Announcements and Stuff

Movie and Potluck Night

Please note a date change. We have moved the dinner and showing of “The Shack” to Monday, October 10th to accommodate several members and pastor to attend the Love INC Annual Meeting and dinner, “Grinnin & Grillin.” Our movie night will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck meal and the showing of the movie “The Shack.” Please come and enjoy a great meal, fellowship, and movie. Bring whatever you wish, we will enjoy it. Invite family members, friends, or neighbors!

Mission Committee

The mission committee has been hard at work this past year and is excited for the plans for 2023. We have met our commitment for the “Gathering” of serving meals on the first Saturday of each month for a year. Starting in January, we will move to serving meals at the Love INC ReNew program that we were a part of prior to Covid-19. This fall in October, we will be collecting food for the Trinity Food Bank in preparation for Thanksgiving. A table has been set up to receive your donations in the Fellowship Hall. A request has been made of us to provide the following items for the winter for the young children at the Montague Elementary School. They need: waterproof mittens for the very young students, waterproof gloves for the older students, leggings, and sweatpants for all youth along with socks and underwear. We will begin receiving your donated items in October and will continue through the winter. For the winter, we will also be collecting slightly used blankets for the Muskegon Rescue Mission that are given to those who need shelter and to take with them when they move from the shelter. Look for an announcement in mid-winter for a special mission project to take place at Claybanks in the spring.

A Special Sunday

Sunday, October 30th, not only will we remember the Saints for “All Saints Day,” we will have a Baptism of Dan Vickers, a church potluck meal and then our Annual Church Charge Conference to be conducted by our new pastor friend, Timothy Dibble from the White Lake United Methodist Church. Please give to Pastor Gary, the  names for “Honoring All Saints ” as we recognize the sacrament of Baptism with Dan, fellowship in a church community meal and then taking care of our church business at our Church Charge Conference.

It is hard to believe but our UMW year is rapidly coming to a close!  At our October meeting, we will discuss our giving commitments which we will select and decide on some new endeavors.  We have $3,012.40 in our treasury, so we hope to do lots of good and only keep “seed money” to start with next year.  We hope to present some new ideas to the Mission Committee so we can do more than just on our own. 

Our annual Pizza party and church decorating for Advent will take place the Friday after Thanksgiving, November 25th, which is just ahead of Advent that next Sunday.  With the trees still green, temperatures pleasantly warm, sun shining, it is hard to believe Fall will soon descend upon us!  Grab your coat and get your hat, early Fall is on your doorstep.  Just direct your feet to the Claybanks Methodist Church!


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