Announcements and Stuff


Because Pastor Terri will be gone the first Sunday of July, we will be having Communion on the second Sunday, July 12th.

Annual Conference – Live Stream

I hope you all got a chance to see what transpired at Annual Conference this year by watching the live stream at If you want to hear about what transpired at the conference, see Denise or Edie or go to the conference website.

Charge Conference!

Our Charge Conference is scheduled to be held on Wednesday, September 9th at 7 pm at Shelby UMC.  Soon some of our chairpersons will be getting copies of forms that need to be completed.  Please complete the forms as soon as you are able (Deadline is 8/31) and return them to the church office.  If you would like a short report on what your committee has been doing in the last year included in our packet, please submit that also by the 8/31.

Charge Conference is our opportunity to celebrate all that has happened in the past year and to plan for the coming year.  We will also be voting on your leadership. I hope you will all plan to be there!

Prayer Shawl Ministry

When you are under a physical or emotional crisis, the world seems like a pretty cold place.  We want to be able to comfort and warm the hearts of those we know who are in crisis.  A few of our ladies are going to be hard at work making Prayer Shawls.  These shawls will be given to folks who need to cover themselves in prayer.  If you are interested in helping out with this ministry, see Pastor Terri. Can’t knit or crochet – you can still help by contributing yarn.  The world can be a pretty chilly place. Shelby/Claybanks UMC are going to do our best to comfort and warm with our prayers and our shawls!

Claybanks UMC Strawberry Social

Don’t forget the 73rd Annual Strawberry Social.  Mark your calendars for August 14th.  More information coming in next month’s newsletter.

A Plea from the Secretary

Hi Everyone!  I’ve designated July as my “work on the church directory” month.  I know a few of you have checked and made corrections to your address, phone number, and email address.  For those of you who haven’t done that yet, won’t you please take a few minutes and check yours?  Communication outside of church is so important and we don’t want you to miss out on any fun activities ☺ I’ve left a piece of paper on the back table in the fellowship hall for any changes you’d like to make. (Or you can always call me or email your changes.)

While I’m at it, how about the birthdays and anniversaries I don’t have on my list?  When I compare my list of birthdays and anniversaries to the number of people I see in church I’m thinking there are an awfully lot of people that never age and even more couples that are living in sin! ☺  Won’t you please share your special dates with the rest of us so we can help you celebrate?



Good news!  The new website for CUMC is up and running!  We are now able to declare our mission, beliefs, and “happenings” to the public as well as reach out to people searching for a church to attend.  We can stay in touch with the world through this modern day form of advertising.

A big thank you to Luanne Nienhouse for putting in many hours creating this page.  She has done a superb job!  Luanne and Konnie will be updating it as needed.  Take a few minutes to visit the site and let us know what you think.


Vacation Bible School will be held July 6 -10 from 9 am – Noon at Trinity Lutheran Church, 5631 W. Stony Lake Rd., New Era, MI  49446   Everyone is welcome.  For more information, please contact Pam Mitteer at 231-861-6581.

Yard/Rummage Sale

Shelby UMC will be holding a yard/rummage sale on August 1 from 9 am to 1 pm in the church parking lot.  Drop in and check things out.  I’m sure you can find a few valuables that are really needed.  For more information contact Kris Whitlock at 810-441-2224.

“Your altitude in life is a direct result of your attitude.”



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