About Us

The Claybanks United Methodist Church Mission
We accept the responsibility to provide a nurturing community of faith to our members and the surrounding area. We accept the responsibility for ministering to all our members, wherever they live, and the persons in the community where we are located, and to provide appropriate spiritual training and nurturing to all ages, cultures, racial and ethnic groups, as well as those with handicaps.

Christian Ethics
We do not care what your sexual preference is!
We do not care what the color of your skin is!
We do not care how much money you make!
We do not care what kind of car you drive!
We do not care what home you live in!
We do not care if you are illiterate or have a PHD!
We do care about the condition of your heart!
We do care about your well being…
We do care if you have been hurt or abused!
We do care if you are hungry!
We care; because we want those with hardened hearts to realize that everyone is not out to hurt you.
We care because Jesus said to love our neighbor.
“That means everyone! No exceptions and no excuses!”

Come to Claybanks UMC, one and all…Come let us hear God’s words together in Love and let God take you where God wants you to go.

Church Contacts
Mailing Address
Claybanks UMC
9197 56th Avenue
P O Box 104
Montague MI 49437

Office Phone – 231 923-0573
Office Email – Claybanks UMC@gmail.com

Pastor Gary Peterson
Office 231-923-0573
Home 231-869-3373
Cell 616-644-5520
E-mail: claybanksUMC@gmail.com

Konnie Grant
Office 231-923-0573
Email kogrant55@charter.net

Prayer Chain
To activate the prayer chain contact Carol Royalty 231-894-8182 or Pastor Gary

Our Leadership
Lay Leader-  Edie Bogart
Administrative Council Chair – Art Grumm
Finance Chair –  Curt Lohman
Trustee Chair – Dave Grossman
Membership Care/Outreach Edythe Brown
Missions – June Freeman
UMW President – Edie Bogart  & Mitzi Parsons
Sunday School Superintendent – Karissa Pease 

The Claybanks United Methodist Church offers many opportunities for Christian growth:
·       Sunday worship 10:30 am
·       Communion first Sunday of the month
·       Sunday School 10:15 am (except during the summer)
·       United Methodist Women
·       Bible Study Classes and Small Group Discussions
·       New Member and Confirmation Classes
·       Outreach Ministries

Special Worship & Educational Opportunities
We participate with our sister church, Shelby UMC for some special educational and worship services including:

-Wednesday SUM Club (not during the summer)
-Youth Group (our Youth had a very SUCCESSFUL 30 Hour Famine this year!)
-Blessing of the Animals (a special opportunity to have your pet blessed)
-Blue Christmas (a special service for those who may be grieving during the Christmas season)
-Christmas Eve Candlelite Services (one at 7 pm and one at 11 pm)

From Meinert Park Road – North 1 ½ miles on Indian Bay Road
From Webster Road – South 1 mile on 56th Ave. to 9197 S. 56th Ave.

“Not all of us can do great things, but we can do small things with Great Love!” ~ Mother Theresa