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Jim Sorbie
August 2, 2018

August Version of “The Beacon” is here!

June 6, 2018

Join Us For Community Vacation Bible School at EMPIRE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH June 25-29

Get ready for an action-packed 5-day super hero training camp where kids discover their strength in God! Hero Central VBS prepares kids to Do good! Seek peace and go after it! Ps. 31:14B (CEB). Kids at VBS Hero Central learn that God’s heroes have:

Grab your cape and get ready to fly with epic music, spectacular science, crafty crafts, heroic recreation, and fantastic Bible stories!

VBS will be open at Empire United Methodist Church, 10500 Michigan St, Empire at 9:00 AM to Noon every day, June 25 – 29.

Empire United Methodist Church, St. Philip Neri Catholic Church and Glen Lake Community Reformed Church are sponsoring this community VBS event.

Contact Laurie Taghon at pnltaghon@hotmail.com – Empire United Methodist Church; or call Tina Dunphey – St. Philip Neri at 835-0518; Gretchen Schwaiger – Glen Lake Community Reform Church at 334-4537 to register your child.

 

May 2, 2018

Mini-Retreat scheduled for May 8

Mini-Retreat scheduled for May 8

Everyone is cordially invited to attend a mini-retreat day on Tuesday, May 8 at 11:00 AM, for a time of prayer, a program, a craft and fellowship. Darlene Logston Bonner will present a program on the US2 Missionary work she has done. She also has become active as an Origami Owl jewelry designer and will offer a “jewelry bar,” splitting the profits to raise funds for the UMW.
After Darlene’s presentation, Kay Coombs will lead a craft project – painting pine cones for table decorations.

Please bring prepped pine cones to the meeting.

To prepare pine cones:

• Fill a 5-gallon bucket 1/2 full of water, add 1 cup vinegar for each gallon of water (kills bugs, etc.)

• Soak pine cones 30 to 45 min. stirring every 5 to 10 minutes.

• Remove pine cones, place on towel to dry for 2-3 days or dry in a 200 Degree oven for 30 minutes.

• Spray with acrylic Mod Podge, keeps pine cones from becoming brittle. • Bring paint brush and pine cones to meeting. Kay Coombs will provide paint

May 2, 2018

May 2018 Version of “The Beacon” is available now available.

April 6, 2018

April 2018 “Beacon”, our monthly Newsletter is now available!

March 3, 2018

March 2018 “beacon”, Our Monthly newsletter is now available!

February 5, 2018

Sunday – February 11 – after worship – PASTA POTLUCK – Come, join the fun and fellowship – Bring favorite pasta dish or tossed salad w/dressing or dessert or rolls/bread.

February 5, 2018

February “Beacon” (our monthly nwesletter) is now available!

December 7, 2017

Your December Newsletter is now available!

November 9, 2017

Operation Christmas Child

On Sunday November 19th, after church in the Fellowship Hall, we will be packing our shoebox gifts for Operation Christmas Child (click here for complete info). What to bring you say? Well start here:

What Goes in My Shoebox?

Start with a quality “wow” item such as a stuffed animal, soccer ball with pump, or clothing outfit that will capture the child’s attention the instant he or she opens the box. See our gift suggestions according to age and gender listed below for other fun toys, hygiene items, and school supplies to fill the shoebox.

Plans on joining us! (Sunday November 19th after church!)

October 30, 2017

Grand Traverse District Conference Saturday, November 11 Traverse Bay UMC 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Saturday, November 11 Traverse Bay UMC 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM $10 per person (includes lunch)

“Storytelling – Make Plain the Vision” Keynote Speaker: Ray Buckley, author The Main Event features author Ray Buckley. Ray is joining us from Alaska to talk about “Storytelling – Make Plain the Vision.”

