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August 4, 2020

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

June 13, 2020

Details For the Drive In Open Air Service At Johnson Park

Don’t forget we will be holding Drive-in worship service at 10am starting tomorrow at Johnson Park.  We will not be live-streaming from the park at this time. I will continue to record the sermon on video at home to post on the church facebook page & website.

For those planning on attending at the park here are a few reminders for you….

You will be entering the park from the gravel street on the south end of the park and exiting onto Reynolds Rd. Signs will be posted and there will be a parking assistant to guide you on where to park your car.

Stay in your car or bring a lawn chair to sit in front of your car. 

Golf carts – stay in your cart for the service.

We are using a sound system (not FM transmitter) so you will need to have your car windows open to hear

Restrooms will not be available so please use your restroom at home before you come

We will continue social distancing at all times – 6 ft. apart

Bring a mask to wear when talking with each other (all the while practicing social distance) 

Do not lean on someone’s car window to talk with them – stand back from the car (social distancing)

Bulletins will not be handed out but you can print the one attached to bring with you if you wish.

No hugs. No handshakes. No physical contact with each other. Waiving works just fine.

We will not take up a collection, but we ask that you continue to mail in your offering or give on-line.

NOTE: We are currently looking for a portable keyboard for Gwen to use in the coming weeks. If you have one, or know of one we could borrow, please let me know.

April 29, 2020

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

April 5, 2020


April 5, 2020

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

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


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!

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