Church Headlines

          Updated July 13, 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.

***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.

  

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

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.

 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 July - 6,13,20,27  

Flower Ministry - July 11,18,25

  

In Fellowship

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 

  

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)  

  Story  

  Games

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 

  Snack 

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.

VBS Opportunities:  

Christian  Education  

During VBS: 

 teaching (15 minute sessions) 

 assisting teachers  

 recreation/science (15 minute sessions) 

 music  

 assembly 

 being a Site Leader 

 refreshments 

 crafts (15 minute sessions) 

 cleanup 

 registration 

first aid and quiet tent

Child Registration &  

Volunteer Sign-Up Online: 

http://2016.cokesburyvbs.com/umcludington

or contact Britney Cole at 231-425-6467

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 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) 

 Computer 

 Printer, Paper, Ink 

 File Folders (hanging) 

 3-Ring Binders 

 Stamps 

 Projector 

 Desktop Organizer 

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

  

Other     

***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: pastord@ludingtonumc.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  

Guest Speakers 

Following Service: 

Picnic Meal 

Music 

Games for Kids 

Displays 

Conversations! 

There will also be displays to view. Bring a friend!

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, it will be mentioned here.

Welcome to the UMC of Ludington, MI

Believers seeking and sharing the character of Christ. 
5810 Bryant Road, Ludington Michigan 49431 

 231-843-8340

  

  

Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors

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If anyone is interested in reading the March 2016 issue of the MIConnect Digest (Michigan Area of the United Methodist Church News and Information), please see the link to the issue: http://news.michiganumc.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2016/03/MIC-Digest-March-2016.pdf

  

Here is the link to the Michigan UMC's website: http://michiganumc.org/

  

If anyone is interested in learning more about the history of the Ludington UMC church, please take a look at this link, created by one of our church members: http://www.clark4626.org/01_Church/History/History.htm

If you have any suggestions or corrections for this web site, please contact Rev. Ron Iris at LudRoniris@aol.com  - or Andrew Brown at awbrown80@yahoo.com.

Thank you for your interest.

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