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
Christmas Praise Concert 6:00 pm
Sunday, December 14
Children’s Christmas Program 10:00 am*
Wednesday, December 24
Children’s Worship Service 6:00 pm
Bell Choir with Candlelight 7:30 pm
Chancel Choir with Candlelight 11:00 pm
*There will be one worship service at 10:00 am on Dec 14
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
Weds. 7:04PM (will not be held on Nov. 26)
Sunday School Topic for Adults - The topic for Dec 22 is: Feeding People Who are Homeless. Yes, there will be an adult Sunday School class at 9:30 am tomorrow morning. The topic will be, “Feeding the Homeless”. Why not join a discussion of this issue?
Women’s 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 Jan - Jan 8,15,22,29 at 9:30 am
Grief Group for Dec- Dec 8 and 22 at 4-6 pm in library
Grief Group for Jan - Jan 5 and 19 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! Contact 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 Jan 8 at 12:00 pm
Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - Jan 3 at 3-8 pm.
United Methodist Women (UMW) general meeting - Nov 10 at 1:30 pm
United Methodist Women (UMW) Christmas Tea - Dec 13 at 1:30 pm
Naomi-Ruth Circle - Jan 21 at 1:30 in Fellowship Hall
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.
American Red Cross Blood Drive - Nov. 1 and 14 from 12 pm to 6 pm.
Blood Pressure Check - Dec 28 at 10:30-11:am
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 Dec
December 13 - Special Practice
10 am-12 pm
December 14 - Children arrive
9:00 am, Program at 10:00 am
December 21 - No Sunday School: Merry Christmas
December 28 - No Sunday School, Happy New Year!
Sunday School Events for Jan
January 4—9:30 am Sunday School
January 11—9:30 am Sunday School
January 18—9:30 am Sunday School
(Bowling Party at Country Lanes TBA)
January 25 - 9:30 am Sunday School
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.
Jr. & Sr. Youth meetings, each Sun. 5 PM
Legacy Events for Dec.
December 14 - Legacy 5-7 pm
December 21 - Legacy 5-7 pm
December 28 - No Legacy
Choirs for Jan - Jan 8,15,22,29- 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.
Salvation Army Bell Ringers Needed: It’s that time of year again! Sign up now for your opportunity to ring the bell for the Salvation Army. Again, our church is staffing the west door at Walmart for the holiday season. Slots are still available, so sign up now. For more information, please call the church office.
Christmas Praise Concert - Dec 6 at 6:30 pm.
Reel to Real - Jan 11 at 2:15 pm.
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.
Alternative Christmas gifts - These gifts will be sold in the narthex through December 21. Consider giving a card to a relative or friend, signifying that a gift was given in their name to benefit the Papillon Orphanage in rural Haiti. The orphanage is a project sup-ported by United Methodist Church of Ludington. A Haitian bracelet will be given with each purchase.
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!
Please call the Church office to see if any volunteer opportunities are available.
Church Office Closed:
Office will be closed on Nov 27 and 28 for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
Office will be closed on Dec 24, 25, 31 and Jan 1, 2915 for the holidays.