MUMC Happenings!   

Sundays In November at 9:00 & 11:00am
Jesus was a master storyteller.

He found a way to take objects, customs, and practices that people understood, and use them to illustrate the nature of God, salvation, and obedience.

We live in an age dominated by stories. This series looks at some of the parables Jesus told about the Kingdom of God as recorded in the book of Matthew.

Each of these parables examines God’s desire for us to love him with our whole heart. “The Moral of the Story” is insightful, practical, and relevant for people today.

The Most Important Thing You'll Read This Holiday Season
We say it all the time. 
"This would be a great event to invite a friend!" 
But do we? The reality is, a relationship with Jesus and his church is the best gift you could ever give to anyone: family, coworkers, neighbors, friends.
The best.
By far. 


Truly give the Best Gift Ever this holiday season and invite those in your circle of influence to the evening Thanksgiving Service on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving, or the new series starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving. Not only will it bless those invited, but it will bless the church, as well. 

An Evening of Thanksgiving & Song
Tuesday, November 26
6:30pm in the Great Room

Join us to sing some songs and stop long enough to just say “Thank you, Lord!”  Write thank you prayers on paper, folding them into origami stars,
and hanging them as part of our Advent décor!

Blankets for Homeless
Collecting all of November
Blankets are needed in our area for our brothers and sisters, neighbors and friends who are currently homeless. Cold weather has already begun. Please drop off like new or new blankets of all sizes near either of our lobbies.

Marshall Christmas Parade
It's that time again! And we can't pull it off without you. MUMC is the lead on this community-wide parade that can see upwards of 10,000 people. We need 50+ volunteers so if you can assist, click on 
this link and you'll find each job needed. 


We, as MUMC, will enter our float once again in the parade. So we will need walkers to hand out candy canes. If you can help in this way, contact Michael Heffner. 

What NEXT STEPS will you be taking?

Woodworking or knitting, bible study or book study, young adults or families with children. We have opportunities for everyone. Check out the NEXT STEPS wall in the Great Hall.

Starting the Sunday after Thanksgiving
Sunday, December 1
9 and 11am

It’s the most wonderful time of the year...or so the old song goes. Yet it doesn’t always feel that way. Sometimes it is marked with loneliness or missing a loved one who has passed on. And the often-hectic nature of the season can pile on more challenges and stress. The good news is – there is hope.

Hope, Love, Joy, and Peace – to be exact. Let’s make this Holiday season one to set aside time to prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ. The four-week God With Us series will help us place our focus on the greatest gift ever given – and to experience his presence in our lives today.

Mission Dinner
Wednesday, November 27
5:00pm-6:30pm

Join us for soups, salads and desserts.  Mission dinners are on a donation basis.
We at MUMC are a wide-ranging group of followers, yet we have one thing in common: we love Jesus and our neighbor. We struggle together as we choose to love everyone, everywhere.  

Some helpful reads:

A Way Forward Report for General Conference 2020

UMC History with LGBTQ+


UMCNext

https://michiganumc.org/voices/2019/08/06/wesleyan-response-to-gun-violence/


https://www.emergingmethodism.com/

 
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.
Bishop Bard's Message at MUMC
Several were asking for a copy of this address given at the District Conference here in October. Click Here to watch.
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 invite someone to join us in worship, that God will touch their hearts and heal their souls.

There's Enough Exchange Store: that other churches and organizations will take the training and begin serving, that all current volunteers would be of good health and blessed, that all those who shop at the store would be blessed by the goodness of God and all gifts that have been given for them.

Fall Semester: that every member and friend at MUMC would become a part of a small group, that all volunteers and leaders would be blessed in their work and guided by the Holy Spirit, and that all may grow in grace and love as they attend their groups.

Finances: that our members would become regular and generous in their giving, that we might be able to focus on the mission and ministry at hand, rather than concerning ourselves with shortfalls. 

Friends in Need of Prayer
Brad Banfield, Joseph Beckering, Scott Beebe, Natasha Blight, Kellie Brownell,
Mark Burnett, Billie Carroll, Bill Chapple, Barb and Gary Church, Tinley Clair,
Shannon Cronk, Jim Cunkle, Jenny Davidson, Ray Disbrow, Sandy Drumm,
Barbara Eldridge, Lois Feltman, Terry Feltman, Jackie Garrison, Tracy Gary, Trish George, Linda Guilfoyle, Nancy Hayden, Olivia Haverkamp, Dick Hughes, Ardith Josephson, Juliane Kalisz, Carolyn and Dick Kelley, Jacob Krueger, Louie Louis, Family of Michael Lyon, Harry Marshall, Linda Myers, Leroy Oliver, Graydon Pope,  John Marsh, Audrey McCann, Ashley McGinnis, Linleigh Price, Roy Ramos, Alfredo Ramos Jr., Alvin Richards,  George Secord, Hunter Smith, Judy Smith, Bob Swalwell, Mike Toman, Matthew Wright, Doreen VanSickle, Angel Watts, Lois Zuehlke.