We worship and serve God through mission and nurture.
Bible Study Autumn 2020
We will have a regular bible study on Monday evenings at 7:00pm EST, by ZOOM invitation. We study the lectionary scripture.
Our book conversation for the fall, is: UNAFRAID, by Adam Hamilton.
Tuesdays at 2:00 with our sister church, Ionia UMC.
If you would like to join (and we hope you will), please send an email to Pastor (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wednesday morning, we will gather for prayer, 10:00, via ZOOM. Invitations will go out via congregational email. We can all be here, in prayer, for about 30 minutes or as long as it takes. Praise be to God.
Saturday morning in Fellowship hall (with masks on and physical distancing), bible study with folks who want to explore scripture with art, called Bible Journaling. We use art to decorate bible pages as the spirit calls. Contact Suzie Jewell, for more information.
Some of you have been gathering in homes for bible study, we praise God for this! Thanks to Diana Jenkins for hosting just such a bible study!
We are grateful for all who are discovering new ways to study and worship the Lord in these days of COVID-19.
For now, we remain physically distanced and spiritually connected!
Masks and computers
Tools for ministry have certainly changed since COVID-19; where we recently gathered with our bibles sitting around a big table or the sofas in the lounge, we now wear face masks in public (thank you to all the people who pulled out fabric and elastic and sewing machines) and gather on Facebook or ZOOM, using digital tools of social media for ministry!
We are equipped to share the gospel come what may! I praise God for your creative courage and imaginative strength. Amen!
If you would like some help with ZOOM or Facebook, please contact our media person, Suzie Jewell!
Soup Delivery sundays
The physical isolation we are observing is keeping the virus away, which is a good thing. However, our spiritual need of connection and connecting, is sharpening and it is a loss we share. This distancing is causing a sense of loneliness within the congregation as we are unable to visit with family, friends, and our church membership, in faith and love. We are in prayer for creative ways to be reminded of our connection to Christ and one another, even in the days of COVID-19.
We determined that one way to remind ourselves of the spiritual food we need for our wellness is, soup! Free soup delivered to your door on Sunday afternoon, with a devotion and a dessert and a smile from someone in our congegation! Soup ministry was born! Praise be to God!
Thanks to all the soup chefs who have come forward to cook in our scrubbed down kitchen with masks and gloves on. And thanks to the many folks who don the same protective clothing, and drive the soup, to you.
Praise be to God that we are able to knit together in these ways as a reminder of the spiritual food that feeds us, but using soup, to sustain the body. Amen
Dear ones, soup is on hold for now; thank you to the chefs, deliverers, shoppers and receivers. Wonderful ministry!
We are gathering for worship and that is our spiritual food!