Announcements and Stuff

“Canvas and Giggles”
Save the date of Saturday, Oct 13th from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm. Diane Hicks and Edith Brown are hosting a “canvas and brown bag lunch” for all who are interested. This should be lots of fun and best of all, there’s no talent needed, anyone is welcome! Please bring a jar to rinse brushes, spray bottle, and your own brushes if you have them as well as your own brown bag lunch. Canvas, paints and brushes will be provided. Cost will be $10. RSVP to Reba at 321-869-3373 or 616-901-7002.

Fall Adult Sunday School
Adult Sunday School will begin on Sunday September 9th at 9:30 am with our youth as they return to Christian Study. Our Adult Class will pick up where we left off late last spring in Hebrews. We will begin by reviewing Chapter 8 and continuing through chapter 9. Class will run for about six weeks. We will take a short break and then begin an Advent Series: Faithful – Christmas Through the Eyes of Joseph. This study is the newest study developed by Adam Hamilton for our 2018 Advent Season and includes outside reading, a short DVD presentation each week with class discussion. All are welcome to participate in both studies as they are available.

Youth Sunday School Beginning
Mechelle Schneider has graciously agreed to fulfill the position of Superintendent of Children’s Education. She will also be teaching the upper elementary/high school children while Karissa Pease will continue to teach the elementary children. Sunday School will begin on September 9th at 9:45 am with song time with Megan followed by classroom studies starting at 10 am. If you know of a child not already affiliated with a church, please invite them to join in the fun. CUMC would love to plant as many seeds in as many children as possible. After the seeds are planted, God will nourish them in His time.

Calendar for Worship and Adult Study
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
Sunday School Begins September 9 for Youth and Adults
Adult Bible Study September 9 – October 21 or 28 – Hebrews continuation from spring study
November 18 – December 9 Advent Study “Faithful-Christmas Through the Eyes Of Joseph”
Blue Christmas December 16
Christmas Eve Service Monday December 24
Adult Bible Study January 13 – February 17 or 24 (Scripture yet to be determined)
Ash Wednesday Service March 6
Lenten Study March 3 (four to five sessions) ending on April 14 (Series possibilities: Living as United Methodist Christians, The Way, or Our Faith Promise)
Palm Sunday April 14 – “The Cultural World of The Prophets”
Holy Thursday April 18 – Combined service with Montague UMC
Good Friday April 19 – Service Remembrance, “At Noon on Friday”
Easter Sunday April 21
May 5 – June 2 or 9 Spring Bible Study (Scripture yet to be determined)

Mark Your Calendars!
The New Era Christian School Fundraising Auction will be Saturday, October 20! Get ready to bid on great items and services donated by area business and supporters as you enjoy an evening of fellowship, food and fun! As part of this year’s auction theme, NECS Art Prize, art work done by students will be on displayed and up for bid! The silent auction is from 5:00-6:15 p.m. with the live auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be available from 5:00-7:00 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit New Era Christian School. If you have questions or would like to make a donation, please contact event chairs Val Vincent at ( or 231-329-2292) or Katie Bultema (231-206-0018). You can also obtain information through the school office at 861-5450.

Nursery Schedule
9/2 – Kathy Ohman
9/9 – Joyce Twiss
9/16 – Doris Graham
9/23 – Edith Bogart
9/30 – Carol Adams

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