm hand and a friendly smile to a member of the congregation or a visitor to our church, the church would be interested in your help for a substitute or relief greeter for the second service on Sunday mornings. For more information or if you are interested in being a part of this, please call the church office.
The Christian Education Department needs you!
**We need an individual or couple to teach the middle school Sunday School class, which meets from 10:00 to 11:00 am beginning September 13.
**We also need someone to help with one of the youth groups each Sunday night., beginning September 13. The middle school youth group meets from 4:00 to 5:30 pm, and the high school youth group meets from 5:30 to 7:00 pm. You would only need to help with one of the groups, so that means we need two people.
**All of these positions could be filled on a rotational basis so that one person would not need to commit to every Sunday. Please contact the church office if you are interested in helping to nurture our youth as they grow in Christian faith.
Flower Ministry Help Needed - Are you interested in being part of the Flower Ministry? We need you! Please contact Vi DeMeester or the church office.
Church Office Closed:
When the church office will be closed, dates will appear here.