Hearts Under Construction

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2 Peter 3:18 But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen. I love to paint, and do crafty, cool things…so I thought re-doing the offices would be a piece of cake. I was wrong. I am tired of being in… Continue Reading Hearts Under Construction

Children’s Ministry Gatherings

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Upcoming Children’s Ministry Events Following are children’s ministry gatherings held at various churches around the district. Our meetings are casual and we discuss any pressing topics, current events and have Q & A, along with refreshments! Please RSVP to Tina [email protected] if you can attend any of these events! Monday, September 24th at Oscoda UMC… Continue Reading Children’s Ministry Gatherings

The Good Samaritan Fund of Tuscola County Churches

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The Good Samaritan Fund is a collaborative mission of 15 Tuscola County churches, and several foundations including the United Way.  Donations of dollars and food are dispersed to local families in need. Your dollars and donated food items help many in need.  Thank you. In July 2018, 46 persons in 15 households were helped with… Continue Reading The Good Samaritan Fund of Tuscola County Churches

Guest readiness and hospitality are greater than being nice

By Dr. Kim Pope-Seiberling If people visit your church once or twice but don’t return, you may have a “guest readiness” issue. Often, we go to great lengths to welcome people in our homes. The same should be true as we welcome new guests to the church. “Be sure to welcome strangers into your home.… Continue Reading Guest readiness and hospitality are greater than being nice

Footsteps of Paul Cruise – 2019


Join folks from across the Michigan area on this exciting opportunity for learning and fellowship.  The dates are October 29-November 11, 2019.  We’ll explore the ministry of the Apostle Paul throughout Greece, Italy and Turkey.  Sponsored by Educational Opportunities, this 12 day tour is a cruise aboard Royal Caribbean’s Jewel of the Seas and sails round… Continue Reading Footsteps of Paul Cruise – 2019

Plan Your Best Event

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Plan outreach events that build relationships and growth By Dr. Kim Pope-Seiberling This podcast focuses on planning outreach events that connect with your community and build relationships. The purpose is to make the church known in your community, not necessarily (at first) to get people in the pew. Remember: It take time to build relationships! [youtube v=”46JhxSiLpG8″]

Daily Devotionals

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September 2018 1 Chronicles 15-29

Upcoming District Events

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District Conference: October 13 Midland First UMC – 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Fall-o-ween Luncheon: October 31 District Office 3617 Mackinaw, Saginaw – 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Clergy Retreat: January 23-24, 2019 Bay Shore Camp

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Rev Kim

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LSM News

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Download the Summer 2018 edition of The Proclamation newsletter >>> Upcoming classes in the Central Bay District: Essexville  October 27 & November 10 9 am – 2 pm Mt. Pleasant October 20 & 27 8:30 am – 2 pm Saginaw October 27 & November 10 9 am – 2 pm

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