Announcements and Stuff

50th Wedding Anniversary Open House
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Come join Reba and Gary Peterson as they celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the beach with family and friends! They will have an Open House on Sunday July 15th from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Summit Park.

Summit Park Location: 5581 S. Lakeshore Drive, Ludington Michigan. The park is located between Pentwater/Bass Lake and Ludington.  RSVP (231-869-3373) – No gifts please. You will bless us greatly by joining us!

The Royal Ringers Handbell Choir of Shelby Congregational United Church of Christ will present a concert for the lakeshore community at 4:00 p.m. in the church sanctuary, Sunday, August 5, 2018.  This is an intergenerational, ecumenical choir that meets once a week for rehearsal and plays for worship monthly. The concert will highlight both handbells and choirchimes in arrangements of new and familiar hymns, newly composed anthems and some congregational singing. There will be a freewill offering to a local charity.

68th Annual St. Joseph and St. Vincent Ox Roast & Homecoming  Sunday, July 8, 2018 11:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.  Dine-In or Take-Out   Adults: $12.00 Kids (5-12): $5.00 Kids under 5: Free 2349 W. Jackson Rd. Hart, MI 49420 (From US-31 – Take the Pentwater – Monroe Rd. Exit (154), turn right (from the south) or left (from the north), go 2 miles East on Monroe Rd. then turn right onto 88th Avenue, then go 1 mile to our church and Faith Formation Center.   Some-thing for everyone! Raffles, Door Prizes, Bingo, Kid’s Games, Baked Goods, Crafts, White Elephant Sale, Silent Auction, Tours of beautiful St. Joseph’s Church built in 1909, Puddle Jumpers Car Club, and NEW this Year… Blessing of the Tractors!

Boundaries Class:  Offered through the Love INC reNEW program, an 8-week Boundaries Class will start Wednesday, July 11th at New Era Reformed Church. “When to say yes, how to say no” – this class will show you how to bring health and happiness to your relationships.  Boundaries is open for anyone to attend.  Classes meet weekly and begin with dinner at 5:30pm.  Call the Love INC office to sign-up: 231-861-5619

Thank You to the Many Church Groups that Have Provided Meals for reNEW! (CUMC is one of those churches!)

We Love Our Volunteers: Do you have a little extra time this summer? Are you looking for a meaningful way to serve?  Do you enjoy hanging out with others who love Jesus and enjoy helping people?  Then we have the place for you! Whether in the Donation Ministry, the Help Center, the reNEW Program, or individual acts of service, Love INC volunteers are sharing the Love of Christ in practical and helpful ways.  Contact Beth at 231-861-5619 to find out how you can get involved or visit and click on the “Volunteer” tab.

Nigerian Well Update
We’re getting really close!  Our current balance is $4,518.35.  That means we only have $981.65 left to raise before we will be fulfilling our goal of raising $5,500 for a well in Nigeria.  More importantly, we only have $981.65 to raise before we can bless a community in Nigeria that struggles daily to obtain safe drinking water.  We still have items for sale on the table, we’re still collecting pop cans, we still have a used book sale going on, we continue having monthly luncheons, and of course, you can always donate money by marking it and placing it in the collection plate.   God has blessed us in so many ways, lets pass the blessing on to others and purchase this well ASAP!

Up Coming Fundraising Events

  • Now until September 30th
    • Pop can Drive
    • Used book sale
    • Various items on table for sale
  • July 15th – Ice Cream Sundae Bar
  • August 10th – 76th Annual Strawberry Social (Sponsored by UMW) (Not for Nigerian Well Project)
  • August 19th – Brats on the Grill

Mark your Calendars!
The 76th Annual Strawberry Social/Bake Sale is slated for August 10th from 5:00 – 7:00 PM.  Come enjoy some shortcake and fellowship while at the same time supporting our UMW in their only fundraising event of the year.

Nursery Schedule
7/1 – Joyce Twiss
7/8 – Doris Graham
7/15 – Edith Bogart
7/22 – Carol Adams
7/29- Kathy Ohman

And God promised men that good and obedient wives would be found in all corners of the world.  Then He made the earth round…and laughed and laughed and laughed…


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