Our Vision: Ordinary people learning to love like Jesus
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.
This Sunday at 10 am we will celebrate with Rev. Rodney and Janice. You are invited to participate in “live on the lawn” worship (please bring your lawn chair or something to sit on and your face mask). Rodney will be the preacher that day and a gift will be presented to him which represents the office and work of an ordained Deacon. It is a time of great rejoicing! Remember to watch the Service of Recognition, Commissioning, Ordination, and Recognition, Sunday, June 13, 1:00 PM on Facebook or 2021.michiganumc.org.
Pre Recorded Worship on YouTube - available after 6 am on Sunday: click HERE
Children's Sunday Morning BLAST Adventure - Click HERE
PRAYERS - If you have prayer concerns to share, please call the church office or click HERE to submit.
Prayers for Healing for:
* Elizabeth Hammer * Jane Johnston * Leslie Lewis *
* Edie Myers * George Kattula * Ruth Ammon's uncle, Ralph *
* Tammy Nolan * Becky Aten's husband, Ross *
* Eunice Peters * Dorothy Greer * Denise Schwartz *
Prayers for Strength for:
* John and Carla Elliot *
* Sue Craig, family and friends following the death of Rod Craig *
* Jane Dulworth and family following the death of her husband, Cecil *
* Brenda Beck and family following the death of her aunt, Shirley Schmidt *
* Carol Mills and family following the death of her daughter, Ann *
* Sandy Schmunk and family *
Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:
* Clinton Olberg * John Robbins * Brandon French *
There will be no meeting of the Administrative Council in June. The July meeting will be on Thursday, 7/15,
from 7:30-9 pm. Note this is a deviation from the normal practice of having meetings on the second Thursday of the month. A decision on whether the meeting will be held in person or via zoom has not yet been made; all are welcome. Please click HERE to contact Chair Edie Wiarda if you would like to attend. Items we are working on include an update to the Safe Sanctuaries policy (protection protocols for children, youth, and vulnerable adults), and a roll-out of a Strategic Objectives presentation to church committees.
Opportunity to hear from Helen Roberts-Evans, Liberia Global Missionary!
Many of you will remember visits to our church by Helen Roberts-Evans, missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries. Helen has significant responsibilities for the network of United Methodist schools in Liberia. She typically travels to Michigan every few years in order to itinerate and update her Michigan partners.
Due to travel restrictions, she is offering presentations with Q&A via zoom. You can hear her speak on the theme “Voices Speak Out: Stories of God’s Work Through Access to Education” on Thursday, June 17, at 1 pm EDT. On Thursday, June 24, also at 1 pm, her theme will be, “Personal Spiritual Growth: My Testimony of New Relationship with God.” The zoom link for both is https://gbgm.zoom.us/j/92214500050#success. Helen is a magnificent communicator and a warm and committed soul; you will enjoy this encounter!
Sanctuary Debt Campaign
By God’s grace, we have had a very strong response to the Sanctuary Debt Campaign. If you are considering a pledge, please complete your pledge card or the online pledge here by June 30. Please click HERE to contact Bill Ruddock if you have any questions.
Summer Concert Series 2021!
Come join us for an evening with Thunderwüde on the east lawn at Chelsea First. The concert is free and all are welcome! Invite your family and friends.
MIConnect and MIFaith
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