MUMC Happenings! 

  

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Fresh Food Distribution
Wednesday, July 1 – TODAY!!
4:00pm-6:00pm
Marshall UMC has partnered with South Michigan Food Bank, Senior Millage, Marshall Foundation, and the Heritage District of the United Methodist Church to distribute fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, milk, bread and other fresh foods to our neighbors and friends in need. 150 boxes will be onsite. If you are in need or know of someone who is, please stop by. We would love to support you in this way. 
Worship ONSITE begins this Sunday, July 5
 
This Sunday, July 5th, we are open for onsite worship at a reduced capacity. Our current seating arrangements allow for no more than 87 people in the Sanctuary and 134 in the Great Room. (These totals include staff, musicians, and speakers.) 
 
If you plan to attend onsite, fill out the registration form here to let us know. Please park in the South Lot and enter the South Doors for Traditional Worship. Please park in the North Lot and enter the North Doors for Modern Worship.  Remember to BYOC (Bring Your Own Coffee) and wear a mask
 
For a full list of physical and cultural changes implemented to keep one another safe, click here. More Hospitality Volunteers are needed, join the team by contacting our Hospitality Coordinator here.  

Just because the doors are open, does not mean that you are ready to come back to worship. Each family and individual is different, and have differing risk factors and comfort levels. Please take time to consider your own health, and the well-being of others before deciding when to worship onsite. We will continue to offer worship on Facebook Live and our radio broadcast. 

When entering the church building for any reason, please be sure to review all posted guidelines. Thank you again for your patience and on-going commitment to the safety and well-being of our community!

 

This Sunday July 5
The Importance of Relationships
This week we kick off a new series, The Important Stuff, led by Pastor Dale Miller. He’ll be offering the message for us throughout the month of July. In the midst of all the confusion and uncertainty in our world, this is a great opportunity for us to examine our priorities, and focus on what’s truly important. Invite a friend to join us online, on air, or onsite.


Weekly Worship Resources
Click Here for the Traditional Bulletin, Modern Program, or New Connection Card

Traditional Worship Radio Broadcast

Our Traditional service is being aired at 10am Sunday mornings on the local station 95.3 WBCK. This is helpful for those at work or those who are not on a computer for Facebook Live worship. So pass the word and tune in! 

This Sunday's broadcast is being sponsored by The McHugh family in memory of Grandpa Ray Simon.  If you would be interested in financially sponsoring an upcoming Sunday service, click here for more information. They cost $160 per Sunday broadcast. 

It’s not too late to take on the Kingdom Assignment!

Click Here and fill out yours today! Simple, 5-minute application.

Click Here once you have completed your assignment and fill out a Completion Form.

All assignments will need to be completed and the investment returned by Monday, August 17, 2020. 

All investments for each of you came from the General Fund. All returns on that investment will go back to the General Fund.

This fund supports a lot of amazing stuff! For example, our Children & Youth programs and adult faith formation curriculum. It funds our worship elements like music & instruments, sound and video equipment, and other supplements for our worship experience. It pays our ministry shares to the greater United Methodist connection, including UMCOR and church camps, and so much more!
Thank you ALL for your dedication to furthering Christ's church and using your talents for the Kingdom!

Can We Help?
If at any time you have a need due to loss of wages, staying home with kids, or other costs due to the health concerns, please contact Rachel Labram.  The Pastor's Discretionary Fund assists with the following:

  • utilities
  • gas cards
  • grocery cards (and assistance with other direct food programs)
  • supplies for schooling from home
  • medicine or medical bills
  • car repairs
  • rent/mortgage payments
  • and more! Let us know if you have a need! Your church family would love to be able to help. 
If you need help, contact Rachel Labram directly HERE. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!
We truly appreciate all who have been able to continue to give. Last Sunday's offering totaled $7,428, more than $4572 below need.  Please be generous in your giving that we might begin to catch those up.    


A big thank you to all those who have been sending in funds to pay down our mortgage debt and those gifting their stimulus checks back to Christ's Church! 

OFFERING DROP BOX
We now have a permanent locked drop box under the canopy at the north doors of the church for your convenience day or night, 365 days a year. Just open the door and place your gift in the slot. Finance Team has a key to open and collect all offerings. 

Midweek Faith Opportunities
Though Pastor Melany will be on an extended sabbatical this summer, the staff at MUMC continues with Devotions that are given through Facebook LIVE on the Marshall United Methodist Church page.  Join us and "share" so others can join, as well. 


Rachel and Ruth Ann will  be offering devotionals throughout the week on Facebook live.
Bishop Bard begins to address the possibilities for reopening our churches for onsite events. Likely it will look very different with many precautions being put into place, but at least the hope of gathering again is on the horizon!

Some helpful reads:
FLOODING AND COVID UPDATE

PLANNING FOR REOPENING OUR CHURCHES


ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED

G
ENERAL CONFERENCE POSTPONED

MI ADVANCES PROTOCOL PLAN TO GC


COMPARISON OF PLANS

DIVERSE LEADERS COME UP WITH NEW PLAN
Bishop Announces Virtual Michigan United Methodist Annual Conference
In consultation with Michigan Conference leaders and public health experts, Bishop David Bard today announced that Annual Conference will be held online Sunday, July 26, through July 29, 2020. Bishop Bard has asked that the Commission on the Annual Conference Session design the event in a manner that assures those with varying access to technology be able to participate as fully as possible, given these extraordinary circumstances. More information can be found at Annual Conference 2020.

Our voting delegates at Marshall UMC include Pastor Melany, Lay Leader Art Hill, Rachel Labram, and Ed Ramos. John Seppanen will also "attend" on behalf of the Heritage District. 
Michigan Area Weekly News
Resident Bishop, David Bard
Stay connected with our brothers and sisters around our conference. See what we are able to do together, to change the world!  For more information, click the Michigan Area picture to the left.
Heritage District Weekly News
District Superintendent, Elizabeth Hill
Stay connected with our brothers and sisters around our district. See what other churches are up to, lift friends in prayer, sign up for leadership training, and more, click the Heritage District picture to the left.

Ministries in Need of Prayer

Worship Services: that we will each join the LIVE worship services on Facebook (or on our webpage later in the week) and "share" the post so others in your circle can be given hope, as well. 

Finances: that our finances would continue during such time of chaos, assuring MUMC's ability to remain in our community to meet needs and foster spiritual growth. 

Friends in Need of Prayer

Family of Myron Avery, Brad Banfield, the family of Ruth Banfield at her death, Scott Beebe, Mary-Jo Budrow, Bill Chapple, Tinley Clair, Family of Rosemary Davis, Sandy Drumm, ​Jerris Finkbeiner, Caroline Frantz, Tim Gilroy, Catherine Harting, Jane Hever, Jim and Judy Huggett, Dick Hughes, Ardith Josephson, Carolyn and Dick Kelley, Margery Locks, Nina Oliver’s nephew Ryan Campbell, Meladee Pemberton, Family of John Marsh, Family of Harry Marshall, Frank Muzer, Paul Pawlak, Niccole Pemberton, Don Percival, Antonio Ramos, Alvin Richards, Susan Roberton, Ron Rosko, Joan and Jerry Schrott, George Secord, Family of Ann Smaston,
Bob Swalwell, Alice Townsend, Pat VanCarpels, Lois Zuehlke, 
responders on the front line of the pandemic, and our world.​