Updated July 13, 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.
***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.
***More about Ludington UMC 150th birthday: Please sign up in the church office by July 24 if you think you will be attending the 150th Anniversary Celebration Picnic Lunch on August 7. Please sign up so we can get a fairly accurate count before our July 25 caterer deadline. We want to have plenty of food for everyone to enjoy without wasting large amounts.
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!
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. June Traumatic Loss Group date: July 18 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 July - 6,13,20,27
Flower Ministry - July 11,18,25
Wed Night Meal - Will resume in September.
Potluck - Every Wednesday in June at 6 pm in Fellowship Hall
The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - June 2 at 12 pm.
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - July 2 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 - 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.
Surf Shack VBS 2016 - August 1 – 5; 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
VBS Where? United Methodist Church of Ludington (Pavilion)
VBS When? August 1-5, 5:30-7:30pm
While at the Surf Shack, students will…
Experience God’s amazing love
Explore God’s mission for their lives
Encounter powerful water stories from the Bible
Discover ways to live out God's amazing love.
teaching (15 minute sessions)
recreation/science (15 minute sessions)
being a Site Leader
crafts (15 minute sessions)
first aid and quiet tent
Child Registration &
Volunteer Sign-Up Online:
or contact Britney Cole at 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 July:
July 10-15 - Mission Trip to Benton Harbor
July 24 - Beach/Putt Putt Golf 5:00-7:00 pm
July 31 - Activity to be announced
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.
Choirs for July - Recorder practice; July 6,13,20,27
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.
Cherry Pie Fest Public Sale Day - Saturday, July 23 is Cherry Pie Fest Public Sale Day. Come in and purchase one or more frozen, United Methodist Women-made, delicious cherry pies for you to bake then or later for your friends and family to enjoy.
Real to Reel - July 24 at 12:15 pm.
Community Table - August 2 at 4:30 to 6 pm. Our next time to serve the food for the Communi-ty Table at Community Church is from 4:30 to 6:00 pm on Tuesday, August 2. If you are interested in helping to 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.
Ludington UMC's 150th Birthday - Sunday August 7, 2016
Celebrating 150 years of Methodism in Ludington
One service @ 10:30 am
Special Music and
Games for Kids
There will also be displays to view. Bring a friend!
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, it will be mentioned here.