Archive for the 'General' Category

Lay Leader Lines – March 2020

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Q: Is it true that we’re having two annual conferences this year? Why? A: We are not exactly having two annual conference this year. The 2020 Annual Conference will be held at the end of May in Acme. It is the regular Annual Conference, and will last four days as usual. However, Bishop Bard has […]

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A View from the Belfry

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Howdy from the belfry! Last month I commented on the work crew making all that noise in the oven room of the kitchen. This month, you’d never know it was the same place! The noise is gone, the floor and all the painting and hammering and sawing and remodeling are done, and it is beautiful! […]

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United Methodist Women March 2020

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

The next general meeting of the Manistique United Methodist Women is Tuesday, March 2, at 1 PM in Fellowship Hall of the church. In addition to the meeting agenda of reports and discussion of subjects concerning UMW/church business, there will be a devotional program and time for fellowship and refreshments. Meetings are open to all […]

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From the Pastor’s Desk March 2020

Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

In Philippians 2:3-4 we read the following: “Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.” This scripture provides encouragement to stay the course in our Christian walk. We are called to […]

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Mission Moment February 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

This 10 year old boy has just done something new and wonderful to him (see the joy and amazement on his face?!) He has just turned on the faucet in his grandmother’s house and marveled at the clean fresh water pouring out. Nothing like this has ever happened to him before. In the U.S. this […]

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A View from the Belfry February 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

                 (Yawn!) I mean, greetings! From the belfry, that is. (Yawn!) You know, I’ve heard that bats hibernate for winter, so this winter I thought I’d try it. After all, with all the snow we’re getting, I don’t anticipate that the mosquitoes will be out until about August, and since there isn’t much food around […]

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UMW February 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

The next general meeting of the Manistique United Methodist Women is Tuesday, February 4, at 1 PM in Fellowship Hall of the church. In addition to the meeting agenda of reports and discussion of subjects concerning UMW/church business, there will be a devotional program and time for fellowship and refreshments. Meetings are open to all […]

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Lay Leader Lines February 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Q: I know that we are raising money to replace our lift within the next few years, but after the kitchen remodeling is completed, do we have any other major projects in the works besides the lift? It seems as if we are always being asked for money for some expensive project or other. Will […]

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Goal Setting 2020

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

Goal Setting On Sunday, January 12, 2020, we held a brief meeting in the hospitality room and discussed some ideas for our future. The backdrop for the meeting was threefold: 1) what can we do better at what we currently do, 2) what can we do that we are not doing now that would potentially […]

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Letter from Polly

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020

To Our Church Family, As we spend the next five months with you, know that this is a bittersweet time for us, as we have grown in faith with you these past years and have truly realized what the words “church family” mean.  Our week in Florida gave us time to reflect on the past […]

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