Updated- Nov. 21, 2015
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.
Christmas Eve Services will be held at 6 PM, 7:30 PM and 11 PM.
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. 7:04PM; Family meal at 6 pm. and this will take place before Bible Study. No meal on Nov 25. Also will not meet on Dec. 23 and 30).
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) - Topic for Nov 22 is: What does ISIS want to accomplish?
None of the published FaithLink topics seemed to be attractive for this week’s discussion.
That being the case, we will be talking about what it is that ISIS wants. What would the world look like in an idealized ISIS world? What principles would a society based on ISIS principles look like? And what does ISIS see as wrong or evil about where we live?
This is a different discussion than what it is that ISIS is doing to achieve these principles.
Looking forward to learning what you have found at our meeting on Sunday, the 22nd at 10:05 am.
Adult Sunday School Class - Starts September 13 at 10 am. Some church members will teach an adult Sunday School class for both men and women at 10:00 am Sundays beginning September 13. The first book will be Adam Hamilton’s When Christians Get It Wrong. This book discusses politics, judgment, salvation, sexuality, tragedy and science from a Christian perspective. The church will order the books, which will cost in the range of $10, and class participants can purchase the books prior to September 13 or the first day of class. Sign up for this class in the church office by September 3 so that we know how many books to purchase. For more information, please call the church office.
Women’s Bible Study - The Women's Fall Bible study begins at 9:30 Thursday, September 3 in Fellowship Hall. “Faith in Action” is a Fisherman study on the Book of James, accompanied by the video “Developing a Faith that Works” with Pastor Rick Warren. All women are invited to attend and are most welcome. Please sign up in the church office. If you have questions, you may call the church office for more information.
Women's Bible Study for Nov - Nov. 5,12,19 at 9:30 am.
Grief Group for Dec - Dec. 7 and 21 at 4-6 pm in library
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 Bages for Dec. - Dec. 2,9,16,23,30 at 9 am
Wed Night Meal - Will resume on Sept. 16 and every Wednesday after at 6 pm. followed by Bible study at 7:04 pm. If Ludington Area Schools are closed due to stormy weather, the meal and class that night will be cancelled. Will not be held on Nov 25. Also will not meet on Dec. 23 and 30.
The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - Dec. 3 at 12 pm.
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - Dec. 5at 4:30-9:30 pm.
United Methodist Women (UMW) general meeting - Nov. 9 at 1:30 pm.
UMW Christmas Tea - Dec 12
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 - Nov. 13 in Christian Ed room at 12 to 6 pm. For more information, please call the church office.
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
Sunday School Events for Nov:
Toys for Tots (goes through Nov and Dec) - Our Sunday school offering money for November and Decem-ber will be going towards the Salvation Army’s Toys for Tots program. We will be using the offering to purchase needed items that will be distributed to families who are in need for Christmas. This is something we have participat-ed in for many years and it is very rewarding to give in this way. This is an easy way to teach the children about sharing with others.
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 Dec:
Dec. 20 - Combined MS and HS Christmas Caroling at 5 to 7 pm.
Dec. 27 - No Legacy, Christmas Break
Choirs for Dec. - Dec. 3,10,17; Chancel choir 7 pm; Praise Choir 8 pm
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.
Reel to Real - Dec. 6 at 12:15 pm
Mediation - Dec. 3,8,9 at 1 pm.
Women’s Christmas Tea - Dec. 6 at 3 pm. This event will be held Sunday, December 6, at 3:00 pm. Admission is $20. The Tea will feature Kristen, author of The Perfect Gift. For more information, please call the church office.
Sunday School Christmas Program - Dec. 13 at 11 am.
Christmas Praise Concert - Dec. 13 at 6 pm.
Legacy Christmas Caroling - Dec. 20 at 5 to 7 PM.
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, training can start on Oct 17.
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.
Church Office Closed:
Office will be closed on Thursday Nov. 26 and Friday Nov. 27.
Church will be closed on the following days: Dec. 24, Dec. 25, Dec. 31 and Jan 1.