April 22, 2018




Resources & Help
Feeding America trucks will distribute food here on Saturday, June 2 and Saturday, August 4. Volunteers will be needed.  Please tell Chris Langer, (906)239-6096, if you can help with either truck or both.

Car Care Clinic, Saturday, May 12 at First Covenant Church, on ‘H’ St. If you can volunteer to help, please call Rob Hibbard, (906)396-2301. Come for a couple of hours or all day. It’s fun! This event is sponsored by United Men in Ministry. For more information, you can attend UMM’s breakfast at 8:00 a.m., Saturday, April 14 at Maple Creek Restaurant. UMM meet in the back room. All are welcome.

April’s Mission of the Month is the North Dakota mission trip. The dates of this year’s trip are June 17-22.

The North Dakota trip has been a labor of love for our team for many years now. Originally gathered and inspired by Marilyn Phillips’ leadership, we continue to come together as teammates, grandparents, parents, children, and grandchildren to join together with the Spirit Lake Ministry Center in helping, supporting, caring for, and learning more about the people of the Spirit Lake Nation.

We are honored to be April’s Mission of the Month and grateful for the love, prayers, and support of our church family. The money given this month will go toward our travel expenses to get our team safely to North Dakota and back. Thank you so much for your support! –Kristy Ryan


 The Mission of the Month for March   UMCOR Giving

(Taken from http://www.umcgiving.org/ministry-articles/one-great-hour-of-sharing)

When disaster strikes around the globe—Haiti’s 2010 earthquake or Typhoon Haiyan in 2013—so many watching the drama unfold on our living room televisions feel entirely helpless. How could any one person make a difference in the wake of such widespread devastation? As responders around the globe scramble to help survivors, the United Methodist Committee on Relief, UMCOR, is prepared to act.

Don’t be fooled by the word ‘committee.’ Since 1940, when UMCOR’s forerunner was established to meet the needs of those suffering overseas at the onset of World War II, we’ve continued to respond to those in desperate need—today throughout more than 80 countries around the world.

The response of UMCOR isn’t something ‘they’ do. It’s something ‘we’ do. That’s because your generous giving to UMCOR Sunday (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing) is what allows UMCOR to act as the arms and legs of Christ’s church, moving toward the most vulnerable in their darkest days. Convinced that all people have God-given worth and dignity—without regard to race, religion or gender—together we are assisting those impacted by crisis or chronic need.

Because you give, the United Methodist Church’s compassionate response to human suffering continues today:

· When tornadoes ripped through Oklahoma, we responded

· When children in Zimbabwe lost parents to AIDS, we responded

· When a massive tsunami devastated lives in Japan, we responded

· And when the next mass crisis occurs, we will be prepared to respond.

Will you continue to give to UMCOR during the month of March (formerly One Great Hour of Sharing)? Will you continue to meet the needs of the children, families, and communities who’ve experienced devastation in the wake of disaster? God bless you for caring and serving our Lord, Jesus Christ, in and through those who are suffering.


  2016 Mission of the Month Giving— Thank You, Everybody!

 Month        Dollars         Mission

January       $373.05        Our Community meal program

February     $302.25        Bay Cliff Health Camp

March         $358.00        UMCOR

April           $251.27        Annual Conference

May            $176.06        ND mission trip

June            $201.83        Camp scholarships

July             $448.70        Health Cabin

August        $138.34        The Baldwin Center

September   $329.81        Brother’s Keeper Fund

October       $439.96        World Communion

November   $122.94        The Salvation Army

December    $330.40        Camp Scholarships