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, and Adult Education.

WORSHIP Sundays 10 am: begin with Facebook Live with Pastor Joy, click HERE; then go to the church’s YouTube channel where you can view current Sunday worship or past worship services.

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

Prayers of Comfort for:
* Lexa and John O'Brien following the death of Lexa's father,
  Forrest A. Swatman *

Prayers for Healing for:
* Yvonne Mongeau * Melissa Lerg * Elizabeth Hammer * 
* Vaughn Mills * Janet Martin-Conners * Lois Gibson * 
* Carolyn Martin and family * Sandy Schmunk *
* Dorothy Greer * Kelly Stoker *
 Prayers for Strength for:
* Vicki & Ray Wurster * Kerry Franks and family for Kerry's father, Ken *

Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:
* Reece W. Porath *

New church office hours starting August 3, Monday - Friday 8-2 pm. 

Announcement from Staff Parish Relations
Dear Chelsea First United Methodist Church Family,
On behalf of the Staff Parish Relations Committee, I am honored, excited,
and grateful to inform you that Susan Adam-Rita will be our new Director or Children’s Ministries.
Susan and her family (Pedro, Matheus, Felipe, Nicholas) have been an active part of the Chelsea First family since 2017. 
Susan brings an extraordinary combination of education, experience, creativity, and passion for working with children.
She holds a B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Education, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Education. In addition to teaching university courses, Susan has worked as a school psychologist and counselor. Susan is fluent in four languages. 
She and her husband, Pedro, are authors of numerous children’s books.
Susan will begin her new role on August third.  Please join me in welcoming and supporting Susan as she provides leadership for our Children’s Ministries.
Sincerely, John Seto, chairperson - Staff Parish Relations Committee

Worship and Conversation
Several opportunities for people to come together in groups of nine or fewer for a brief time of worship and conversation. We will use the “Order for Daily Praise and Prayer” from The United Methodist Book of Worship.

These gatherings will be held inside the church building. Participants will be required to wear masks (unless unable to do so for medical reasons) and must maintain a six-foot healthful distance from folks outside their “bubble.” We’ll give this a try for a few weeks and evaluate. Please check the Pathfinder later this week for opportunities to participate. Click HERE to sign up

Community News and Resources
“We have a new page on the church website, featuring community news and resources that have been shared in the Path Finder. You will find information for Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health, Heart Disease, Meals on Wheels for Seniors, Chelsea Area Equity Challenge, and more.”

“We encourage you to subscribe to MIConnect and MIFaith, a digital newsletters of The Michigan Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church, providing news and information about the work of the larger church around the state and the world.  Click HERE for MIConnect and MIFaith, and then scroll down to subscribe.
Church phone number and office hours
(734) 475-8119
Monday - Friday 8 - 2 pm
To subscribe to the Path Finder Click Here

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