Church Headlines

          Updated June 23, 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.   

***On Sunday, June 26, we will honor our graduates at the 9:00 service, and there will be a reception for them (with cake!) after that service. Then we will have an Ordination Celebration  for  Pastor  Dennis  immediately  after  the  second  ser-vice! Stay to congratulate Pastor Dennis and enjoy a light lunch and more cake!   


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. June Grief Group date: June 13 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: June 20 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 June - June 1,8,15,22,29

Flower Ministry - June 6,13,20,27 at 10:00 am

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 - TBA

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

     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.


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 June: 

Legacy Fishing at Victory Park - June 12 at 4 to 7 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    



***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:  

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 June - June 2,9,16,21,23 Patriotic Concert Rehearsal 

Patriotic Concert Rehearsal - June 25 at 10 am to 12 pm (2 hours)  

Campbell Labels for Education - Please round up all of your Campbell  Labels  for  Education  and bring them to church by Sunday, June 26. Campbell is 

discontinuing this program and we have to get them to Henderson Settlement by June 30 so they can get them turned in by 

the final July 31 acceptance date.  Thank you so much!  

(Note: The Boxtops for Education program will continue, so keep collecting and turning those in for Henderson and local elementary schools).  

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.

Patriotic Concert - June 26 at 5 pm and 7 pm.   

Paint  Your  World  Purple -  We’re  back...asking  support for the 2016  American  Cancer  Society’s Relay  for  Life  event. Once again we have an op-portunity  to  raise  badly  needed  money  that  goes toward research and support for those fighting can-cer. Your participation is a strong statement that we stand united in our fight against the monster we call 


Dates ~ June 25-26, 2016 

Opening ceremony ~ 10:00 am June 25 

Closing ceremony ~ 9:30 am  June 26 

Place  ~  Oriole  Field,  Ludington  (corner  of Tinkham and Gaylord Avenues) 

Twenty-four one-hour slots  for walking  are availa-ble  for  June  25-26. We  will  have a  signup  table  in the narthex on June 5, June 12 and June 19 (before, 

during  and  after  services)  where  you  may  sign  up for a time slot, make a donation, or purchase lumi-naria. It is not necessary to collect money in order to  walk,  although  team  members  who  do  collect 

$100 and are registered as a participant will receive a t-shirt. You can purchase luminaria for $10.00 to honor a cancer survivor or to honor the memory of a loved one. These will be placed around the Oriole Field track during the event. It is always a particu-larly moving part of the Relay. 

See you there! 

  Cris Wegener  231-845-0781          

  Mary Bullock  231-843-2758          

Vi DeMeester 231-757-3920 

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 


Games for Kids 



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:

Office will be closed on July 4, 2016

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