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.   To get on the email list contact the office at 269-781-5107 or email rah@umcmarshal.org.

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9/16/2021

  • 180 Youth Group Kick Off! 6-12 grades

    Sunday, September 19

    6 pm - 8 pm


    Join us Sunday September 19 to kick off our 180 Youth Group. Kids will have fun 6 pm - 8 pm: pasta dinner from Fazoli's, meet Pastor Erin, worship, games and more...

     

    Don't forget to invite your friends!


    Youth Group Parent Meeting

    5:45 pm

    Meet in the Great Room for a quick meeting.

  • New Sermon series

    New sermon series beginning on September 19! 

    Prayer 101

  • Let's Stay Resilient Against Covid

    Click Here for Message

    Bishop David Bard talks about the continuing pandemic and how Michigan United Methodists can promote public health and further the common good as COVID enters a new phase.


  • Lay Servant Ministry Classes

    Are you interested in growing your faith and leadership capacity? Click this link to find a class that fits your schedule:  

    https://michiganumc.org/laity/lay-servant/

  • Office Manager position

    MUMC is looking to fill an office manager position Monday through Thursday from 9 am - 12 pm. Please send resume and cover letter to Pastor Erin Fitzgerald and SPRC Chair Aimee Lemon.

  • Blessing of the Animals

    Sunday, October 3
    10 am

    ONE OUTDOOR SERVICE

    Blessing of the Animals on Sunday, October 3rd at 10 am in our outdoor worship area.  On this day, there will only be one service (no modern/no traditional).  
    Kids can bring their stuffed animals for a blessing.  Certificates will be available.

  • Coffee House

    Open Sundays
    The coffee house will be open beginning this Sunday, August 8th.  There will be Covid rules but we can be grateful for the progression and let our cups "run-ith" over. Contact Diane and John at jdshamlin@comcast.net for more information and to volunteer.



  • Contact Pastor Erin

    Contact Pastor Erin
    If you would like to contact Pastor Erin, please use: 
    reverin@umcmarshall.org
    269-224-2871


    This phone number can be used 24 hours a day - 7 days a week - 365 days a year, in the event of a pastoral care emergency or should an urgent need arise.  Pastor Erin will be taking Monday as her Sabbath day, and will be in the office on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday every week. 

  • Coronavirus Update 8/6/2021

    COVID Update from the Covid Team 8/6/2021


    Due to the surge in the Delta variant and caseloads in Calhoun County, we will be asking everyone of all ages (vaccinated AND unvaccinated) to please wear a mask while inside at MUMC, effective immediately.


    Thank you for your ongoing cooperation and care for each other as we follow CDC guidelines.  FULL DETAILS HERE.


  • NEW YOGA CLASS

    Thursdays from 10:30 am - 11:30am

    Beginning September 16

    Rev. Erin Fitzgerald, our new pastor, is a yoga instructor and will be offering a 60 minute yoga class in the chapel at MUMC. All are welcome, no previous experience with yoga required. Equipment will be provided (mat, blocks, straps, blankets, bolsters); participants should wear comfortable, stretchy clothes.

    Click Here to indicate your interest.

  • JOIN OUR MODERN WORSHIP TEAM

    Do you have musical talent or know someone who does?  Or do you like to be "behind-the-scenes" and run audio or video?  WE NEED YOU.  Contact Worship Director Rob Monahan at rob@umcmarshall.org or call 734-904-1298.




  • Volunteers Needed

    Come Together As One!
    Spring and Summer is a busy time for everyone.  We could use greeters to help assist with a friendly smile and guidance for all coming to worship in a safe environment. Please sign up below where you are available to help. 
    Click Here to sign up.

  • Retreat at Lake Louise with Pastor Erin

    "Hike. Paddle. Pray. Namaste." - an overnight retreat with Pastor Erin at Lake Louise Christian Community in Boyne Falls, October 22-23. We will have some time together to hike and kayak around Thumb Lake, practice prayer exercises and yoga. RSVP required, carpooling available. Contact Pastor Erin if you're interested. 

  • Red Cross Blood Drive

    September 10 and 24
    Noon-5:45pm


    Donors are strongly urged to give now to help ensure lifesaving blood products are available for patients. Hospital demand continues to outpace donations, and your help is vital.

    Click here to schedule an appointment or call 1-800-RED CROSS.


    Remember to bring your donor ID card and or a picture id.  

  • fresh food distribution

    Fresh Food Distribution
    Wednesday, October 6

    1st Wednesday of each Month
    4 pm-5 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 jseppanen313@gmail.com 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

  • Full Moon Pickin' Party

    Wednesday, October 20

    7 pm - 9 pm


    Bring a string instrument such as a banjo, bass, guitar, mandolin, dulcimer, harmonica, etc. and jam with us outside under the October full moon! Or just enjoy the music and free fall snacks!

    Contact Rob Monahan at 734.904.1298 for more information.

