Church Headlines

          Updated October 22, 2016  

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. 7:03 PM.

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  

The Fellowship  Hall  Adult  Sunday  School  Class - Meets in Fellowship Hall. This class will meet again beginning Sunday, October  23. Each Sunday through November 20 we will watch part of the film “Risen” and discuss it. The class meets between the first and second services. Class leaders are Dan Sleeman, Kirk Myers and Wayne Disegna.    

Women’s Fall Bible Study - Thiswill begin Thursday, September 8 at 10:00 am. We will continue to meet in Fellowship Hall. Our 

study for the fall is The Twelve Disciples, a 10 week Life Guide Study, by Douglas Connelly. The goal of this study is to focus 

on each man and how each one was changed because of his association with Jesus. When Jesus sent these men into the world 

with the good news of God’s grace and forgiveness, they spoke with the authority of Jesus himself. It was the writings of the 

apostles and their close associates that laid the foundation of the church. We can expect to grow as disciples as we study how Jesus made disciples, and we can expect to hear a new call in our lives to follow Christ with a whole heart. Books will be available at our first meeting. For more information, you may call Lynne Gohn at 843-4746. Sign up in the church office. 

Women's Bible Study - Oct 27 at 10 am

Grief Group - Beginning in May 2016, Grief  Group  will meet on the second Monday of each month. Will meet from 4 to 6 pm. Next Grief Group date: Oct 10 from 4 to 6 pm.

Traumatic Loss Group - Will meet the third Monday each month, from 4 to 6 pm. Next Traumatic Loss Group date: Oct 17 at 4 pm.

 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 Oct.  - Oct 26 at 9 AM  

Flower Ministry - Oct 24 at 10 am

Choirs for Oct - Oct 27 Chancel Choir Rehearsal 7 PM and Praise Choir Rehearsal 8 PM

In Fellowship

Wed Night Meal - Every Wednesday at 6 pm. Cost is $7 per person, followed by Bible Study at 7:03 pm.

The Lunch Bunch (formerly known as XYZ) meeting - Oct. 6 at 12 pm.

Emmaus Gathering and Potluck - October 1 at 3:00-9:30 pm.

United Methodist Women Meeting/Lunch - TBA

United Methodist Women's General Meeting - 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 - Nov. 18 at 12 to 6 pm.

Sign  up online  to  donate  blood  at (sponsor  code:  UMCL)  or  call  1-800-RED-CROSS 


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

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

Sunday School for Sept 18 for grades k-5 is at 10 am (k-5 worship in the woods)

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   

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 Oct:  

Legacy Community Service - Oct 23 from 4 to 6 pm

Legacy Halloween Party - Oct 30 from 4 to 6 pm

C.E. Wishlist - Items that would greatly enhance our Christian Education Director’s ability to accomplish her  responsibilities) 


 Printer, Paper, Ink 

 File Folders (hanging) 

 3-Ring Binders 



 Desktop Organizer 

Britney’s Office is located in the pre-school classroom    



***Hospitality,  INC  Season  Eight  will  offer shelter for  homeless adults  from  October 30  to  April 30. Bethany Lutheran 

Church at 1101 South Madison once again has opened up their facility for those months.  Our church has signed up for two 

nights a month: the third Tuesday and the third Wednesday.  A signup sheet will be in the narthex beginning October 16 for 

volunteers to bring a gallon of 2% milk, a side dish, or a dessert.  All food must be prepared at home because Bethany does 

not have a licensed kitchen.  Janice Wolff and Laura Garcia will again coordinate the dinners.  Laura has graciously offered to 

bring the entree for all 12 dinners.  Also needed are volunteers to make a breakfast dish at home and bring it to Bethany 

Church between 6:30 and 6:40 a.m. and then help serve the guests. Thank you so much for your consideration.

***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:  

***If you or a family member are in the hospital, please let the church office know (843-8340), or call Pastor Dennis if it’s an emergency after hours (425-4386). The hospital does not call to tell us. 

***In case of emergency where a pastor is needed, please 

call the church office at 843-8340 if it’s between 9 am and 4 

pm  weekdays.  If  it’s  after  hours  or  on  the  weekend,  call Rev. Jack Conklin of Scottville UMC (231-920-2908).

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.    

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.   

New Baby Items Needed - Church Women United (CWU) are collecting newborn baby items for the West Shore Pregnancy Center.  Items needed are small size disposable diapers, sleepers and receiving blankets, onesies, washcloths, baby towels, and tiny sweaters to name a few. A bin will be in the church entryway for these items.

Reel to Real - Oct 15 at 12:15

Annual Church Conference - Saturday, October 22 at 11:00 am is our annual Church Conference. It will be held at Ludington St. Paul United Methodist 

Church. A change this year is the addition of an optional afternoon local mission project! At Church Conference, members 

elect next year’s church leaders, hear various reports, and celebrate the year’s ministry. All who attend our church have voice 

in church conference, but only members may vote. This event will be featuring 11:00 am Church Conference, noon lunch, and afternoon mission projects.

UMW Bazaar Setup - Oct 28 all day

UMW Bazaar - Oct 29. 

All Saints Day - November  6  is  All  Saints  Sunday.  At the 11:00 service that day we will remember those members and friends of our 

church who have died since All Saints Sunday 2015. As Pastor Dennis reads each person’s name, a chime will ring, the 

person’s photo will  be  displayed  on  the  screen  or  wall, and  family  members or friends  will  come to  the front  of  the church and light a candle in the person’s memory. 

Grand Traverse District Conference - Saturday, November 12 is our annual Grand  Traverse  District  Conference, to be held this year at Traverse City Central UMC. More information on this will follow in the October and November issues of Footprints and in upcoming bulletins.  

Community Thanksgiving Day Dinner - Nov 24.  Emanuel Lutheran Church, 501 E. Danaher in Ludington, will again host the annual Community Thanksgiving day Dinner. 

Seatings will be at noon and 1:00 pm. For those who are homebound, meals can be delivered by calling the church (843-3686) by 4:00 pm Wednesday, November 23. Dinners are provided free of charge. 

To volunteer, call Emanuel Lutheran Church at the above phone number. Financial contributions are gratefully 

accepted. To donate cans of pie fillings (for the 65+ pies used at the dinner), drop them off at Emanuel’s office by Sunday, October 30.


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, 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, dates will be listed here.

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