MUMC Happenings!

This weekly eNewsletter details events, available book studies, youth and small group updates, worship opportunities, mission opportunities, financials, what's new for the greater Michigan Area United Methodist Church, and a prayer needed section.   

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12/31/2020        11.24.2020      10.29.2020

12.24.2020        11.18.2020       10.22.2020

12.17.2020          11.11.2020        10.15.2020

12.10.2020         11.04.2020                         


See below for our current events and happenings.

  • Eggstravaganza event

    Palm Sunday, March 28

    After having to cancel last year’s Eggstravaganza, we are adapting it into a “drive-thru style” activity, much like our Blessing of the Backpacks and Fresh Food Distribution. In a year when children and families have had to for-go a lot of fun, MUMC is creating opportunities to bring joy to our community!
    Candy donations are needed to fill approximately 2,000 plastic eggs with treats. – Donation can be left in Rachel’s office any time. Volunteers are also needed to stuff eggs. You can do that at the church or take supplies to work from home. If you are able to fill eggs with goodies, please contact Rachel 

  • Welcome Back to Church

    Coronavirus Update

    Friends and Family at MUMC
    First, we want to thank all of you for your patience and support over the past 12 months. What a year it has been! 

    We are excited to share that we are welcoming people to join us in worship on-site once again! We have plenty of space to spread out and keep everyone safe and healthy. If you have had your vaccination shots, are in a low-risk group, or are simply willing to wear your mask, socially distance, save hugs for a different day, and keep washing those hands, then plan on joining us soon! 

    Click Here to see the Phase 4 Re-Opening Plan put together by our Covid Team. If you have any questions, please let us know. 

  • I am the Journey

    Sundays at 9 am & 11 am

    This seven-week series explores the “I Am” statements of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Each “I Am” declaration illustrates a specific revelation of Jesus’s character and testifies to his divinity. Also, each of the “I Am” announcements reveal our spiritual needs and how Jesus perfectly meets each and every one.

    A Journey Box can be set up in each home as a way to interact with the story during worship. A list of items can be placed in the box in preparation for the worship services to come. Each week Pastor Melany will choose one of the items in your box to preach on. Small packets of ashes can also be picked up at the church starting Sunday, in addition to cutouts that will be used with each item in the box.

    Pastor Melany explains Journey Box
    Download Handouts for printing at home HERE

  • men's breakfast resumes

    Saturdays at 8:00am
    MUMC Friendship Hall

    Hey guys, are you interested in expanding your faith journey.  Join some of the men of MUMC and see if having a nice homemade breakfast with others is for you? Safety protocols are in place. Questions, call Max miller at 269-420-8231 or email Max at

  • fresh food distribution

    Fresh Food Distribution
    Wednesday, April 7

    1st Wednesday of each Month
    4 pm-6 pm

    Join us if you'd like to help with the distribution. There are many things to do from helping direct cars to breaking down boxes to putting food boxes into cars for families.  Whichever you choose, what a reward knowing you've helped those in need.  For more information contact John Seppanen at or by calling John at (269) 420-3146.

    In need of some extra food this month? Enter south parking lot anytime after 3:30pm and we'll be glad to load you up!

    The First Wednesday of every month, starting at 4 pm MUMC hosts the Fresh Food Distribution. What a blessing it has been to begin offering fresh food to our neighbors and friends. Watch the video below to see just how many we are able to serve each month! Watch Here

  • Pastor Melany's new appointment

    Pastor Melany has been called onward
    As Chairperson of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee of our church, I have the responsibility to announce the appointment of our pastor, Melany Chalker, to the Eaton Rapids United Methodist Church in Eaton Rapids, Michigan, effective July 1, 2021. This appointment has been made by our Bishop, David Bard, in consultation with the Cabinet of the Michigan Conference. The decision to appoint Pastor Melany to the Eaton Rapids United Methodist Church occurred after considerable prayer, discussion, and discernment. After discussion with the District Superintendent and her own discernment through prayer, Pastor Melany has agreed to accept this new appointment. We hope to be hearing who our new pastor will be soon. 
    - Aimee Lemon

  • Medical supply room

    At Marshall UMC
    Do you know that Marshall UMC has a classroom dedicated to help those in need with free medical supplies?  
    Everything from wheelchairs, to crutches, depends, boost and more.  It's all free to you to use as long as you need it.  If it comes back for others to use, great, if not, no worries. 

  • vaccinations for 65+

    Call the health department at 269-441-0912 to schedule
    Calhoun County residents age 65 years and older, who want to get the COVID-19 vaccine, can call 269-441-0912 to schedule an appointment. Due to high call volumes, we ask that callers leave a message and should expect a call back within 36 hours. This is only for seniors 65+; information about other vaccine opportunities for essential workers will be published when they're available.