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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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July 1, 2019

The July Newsletter “The Beacon” is HERE

May 30, 2019

June Newsletter, “The Beacon” is now available!

March 12, 2019

Happy Birthday United Methodist Women!

Today, March 12th, we celebrate the 150th birthday of the United Methodist Women. Happy Birthday and thanks to these ladies for that they do for the church and the community!

March 4, 2019

LENT BEGINS – ASH WEDNESDAY MARCH 6 – 7:00 PM Worship Service

Imposition of Ashes

A PRAYER FOR LENT Father God, help us never forget that Jesus knew his time was coming. The rest of us pass blissfully through life knowing we will die “someday.” Jesus knew the time was near, yet he continued to show love and faith. He continually put himself on the line, when most of us would have run away in fear. God, during this time of Lent, give us just one small taste of what it must have been like for him. Help us appreciate the great love your Son had for us — a love that kept him living for others, even when he knew he was going to die. Amen

March 4, 2019

March Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

February 6, 2019

“Important Things”

What are most important things within your life?
In the Old Testament God rewarded Solomon because he asked for wisdom to rule the nation rather than money, a long life, or victory over his enemies. I always thought that to be an interesting story but as I consider life, I realize that there have been times when I have prayed for health, the finances to make ends meet or even more, and yes, in some shape or form victory over situations and even people who have opposed me.  

I do believe that God does answer prayer; although not always in the affirmative.  Sometimes we are better off without, or better off learning to deal with the conflicts within life.  Life is often a matter of not getting what we want or being where we want to be, and often it is in the more or less uncomfortable places that we find wisdom –perhaps that which we really needed but didn’t ask for. We discover that God is with us even if we are down and out and struggling to just get along through the day. 

What do you pray for? What about knowing Jesus better?  Perhaps in our Christian walk this is where God is striving to lead us anyway.   Jesus once said what does it profit a person to gain the whole world and yet loose his or her soul?  We can reverse the thought. What does it cost a person to loose the whole world and yet gain one’s soul?  God wants to give us that which is eternal and permanently ours –A life that will never be taken away.
Dear we pray  for a deeper faith?  At first we might consider this to be a dangerous prayer. What changes might it bring for you?  What blessing might it bring?
Pastor Russell

February 3, 2019

February Newsletter, “The Beacon” is now available …

Read this month’s newsletter by clicking “HERE”

December 31, 2018

January Issue of “The Beacon”

November 29, 2018

The December Newsletter is HERE

November 27, 2018

Three Quick Notes for Tuesday Nov 27th…

• Governance Board meeting tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at 5:00 PM – Potluck Dinner; year-end projects and planning; all are welcome to participate.

• Sign-up sheet on table (next to kitchen) for the Egeler Benefit Dinner on Fri., Dec. 7 – 5-7 PM. Need volunteers to help set up, serve and clean up. Your help would be appreciated.

• Now that most of the snowbirds have left for warmer climates, we need volunteers to USHER. Please let Pete know as soon as possible!

• The Giving Tree is up! Mittens requests are for: Walmart, Target and Meijer “gift cards,” and Meijer and EZ Mart “gas cards.” These will be distributed to local families. Your donations will be appreciated. Deadline for giving: Dec. 16

November 25, 2018

Advent Devotional before church

I invite you to join me at 9:30 for a 30 minute Advent Devotional before church.  I will be sharing with you from a video study “A Savior is Born” from Right Now Media during each Sunday morning of Advent in December.  If you have your free account you can download the study guide and view any of the videos that you might miss.  Since our time is limited we will not be using all the material and so you might also continue with the study on your own afterwards.  If you need a free account to RightNow Media let me know.  The church pays one price so that the benefit is free for all those associated with our church.  I hope to see you there.

The workbook is also available below.

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November 8, 2018

Nowember Newsletter “The Beacon” is Here!

October 25, 2018

Fall Festival – Swiss Steak Dinner, Friday Oct 26th

Hosted by our church, please join us for our annual fall festival swiss steak dinner!  5:00 – 7:00 PM Friday Oct 26th in the Church Fellowship Hall.

October 4, 2018

The October version of “The Beacon” is here!

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