9:15 to 12:15 Nursery child care
9:30 AM Worship Contemporary
9:30 AM Sunday School (ages 3-99)
10:15 AM Fellowship Time
11:00 AM Worship Traditional
If Needed: Ask an Usher for Large Print Worship Bulletins, Large Print Hymnals, Children's Doodle Folders, and Listening Devices.
First Sunday each month.
Christmas Eve Services - Dec 24 at 6:00,7:30, 11:00 pm. Office closed.
Pastor's Bible Study
Sunday School Topic for Adults - The topic for Feb 1 is: Conversation as Minstry. Following a Pastor Dennis’ sermon last Sunday, we have the topic, “Conversation as Ministry” for this Sunday. Does anyone have a copy of the song, “Angel From Montgomery” that they could bring? Or how about the book, “Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies”? Hope to see you in church this Sunday at 9:30 am.
Winter Bible Study - Our Thursday morning women’s Bible study will begin its winter class Thursday, January 8. Our twelve session study will be the books of Ruth and Esther: Life Lessons Inspirational by Max Lucado. We will meet from 9:30 to 11:00 in Fellowship Hall, and all women of the church are welcome to attend. For more information, please call the church office.
Women's Fall Bible Study for Feb - Feb 5,12,19 and 26 at 9:30 am
Grief Group for Feb - Feb 2 and 16 at 4-6 pm in library
United Methodist Women's Sunday - Nov 16
Book Group - Nov. 24 at 7 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 Jan - Jan 7,14,21,28
Wed Night Meals - Wednesday Night Meals will resume at 6:00 pm January 7 and will continue on Wednesdays until the end of April; except during Holy Week, when the meal will be Maundy Thursday. After the meals we will have singing and devotions, and at 7:04 pm Pas-tor Dennis will continue his Inductive Bible Study on some of the Bible’s most interesting passages. Once again, if the Ludington Area Schools are closed on a Wednesday because of stormy weather, the meal that evening will be cancelled.
XYZ - Potluck and Program on Feb 5 at 12:00 pm
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - Feb 7 at 3-8 pm.
United Methodist Women (UMW) general meeting - Feb 9 at 1:30 pm
Women’s Emmaus Fourth Day for Sept. - Sept 8,15,22,29 at 9-11 a.m. in library.
Women’s Emmaus- Oct 2 at 6 pm in library.
Red Cross Blood Drive - Feb 27 at 12 to 6 pm
Ash Wednesday Worship - Feb 18 at 7 pm
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.
Important Message about Coasts and Boots: for winter - Our church runs the Coats and Boots for Kids program and is in GREAT need of donations to meet the needs of the children in our community. We accept coats, boots, snow pants and waterproof gloves. We currently have a waiting list 3 pages long of needed items that we do not have. Monetary donations are also accepted so that we can go and purchase these things that the children need for school. If you are able please help us help them! Thank you!
Sunday School Events for Feb
2/1 - Sunday School - 9:30 am
2/8 - Sunday School - 9:30 am
2/12 - “Plugged In” Mid-week program
2/15 - Sunday School - 9:30 am
Ice Skating Party at WSCC
2/22 - Sunday School - 9:30 am with “Puppets of Faith”
2/25 - "Plugged In" mid-week program
Monthly Mission Project for Jan and Feb
Our offering for January and February will be going towards buying items needed for children at COVE. Such items include underwear, socks, diapers, pajamas, and undershirts. If anyone would like to donate items please bring them to the Sunday School area. Then on March 1 we will have “Undie Sun-day” and the items will be delivered to COVE.
Monthy Mission Project for Feb:
Our Sunday school offering mission project for the month of February is “Undie Sunday.” This is when we collect our offering and use it to purchase things such as socks, underwear, pajamas, diapers, undershirts and more for the children associated with COVE. This is such a great cause and I know that the students look forward to this every year. Please encourage your children to give and help children their own age with this need.
Jr. & Sr. Youth meetings, each Sun. 5 PM
Choirs for Feb - Feb 5,12,19 and 26 Chancel Choir 7:00 pm, Praise Choir 8:00
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.
West Shore Pregnancy Center Donations - Once again we are collecting items to be used at the West Shore Pregnancy Center. Items needed are small size Pampers, onesies or undershirts, baby soft washcloths and towels, sleepers and receiving blankets, sweaters and sweatshirts. The fuschia collection bin is located in the church entryway for the whole month of October. These items are needed for the small babies who come into this world, and whose families do not have funds to buy baby supplies. Thank you.
Dinner for Eight – If you want to get together with others and enjoy a meal and good conversation, we will be setting up new groups soon. The members take turns hosting the meals. The meals can be at your house, at a restaurant, at the church or anywhere you want. The goal is to get people to meet new people and to get to know everyone better. And it’s always more fun when food is involved. We will be having sign ups soon. If you want to sign up or if you have any questions please call the church office.
Power Supply (A Prime Time Adult Program). - Will meet the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month). We are very excited to announce that there will be a special time for young adults on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of every month starting on January 22nd from 6 to 7:15 pm. Parents can drop their children off in the nursery or gathering area for a new mid week program called “Plugged In” and then enjoy a time of fellowship and study. We will begin with a seven part series that will cover the topics of Fearing God, Following Jesus, The Holy Spirit, Fellowship, Teaching, Prayer and Communion. There will also be a new fully stocked coffee bar. From time to time we will have worship music and special events. Hope you will join us!
Plugged In (A program for K-5th) - This will be an upbeat environment where kids can play games, sing songs, learn more about God and enjoy being themselves! This will also start January 22 and will be the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month during Power Supply, 6 to 7:15 pm. Children are welcome to bring friends!
All Church Ice Skating - Sunday, February 15 is our All Church Ice Skating Party at West Shore Ice Arena. Cost is $4 per skater, no skate rental charge, children age 5 and under are free. Put on skates at 1:45 and skate until 3:50 pm. Young children should bring their bike helmets and wear mittens to keep their hands warm, just in case they fall.
Reel to Real - Feb 8 at 12:15
Community Table at the Community Church - Feb 10 at 4-6 pm. Volunteers welcome. For more information, please call the church office.
Beast Feast - Feb 14 at 6 pm
All Church Ice Skating Party - Feb 15 at 1:45 to 3:50Rug Ladies will not meet until further notice. Sleeping Bag Ladies will not meet until March.
Please call the Church office to see if any volunteer opportunities are available.
Church Office Closed:
When the church office will be closed, it will be noted here.