Included in the morning program will be mission grant highlights and business of the district. After lunch, five exciting workshop opportunities will be presented: Ray Buckley, Native Storyteller & Author  Ray Buckley – storytelling for pastors and worship leaders. He will help us tell our stories in regard to sharing the Vision or the Passion that we feel for our churches and for Jesus Christ. What are our core values and aspirational values – and how do we shorten the gap between who we are and who we believe God is calling us to be? 

Charles Boayue – The Bible: The Story of Call This workshop will present a unique way to understanding Holy Spirit as God’s Call on us. The presenter will share his call story and examine how the Holy Bible is God’s call on us through story-telling. Come, relax, and see how God invites us to enter the story before it is over. 

Jan Huffman – Intergenerational Story Telling Stories shape our identity and help us connect across the generations. Stories also nurture faith. They bless and strengthen the Body of Christ. We will, together, start with our stories and continue finding more opportunities and resources for next steps. 

Frankfort UMC – The Art of Listening “Know this, my dear brothers and sisters; everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak.” James 1:19a. This workshop will offer practical ways to improve your listening skills as well as stressing the importance of being a good listener. Learn how to effectively use listening skills to help explore content, feelings, and spiritual concerns. 

Melanie Young – Archiving Church Stories – What Do We Keep? Pastor Melanie is the chairperson of the Conference Commission on Archives and History. Does your church struggle with what to do with those files that keep piling up? Are you running out of space? Do you know what to do with old pictures or newsletters? Come and get your questions answered. 2:30 PM – Closing Worship with Holy Communion served If you plan to attend, please contact Pastor Russell.

October 30, 2017

It’s Shoebox Time again (Nov 19) … Please start collecting items!

START COLLECTING ITEMS NOW!

Buy items from list (on Fellowship Hall table) Bring them to church. Donate toward shipping costs $9/box suggested)
SHOEBOX PACKING SUNDAY, NOV. 19 after worship

October 30, 2017

Your November newsletter is now available!

October 4, 2017

October’s Newsletter “The Beacon” is now up and available!

August 10, 2017

Mmmm, Mmmmm Good – Come to our Steak Fry Sunday Aug 20th, 1-4 PM

Help support our community ministry and missions while enjoying a (locally sourced!) Grilled Steak, Red Skin Potatoes, Sweet Corn Dessert & Beverage. Bring your friends and enjoy a great community event! The hours are from 1:00 to 4:00PM.

Freewill Offering Proceeds to support Church Ministries

Empire United Methodist Church 10050 Michigan St.

July 13, 2017

Quilt Show at the the church this Saturday (July 15), stop in while you’re enjoying Anchor Day in Empire and view the work of local artisans!

May 3, 2017

Empire United Methodist Church, at 10050 Michigan Street, is planning an Arts & Crafts Fair on Saturday, May 20. Many artisans from the Empire area will be presenting their wares for sale, 10 AM to 4 PM, in Fellowship Hall and outside on the church grounds. Arts and crafts of all types, including jewelry, rock art, paintings, scented candles, and woodworking to name a few, will be displayed! The United Methodist Women will serve a light lunch menu and a silent auction will be held. Proceeds will go to support church ministries. Visit us early and then check out the Asparagus Festival, Saturday, May 20, in Empire.

March 29, 2017

March Newsletter is now available on the Newsletter page!

Hi All, here’s the March 2017 edition of “The Beacon” for reading pleasure! (Click on “The Beacon” to go to the newsletter page!

March 15, 2017

St. Patty’s Day Soup Supper to Benefit Rev. Jane Logston

Please join us for a variety of delicious home cooked soups, breads, and desserts, made by the ladies of the Arcadia & Bear Lake UMC.

This event will be on FRIDAY March 17, 5:00-7:00 PM

Pleasant Valley Community Center

3586 Glovers lake Rd, Arcadia

A free will offering  with proceeds to benefit Rev. Jane Logston and help with expenses incurred by her recent cancer surgery and hospitalization.

November 10, 2016

Benefit Dinner For Koren Egeler – Fri Nov 18th 6:00PM

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