What’s New?

Announcements of Community Events
Click the links below for more information on these community events.
Art Walk Barbeque in support of F.I.S.H., September 5, 5:00-7:30 p.m.
Night Labyrinth Walk at North Valley Friends Church, September 12, 7:00-10:00 p.m.
Mothers & Babies Class, September 4-November 20, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Call number on poster.

WEDNESDAY NIGHT CLUB is starting up again!
The first meeting is SEPTEMBER 17!
For Kindergarteners-High Schoolers, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Dinner/Games/Teachings/Crafts/Activities
For more information click here.

30 Jars of Peanut Butter Needed Per Week (Grocery Bags too)

Mabel Rush Elementary School starts the 2014/2015 school year on September 2nd and the Backpack Program will resume. The program needs contributions of 30 jars of peanut butter per week and plastic grocery bags. Please bring donations to the church.

New Choir Director Hired

Andrew Hancock is our new choir director.  Choir practice Started on August 27 and will take place weekly on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.  The choir will begin singing at the second service on September 7.  New choir members are always welcome, but all choir members do need to know how to read music.

Healing Oils of the Bible

Candy Giebenhain will be leading the first few weeks of the book study this fall, starting on September 9 & 10. Click here for further information.

GARDEN NEWS

For those new to our church, this is the season we all love. The garden is producing, and that produce is sold in the narthex before and after services. You decide how much you wish to give, and the money is given to FISH.
The leftover produce is also given to FISH. By the end of a good year, we have given well over $1000, and sometimes over $2000 to FISH to help feed hungry people, We also give well over a ton of food to FISH. Come, take, , donate money, eat well, and help others to eat well.

Laity Rountable topic: Congregations Caring for Creation

Our third Laity Roundtable will be held Sept. 20th from 11 –3 at Bay City UMC. Arlene Webb (see bio below) will present Congregations Caring for Creation. Our stewardship responsibilities go back to the book of Genesis. Come and learn how your beloved home church can have a positive impact on our amazing planet! Click here for more information.

27th Annual Transformations Prayer Retreat Dates: September 14-19, 2014 (Sunday – Friday)

The Transformations Prayer Retreat blends contemplation and community. Emphasis is on the communal sharing of the sacraments, along with ample time for the solitude of prayer, meditation, and reflection. Evening programs offer additional resources. Come apart to renew your spirit and re-center yourself through time in Christian community and intentional time with God.
Click here for further information.

UMC Market
Read about improvements made to the UMC Market website here.


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