Announcements and Stuff

A Thank you from the Grumm/Aebig Family

We would like to thank everyone from the bottom of our hearts for the benefit luncheon for Debbie. We thank those who planned it, made food, served, cleaned up afterwards and all the donations. Claybanks United Methodist Church family is amazing in all that you can do. We are happy to be a part of this church. We also are very thankful for all your prayers for Debbie. God Bless you all.

UMW September Meeting

The UMW is happily anticipating the Fall and the Advent season! Yes, that happy and sometimes stressful time of year is rapidly approaching! Our next meeting in October will be a time of reflection on our past year’s activities.

Our treasurer reported on our finances and she will send this year’s annual donations to the five organizations we support.

For our old business, we talked about the new pew coverings and that they will be tightened by Alan of R-Custom Fabric. We also shared the joy over the completed Nigerian well project and that the check was presented to Father Peter during the September Ad Council meeting.

For new business, we started planning for the decorating of the church for Christmas. Of course, that also means…A PIZZA PARTY!!!!!! Yes, once again UMW ladies will eat pizza and then decorate the church in late November, the Thursday after Thanksgiving.

Remember we always welcome new members to our women’s committee, even this late in the year. New members can help decorate and eat pizza!

Nursery Schedule

10/7 – Kathy Ohman
10/14 – Joyce Twiss
10/21 – Doris Graham
10/28 – Edith Bogart

“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.

Calendar for Worship and Adult Study Fall 2018-Spring 2019

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 – Thursday, December 20th at 7:00 pm
Christmas Eve Service  – Monday December 24 at 6:00 pm
Adult Bible Study  – January 13 – February 17 or 24 (Scripture yet to be determined)
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)
Ash Wednesday Service  – March 6
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)

Pastor Gary and Art Grumm presented Father Peter with a check for the well in Nigeria

Thank you to all who participated in the fund drives to purchase a well for the Nigerian people. The Claybanks United Methodist Church family banded together to make a huge project a doable project. We are a small church, but a caring, loving and generous church who, when they see a need in the world, is willing to help all they can. Thank you CUMC!!!!! Job well done!!!!

Upcoming Mission Projects

October 14th – Serve this year’s last Family Promise Dinner
October 21st – Spaghetti Dinner fund raiser for Muskegon Rescue Mission
October 28th – Begin collecting Thanksgiving canned and boxed goods for the food pantry at Lebanon Lutheran Church – until Nov.12th.
December 9th – Caroling and cookies at the nursing home in Whitehall



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