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Welcome to the weekly digital newsletter. Deadline for articles is Wednesday 12 pm, click HERE to submit your article.  "Questions about newsletter items? Please call the church office, 734-475-8119." For more information click on Youth Newsletter, Children's Newsletter.

Sunday Morning "Live" on Zoom
Join us on Zoom at 10 am. Please use the link below to sign up, you must be signed up by Sunday 8 am, https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20F094BA8A87-live

Children's Sunday Morning BLAST Adventure - Click HERE 

Sunday Pre Recorded Worship on YouTube - available after 6 am on Sunday: click HERE Worship theme for April is: “Dare to Dance Again”. This theme will help us to proclaim the good news even in the midst of anxiety and long-suffering hardship.  

PRAYERS - If you have prayer concerns to share, please call the church office or click HERE to submit.   

Prayers for Healing for:
* Yvonne Mongeau * Elizabeth Hammer * Vaughn Mills * 
* Muriel Boyd * Sandy Schmunk * Jane Johnston * Leslie Lewis *
* Doug Detterman * Edie Myers * Joanne Weber * Ruth Ammon's uncle, Ralph *

Prayers for Strength for:
* John and Carla Elliot * Detterman family * 
* Family of Samuel Alguire following his passing *
* Family of Jim Tapley following his passing *
* Sue Craig, family and friends following the death of Rod Craig *

Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:
* Clinton Olberg * 


Blessings of the Bikes
Saturday, April 24 at Chelsea First in the parking lot at 11:30 am. This is a perfect opportunity to take a ride to historic Chelsea, have your bike blessed, and then grab a bite to eat at one of the many local restaurants and bars. Restaurants and shops in Chelsea offer discounts and specials every Sweet $aver Saturday!

Blessings of the Animals
Sunday, May 2 from 12 - 1 pm at Chelsea First on the east lawn. All are welcome, invite your family and friends. Mask must be worn and proper social distancing is required. All animals must be on a leash and properly secured. The event is weather permitting.

Church Camping Trip

It is time to register!  We have reserved 10 connected sites at Greenwood Acres Family Campground in Jackson, Michigan from July 16-18. This camp is located on 300 acres in a wooded setting featuring a mile of frontage on Goose Lake, a sandy beach to relax on, and plenty of fishing. There is an Olympic size swimming pool, free 9-hole golf course, mini-golf, playgrounds, jumping pillow, shuffleboard, tennis, basketball courts, children's arts and craft classes, children and youth coordinated athletics, horseshoes; and an old retired military tank to explore! Also, every Saturday evening there is a live band that performs. The sites all have water and electric hookups with modern bathrooms onsite. Your RV, trailer, and tents are welcome and are allowed an additional tent per site if pre-registered. Space is limited so it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The cost is approximately $75 per family. We will provide hot dogs and smores on Friday, July 16, then after that, all families are responsible for their own meals. Rev. Gasaway will be offering a short worship experience on Sunday morning and if you wish to extend your trip, then you will need to schedule those dates separately with Greenwood Acres. They are located at 2401 Hilton Rd, Jackson, MI seven miles east of Jackson. When on I-94 westbound, take exit 147, or if eastbound, take exit 145. Please click HERE to contact Rev. Gasaway or contact the church office if you wish to camp, To reserve and pay for your sight please contact Greenwood Acres directly at (517) 522-8600 and pick from a site already registered under Chelsea UMC. Let’s come together in fellowship and have some fun!

Summer Concert Series 2021! 
Come join us for some great concerts featuring local talent and a wide variety of music on the east lawn at Chelsea First. Concerts are free and all are welcome! Invite your family and friends. Please bring a chair or blanket to sit on. Masks and Social Distancing required. Weather Permitting.
Tuesday, June 15 - 7 pm 
Thunderwüde is a 3-piece acoustic bluegrass/folk band from Chelsea, MI composed of Jason Dennie, Wesley Fritzemeier, and Tommy Reifel. 

Friday, July 2 - 7 pm In the Mood 1940” Big Band Music Celebration         

Tuesday, August 3 - 7 pm Mark Stone Collective
Stone Sound Collective is a very diverse group as it draws from traditional African, classical Indian, American jazz, and European chamber music traditions and includes artists strongly grounded in each of these traditions.

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