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          Updated Feb.10, 2016

Update- Feb.10-- No Wed. night meal tonight due to church being closed today because of weather, but there Will Be Ash Wed. service tonight at 7:00 pm.

  

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.

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; Family meal at 6 pm. and this will take place before Bible Study. (No Bible Study on Feb 10)

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)

FaithLinkers ---

 Sunday Morning attendance in our sharing has dwindled down to a precious few.  That being the case, we have joined the group studying world religions in Fellowship Hall.

 The attached publication from Christianity Today offers another view into how to understand what Islam teaches.  This publication is not likely to be discussed on Sunday as we are guests in their class.

Jim

  

See the article at this url.

http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2016/january-web-only/two-ways-christians-distort-islam-muslims-distort-christian.html

  

  

  

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 Winter Bible Study (starts Jan. 14) - The Women's Winter Bible Study will begin Thursday, Jan-uary 14  at  10:00 am  in  Fellowship Hall. It  will be  an  8-week  Life  Guide  study,  Jesus’ Final Week.  All  women  of the church are welcome and invited to attend. For more information, please call the church office.  

Women's Bible Study for Feb. - Feb. 4,11,18,25 at 10:00 am.    

Grief Group of Feb - Feb 1,15, and 29 at 4-6 pm in library

 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 Feb - Feb 3,10,17,24 at 9 am

  

In Fellowship

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 March 24).

The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - Feb. 4 at 12 pm.

Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - Feb. 6 at 4:30-9:30 pm.

United Methodist Women meeting/lunch - Feb 13 at 1 pm. This lunch will include soup, bread and salads.   

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 - Jan. 8 from 12 to 6 pm. For more information, please call the church office.  

 

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

Sunday School Events for Jan:

TBA

Legacy

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 Feb:

Legacy Superbowl Party - Feb. 7 at 6 to 9 pm. For location and directions to the party, please call the church office for more information.

Other   

Say goodby to Jennifer and Todd and their family at a reception Sunday, February 28 after the second service. Join them in Fellowship Hall for cake and coffee. This is your opportunity to thank them for all they have done for our church during their time here, and to wish them well as they begin a new phase of their lives. We will miss them! 

Choirs for Feb. - Feb. 4,11,18,25 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 - Feb. 14 at 12:15 pm      

"Made to Crave" - Feb 1 and 8 at 6:15 pm to 8 pm. Made to Crave is a small group to be offered Mondays from 6:15 to 8:00 pm January 11 through February 8. It is about a journey to healthy living. For more information, please call the church office.

The Best Yes Class - Jan. 3 and runs for six weeks during Sunday School Time. The Best Yes by Lysa Terkeurst, starting January 3 and running for six  sessions  during  the  Sunday  School  time,  deals  with stress reduction and time management. For more  information, please call the church office.You can sign up  for  the  classes  in  the  church  office,   where  you  will find brief class descriptions.

Ash Wednesday Church Service - Feb. 10 at 7 pm.

Ice Skating Party at West Shore - Feb. 21 at 1:45 to 4 pm. Cost is $4 and snacks will be provided by the church. For more information, please call the church office.

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, 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:   

When the church office will be closed, it will be noted here.

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