Bell Choir. Bell Choir rehearsals have started back up for the 2017-2018 season. They are rehearsing Monday nights at 7:30 p.m. If you’re interested in joining the bell choir, contact Marie Pierce.
October Movie Night. Join us for a potluck and movie night on Oct. 27. The potluck begins at 5:45 p.m. and the movie at 7 p.m. Please bring a dish of food to pass and your table service for the potluck. Snacks will be available during the movie. If you cannot attend both the potluck and the movie, you are welcome at either one. This is one of our 50th anniversary celebration activities, and we hope you and your family will want to attend. Friends and neighbors are welcome, too!
Haunted Hallway. We will be doing Haunted Hallway on Tuesday, October 31, 2017 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There are opportunities for everyone to help. If you have treats you would like to donate, please put it in the café. If you would rather donate money to defray the cost of decorating or purchase of cider or other supplies, please see Brenda Kemp. If you would like to dress up (or not) and stand in a doorway and pass out treats, see Brenda Kemp. If you have Halloween decorations you would like to donate, please see Brenda. Any other questions about where your talent can be used, please see Brenda Kemp or Gloria Gonzales
Church Conference . Mark your calendars! Sunday, November 12th is the annual Church Conference which will be held at Saginaw Ames UMC, located at 801 State St. Training begins at 2 p.m. with D.S. Rev. David Kim followed by the conference starting at 3 p.m.
Scrip Tip . There have been some changes regarding Darden Restaurant gift cards. Please talk to Joye Kramer or Julie Nelson if you have purchased them in the past. We have hundreds of other gift cards to choose from. Meijer $25 and Grampa Tony’s $10 cards are available on a cash (or check) and carry basis. Bay Animal Hospital also offers a 5% donation for your four-legged family members. See Joye Kramer or Julie Nelson with any questions.
Pub Theology, Pints & Parables, Hope & Hops . We’re not sure what we’re calling it yet – but it’s an open and honest conversation about things that matter at a Pub or Brewery. Join Rev. Stone for our first gathering at Tri-City Brewing Company on Thursday Nov 2 at 8 PM. Our discussion will be centered on a new book edited by Miguel A. De La Torre; Faith and Resistance in the Age of Trump. Contributing writers acknowledge that the election of Donald Trump represents a confessional crisis for many people of faith.
Uninvited Study . In this deeply personal study Lysa TerKeurst reflects on our personal experiences from rejection to the perceived judgment of our peers. We will gather at 8:00 a.m. on Sunday morning in the Cafe. Our facilitator for this study will be Brenda Scramlin.
Men’s Study . The men will be studying the Adam Hamilton series When Christians Get It Wrong. This study will help us gain a different way of understanding the issues that keep people away from Christianity and keep Christians from living a more compelling faith.
Breakfast Book Club. Breakfast Book Club – Saturday, October 28th at 10:00 a.m. join in the discussion of ‘Here’s to Friends’ by Melody Carlson. Borrowed books should be returned to the Church’s library, so that others can read and enjoy.