Updated August 25, 2016
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.
***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
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
Adult Sunday School Class - The adult Sunday school class that meets in Fellowship Hall is reading The Shack by William Paul Young. It’s not too late to
join them there!
Women’s Fall Bible Study will 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.
Grief Group - Beginning in May 2016, Grief Group will meet on the second Monday of each month. Will meet from 4 to 6 pm. July Grief Group date: July 11 from 4 to 6 pm.
Traumatic Loss Group - Will meet the third Monday each month, from 4 to 6 pm. Traumatic Loss Group date for August: August 15 at 4 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 for August - August 31 AT 9 AM
Flower Ministry - August 29
Choirs for September - Sept 1 Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7 PM and Praise Choir Rehearsal 8 PM
Wed Night Meal - Will resume September 7 at 6 PM in Fellowship Hall. Marcia Sadler will be preparing and serv-
ing these meals again at a cost of $7.00 each. We will sing and have devotions after each meal, and then we will have a class at
7:03 pm each evening. For the first six Wednesdays, Rev. Ron Iris will lead us in a study of Adam Hamilton’s Half Truths.
Pastor Dennis’ Bible study sessions will resume October 19
Potluck - Every Wednesday during the summer at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall
The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - June 2 at 12 pm.
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - September 3 at 4:30-9:30 pm.
United Methodist Women Potluck/Pinic - August 15 at Jane and Jim Clark's home.
United Methodist Women meeting/lunch - Mason County Church Women United will hold their Annual Fundraising Salad Buffet Wednesday, August 17 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The buffet will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Fellowship Hall at 305 N. Lavinia Street, located behind the Sheriff’s Office. The cost is $7.00. You can buy tickets ahead of time from Janelle Schade (843-8131) or at the door. The meal is open to all. Many enjoy visiting with others at this buffet.
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 - July 15 at 12 to 6 pm.
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
Summer Sunday School - We will continue Jr. Church during the 9 am service and Sunday School from 10 am to 11 am through the summer. We have received the One Room Deep Blue Curriculum. All the children will be together for both Jr. Church and Sunday School. If you would like to volunteer your time on a Sunday morning sometime, we would be happy to have your assistance. Just let us know a time that works best for you. We would love to show you all the fun we are having on the West Wing of the church building.
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 August:
August 21 - Legacy to Whitecaps game in Grand Rapids
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
***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
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.
The Department of Human Services in Mason County refers qualified families to the Salvation Army to supply their school-
aged children with school supplies. Church Women United in our county makes these collections each year through the
churches. Once again we are asking for the following school items to be placed in a bin at the front entryway: crayons, num-
ber 2 pencils, dry erase markers, glue bottles, boxes of tissue, glue sticks, scissors, two-pocket folders, pencil boxes, wide ruled spiral bound notebooks, pencil sharpeners, black Sharpies, highlighters, sticky notes, college ruled notebooks, protrac-tors, rulers, five-subject notebooks, and backpacks. New this year are headphones(no ear buds) and optional styluses for iPads. Take this list with you as you shop to find items you wish to contribute. Our church has always been a great contribu-tor for the needy children. If you would prefer to make a monetary gift for school supplies, please make checks payable to United Methodist Women (UMW) and put “School Supplies” on the memo line. All school supplies and monetary donations are due by August 14, 2016. Thanks. Janelle Schade, our church rep to CWU
"Mason's Got Talent" - August 6. A free talent competition, “Mason’s Got Talent,” will be at 6:30 pm Saturday, August 6 at Rotary Park, Downtown Luding-ton. A freewill offering and silent auction will benefit the Walk to End Alzheimer’s and Mason County Jail Ministry. Contact
Chaplain Jerry Thorne at 425-3693 for pre-registration or more information, or see the poster on the church office bulletin
Reel to Real - August 21
Church Conference - Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 am is our annual Church Conference! It will be held at Ludington St. Paul United Methodist Church this year. At Church Conference, members elect next year’s church leaders, hear various reports, and celebrate the year’s ministry. All who attend our church have voice in church conference, but only members may vote.
Grand Traverse District Conference - Saturday, November 12 is our annual Grand Traverse District Conference, to be held this year at Traverse City Central UMC. More information on this will follow in the October and November issues of Footprints and in upcoming bulletins.
Bazaar Workshops - We have four Bazaar Workshops scheduled during September, to get together and make items to be sold at the UMW Fall
Bazaar on October 29. Materials and instructions will be there. I suspect that there will be fun, fellowship and snacks as well
as productivity. Pick one or more times that work for you and be there. Let Karen Genson know if there is an item that you
think would sell well and you know how to make, and we can plan to make them. Also, let Karen know of another workshop
time that would work better for you. The workshop dates and times are listed below.
Wednesday, September 7 9:00 am
Monday, September 12 2:00 pm
Tuesday, September 20 3:00 pm
Friday September 30 1 PM
UMW Bazaar - Oct. 29. The UMW Bazaar date (October 29) is approaching fast. I hope you are making items that you plan to donate for sale.
We are looking for your ideas for items that the ladies can make that will sell well. We would like to have a couple workshop days to work together on making items. Call Karen Genson (843-2482) if you have project ideas or would like to help make items at a work day. Handmade Christmas ornaments were one item mentioned as a possibility-- any ideas out there for Christmas ornaments or other items?
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:
September 5 - Labor day; office closed