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February 4, 2021

Mission giving for February

A way for you to help others – Our Mission of the Month for February is. . .

BENZIE CENTRAL SCHOOL DISTRICT: Unpaid Lunch Debt Program 

Your donation helps to pay off student school lunch debt in Benzie County. The fund affects about 1,000 kids who attend Benzie Central High School, Middle School, and Lake Ann Elementary. 

Make your donation by check payable to

Empire United Methodist Church [PO Box 261, Empire 49630] 

with note: Benzie Central School District Unpaid Lunch Debt Program. 

Thank you for your consideration.

– Pastor Melody 

February 2, 2021

The February 2021 Newsletter is Here!

Click HERE to view this month’s issue of “The Beacon”

January 29, 2021

Monday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30 PM for an Administrative Board meeting

Save the Date!

Monday, Feb. 15 @ 6:30 PM for an Administrative Board meeting – 

     Fellowship Hall  (with masks, social distancing)

On the Agenda:

  1. Recommendation to Board:  purchase of Laptop for office administrator
  2. MI Conference Grant – apply for ministry funds, volunteer to write grant
  3. Preparing congregation for General Conference outcome – decisions to make
  4. Preparing for in-person worship soon (maybe Feb) with masks, social distancing.
  5. OTHER BUSINESS

Thanks for your support

Sandy Mallory, chair

December 24, 2020

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Empire UMC is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Join Zoom Meeting
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Meeting ID: 881 4471 9847
Passcode: 780069
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,88144719847#,,,,*780069# US (New York)

OR View our Christmas Eve Service on our webpage at:

Christmas Eve Service & Sermon – Empire United Methodist ChurchEmpire United Methodist Church (empiremiumc.org)

November 19, 2020

Advent/Christmas Devotions

Advent/Christmas Devotions for the Church Family

Attached is an Advent devotional that EUMC members created in 2005 and we’d like to share part of it again for this Christmas season.  We re-printed the liturgy and prayers for each Sunday of Advent beginning Nov. 29, through Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  We hope you find it inspirational.

The Tradition:  Advent wreaths are circular, representing God’s infinite love, and are usually made of evergreen branches, which “represent the hope of eternal life brought by Jesus Christ”.  The candles on the Advent wreath symbolize hope, love, joy, and peace. … [Hope, Love and Peace are purple or royal blue, joy is pink; the Christ Candle in the center of the wreath is white].  Some traditions use a rose-colored candle on the Third Sunday of Advent to represent Mary’s Prayer (Luke 1:46b-55) and joy. 

Enjoy!

The EUMC Worship Team

View The Advent Guide HERE

August 4, 2020

The August issue of our Newsletter “The Beacon” is here

April 29, 2020

The May issue of our Newsletter “The Beacon” is here

April 5, 2020

SCRIPTURE READINGS FOR HOLY WEEK

March 22, 2020

See Pastor Melody’s Sermon Online … Join our virtual service

We’re pleased to present pastor melody’s sermon for this week on our “Sermon” page (under the “Worship” tab).

Click HERE to view This Weeks’ sermon

March 14, 2020

Due to public health concerns, Empire UMC is cancelling all March worship services

It is with a heavy heart that the Empire UMC is cancelling Sunday Worship, Bible Study, Choir practice, the Coffee Connection, and all other events for the rest of the month of March as Bishop Bard has requested that no Michigan United Methodist Churches meet in person for worship, events, small groups, or otherwise, through the month of March. We all can still be the church together by keeping in touch by phone, emails, facebook etc.

As it stands right now, we are planning to resume worship services and activities April 5th. (we will keep you updated) We encourage you in supporting the church by continuing your tithing by mailing it to the church or contacting Roy Pentilla for on-line giving.

Our church office will continue to be open Mon., Wed., and Thurs. from 9am to 1pm. Please call us with questions. We care about you and we want to know how you are doing and we want to know if you may need any help during this time. Also please let us know if you hear of someone else who may need assistance (grocery shopping, meals, Dr appts. etc.).

Remember to wash your hands frequently (for 20 seconds), refrain from touching your face, stay away from crowds, see your doctor if you feel feverish, and no handshakes – a nod and a smile goes a long way!
Stay safe and well. I will be praying for all of you.
Pastor Melody

March 14, 2020

The March newsletter “The beacon is HERE!

March 14, 2020

The February newsletter “The Beacon” is here!

January 2, 2020

The January Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

Click HERE to view this month’s edition of “The Beacon”

December 27, 2019

The December Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

November 19, 2019

News For the week of Nov 18 …

November 10, 2019

Need a Pick Me Up and The Morning News? Stop in for a coffee!

October 31, 2019

The November Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

October 3, 2019

The October Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

August 11, 2019

The Knowledge You Need to Win With Money … Learn at Empire UMC

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University (FPU)! This nine-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help you tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! FPU includes your member workbook and a year of free online resources through Financial Peace Membership. Join an FPU group today!

Starts Sep 5 and meets on Thursdays @ 6:00PM

Contact Tom Petersen at 231-334-4091 for more info.

August 1, 2019

The August Newsletter “The Beacon” is here

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