  • Senior enrichment at MUMC

    For more information go to their Facebook page here.
    Heritage Commons continues to utilize space at MUMC for many of their fun activities for our seniors.


    Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Activities at MUMC
    Heritage Commons will be utilizing church spaces for many of their fun activities for our seniors. 

    Activities include: 

    Lunch and Learn

    Senior Fitness and Fun

    Bingo

    Euchure

    Crafts
    We will be open on Mondays and Thursdays 9 am - 12 pm for extra activities of your choice. For more information, go to their Facebook Page.

  • prayer shawl ministry

    Tuesdays
    7-8:30pm

    If you enjoy knitting, crocheting, needlepoint or all, join us in the Welcome Center here at Marshall UMC.  While we continue each project we pray over each and every shawl made.  Then when they are ready, we take them to church service and have them blessed by pastor to have God's will upon them.  Join us!  Questions?  Call
    Sue Crapo 269-986-0430 or email at
    Scrapo9367@gmail.com

  • men's breakfast

    Saturdays at 8:00 am

    NOT MEETING JULY 24 AND 31
    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

    santaclausforlife1957@gmail.com

  • Save family fare receipts

    Keep Saving
    Are you saving your Family Fare receipts? When you shop at Family Fare please save that receipt and bring it to the church. As of today we have 131,659 dollars in receipts toward the 150,000 goal. We are only 18,341 off from getting our 3rd $1000 check from family fare. Keep Saving!

  • A thank you from starr commonwealth

    Dear MUMC Members,
     
    As you know, the Starr Commonwealth campus is fully alive with children’s voices and lots of playful activity. Once again, we are blessed to be providing a refuge for children, a place of hope and healing. Today, we take stock at what has been accomplished in regards to caring for these beautiful young people in such a short period of time, and we recognize that it was only possible because of you!
     
    Whether you provided clothing, shoes, toys, basket balls, soccer balls, duffel bags or a cash donation, we say thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you for recognizing the dignity and value of these youth. Thank you for providing important items for them, when the need was great and time was of the essence. We are filled with love and gratitude for all you did to bring about the smiles, thank yous and “happy dances” that we are seeing today.
     
    Many Blessings,
     
    Lynn E. Komasara
    Major Gift Officer
    Starr Commonwealth  

  • New Appointment announced: 

    Rev. Erin Fitzgerald

    We are happy to announce to you the appointment of Rev. Erin Fitzgerald, our new pastor effective July 1, 2021. For more information, and to read her letter CLICK HERE.


    Pastor Erin is half of a clergy couple and her spouse Pastor Joel will be joining Albion First UMC in July as well. The couple have been married 11 years and have 2 beautiful boys (Michael - 5 years old and Samuel - 10 months old). Pastor Erin and her family will be living in the parsonage for Albion First UMC in Albion. When the SPRC meeting met with Pastor Erin she was eager to get to know each and every person at MUMC and is looking forward to becoming part of our family. Pastor Erin has attached a personal letter to introduce herself and
    her journey to ministry.

    We will be planning a warm welcome for Pastor Erin and her family after her arrival in July, when we will begin our shared ministry under her leadership. In the meantime, of course, we will also be celebrating the ministry of Pastor Melany, to thank her for her years of faithful service as we pray God’s blessing upon her future.  

  • Medical supply room

    At Marshall UMC
    269-781-5107

    Rah@umcmarshall.org
    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. 

  • vaccination information

    Call the health department at 269-441-0912 to schedule
    Calhoun County residents 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.

  • Fresh Expressions

    WHAT DREAM IS GOD AWAKENING IN YOU?

    Playing basketball with a bunch of other guys early in the morning one day of the week, after sharing a story about Jesus hanging out with his buds? 
    Sitting in a restaurant with a bunch of friends on Sunday evening, sharing a meal after a story about Jesus and how important gathering over a meal was to him? 
    Getting together with other parents of young children for a walk down the river's edge, after starting out with a story about Jesus and how much he loved the children? 

    Four have already come forward:
    Kris Chill is dreaming about gathering others who play instruments and creating an opportunity to gather, hear a devotion, offer prayer, and then dusting off those instruments and playing some beautiful music together! 
    Cami Millsap is dreaming about partnering with a healthy restaurant or other business where she can gather others who have an interest in learning how to eat more healthy, while learning how Jesus brought health and happiness into his way of living. 
    Ed Ramos is dreaming about gathering others who speak Spanish and offering them a new form of worship and friendship. 
    Marge Locks is dreaming about partnering with others who enjoy gardening, sharing plants and ideas as they grow in faith at the same time.

    Life is different. Always changing. 
    Vital and vibrant churches learn new ways of serving those around us. 
    If you have a dream or would like to join with others to create a new Fresh Expression of worship, contact Pastor Melany here for more info. 

  • Celebrate recovery

    Thursdays at 6:30pm
    Still going strong. 
    For more information, contact the church at 
    269-781-5107. 

  • Al-anon

    Mondays
    6:00pm-7:00pm

    For more information, contact the church at 269-781-5107.