Happy Birthday United Methodist Women!

May 1, 2022

May Version of “The Beacon” is Now Available!

April 3, 2022

Pancake Breakfast Benefit for Ukraine – Sat April 9th 9:00-12:00

March 31, 2022

Holy Week Worship Schedule

March 31, 2022

Paper Pantry is now open on the 4th Tuesday of each month

March 23, 2022

UMCOR SUNDAY – UKRAINE: A Special Collection



A Special Collection

for Ukraine

You can help the church in Ukraine provide for neighbors.

UMCOR will provide assistance as possible to United Methodists in Ukraine

by responding to the needs of internally displaced persons through its

International Disaster Response and Recovery (IDR) fund.

Make check payable to: 

              Empire United Methodist Church

              Memo:  Advance #982450-Ukraine

December 5, 2021

December Newsletter is Available…

The December issue of our newsletter is HERE

To see our past newsletters, please see our newsletter library page HERE

December 5, 2021

December Missions Giving

December Missions Giving

Pastor’s Discretionary Fund

The discretionary fund is administered by the pastor of the church. The funds are used primarily for those in need within our general area, or for those associated with our church. Thank you for helping to make Christmas a little more joyful for local families in need.             

September 11, 2021

The Church Office is Now Open

The church office is now open

Church Office hours: Mon., Wed., & Thurs. 9am – 1pm

Administrative Assistant – Christine, Office #231-326-5510

Pastor – Rev. Melody Olin

Parsonage: 231-835-2614              Cell: 989-560-1667

Facebook.com/Empire United Methodist Church

Church Email: EmpireUMC@gmail.com

Pastor’s Email: melodyolin@yahoo.com

Website: empiremiumc.org

August 21, 2021

Pasties Time


There are still some delicious Pasties available for sale they are $5/each and would make a great & easy Sunday Dinner.


$5 each

CONTACT:  Jean Petersen for more info


December 24, 2020

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

Join Zoom Meeting

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. 


The EUMC Worship Team

View The Advent Guide HERE

August 1, 2019

The August Newsletter “The Beacon” is here


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


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”

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