Church Headlines

          Updated May 19, 2016  

Lord's Day   

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.

***On August 7, 2016, the church will be celebrating its 150th birthday. This day will include remembrance and celebration. We will invite all living pastors and their spouses  who  have  served  the  three  congregations. If you are interested in volunteering for this event or wish to offer suggestions, please contact the church office.


In Worship

If Needed: Ask an Usher for Large Print Worship Bulletins, Large Print Hymnals, Children's Doodle Folders, and Listening Devices.

Holy Communion
First Sunday each month.  

In Study

Pastor's Bible Study 
Weds. 7:04PM

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!    

Grief Group - Beginning in May, Grief  Group  will meet on the second Monday of each month. Will meet from 4 to 6 pm. May Grief Group date: May 9 from 4 to 6 pm.

Traumatic Loss Group - Will meet the third Monday each month, from 4 to 6 pm. 


 In Mission

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 May - May 4,11,18,25

In Fellowship

Wed Night Meal - Will resume in September.

The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - May 5 at 12 pm.

Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - May 7 at 4:30-9:30 pm.

United Methodist Women meeting/lunch - 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 - Next Blood Drive is May 20 at 12 pm to 6 pm. Fellowship Hall. To volunteer  for  the  Canteen  Table  or  Registration  Table in Fellowship Hall.  

Sign  up online  to  donate  blood  at (sponsor  code:  UMCL)  or  call  1-800-RED-CROSS 


Sunday School  

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

March, April & May’s Sunday School Offering will be for Socks and Underwear for COVE. 

*The funds have not yet reached an amount high enough to donate.

Sundae Sunday - May 22, 2016

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.

Surf Shack VBS 2016 - August 1 – 5; 5:30 to 7:30 pm.


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 May:  




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:  

Choirs for May - May 5,12,19,26; Chancel choir 7 pm; Praise Choir 8 am.

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.       

Youth Silent Auction - We are looking for donations for a Silent Auction. Any new items, local services, baked goods, and more are appreciated. Please contact Cindy Cooper or George Faust if you are able to donate an item. The money raised from the Silent Auction will fund youth activities.   

Important dates regarding the Silent Auction:

*Silent Auction Item Due Date- Sunday, May 8, 2016

*Silent Auction Viewing Times - Saturday May 21, 2016 from 2 to 4 pm.

*Silent Auction Bidding Date - Sunday May 22, 2016

*Bidding Times - 8 AM to 1 PM. Bidding times will close at 1 Pm.

Penticost - May 15

We Serve Community Table at Coummity Church - May 17 from 4:30 to 6 pm. If  you’d  like  to  help  prepare  or  serve  this meal, please contact Jean Burtch at 843-8306 or Allan Carlson at 843-7071. Thanks in advance for your willingness to help with this important service to the community.

Petunia Parade Community Planting Day - May 21. It’s  spring...time  to  grab  your  spade  or  trowel  and join  together  for  “Petunia  Parade”  Community 

Planting  Day.  Our  church’s  block  (Ferry  Street  - west side of City Marina) is the safest block in town - a great spot for planters of all ages. Again this year, our Scout troop will participate.  

Time - 9:00 am     Date - Saturday, May 21 

The Optimists kindly offer to treat all weeders to a free lunch of hot dogs, brats and drinks afterward.  

Real to Reel - May 22 at 12:15 pm.

Peace with Justice Sunday - May 29

Volunteer Opportunities  

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:

Closed on Memorial Day - May 31, 2016

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