July 25, 2017
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KIDS AGE 3 to HIGH SCHOOL!  Please joins us for Sunday School at 9:00 am during the School Year!  (May 14, 2017 will be the last day of Children's Sunday School this year.)    A great time of learning, fellowship, singing, and meeting new friends.....we look forward to seeing you!  

Confirmation Class

Confirmation is Preparation for the Adventure of Faithfulness! Those who follow Jesus know that every happening near us, around us, and with us…that’s God providing us with new and exciting experiences. Even when it seems like the ‘same old, same old,’ the Holy Spirit of God is nudging us to live life large, with energy and abundance. When our children reach their early teens, we Methodists take time to prepare them for understanding God in their lives more fully. We encourage them and prepare them for a life of faithfulness. We hope that they will want to Confirm the covenant relationship that was given to them at their Baptism.

Starting after Easter, Pastor will begin classes for young people born in 2002 and 2003. This will be a 30-week process…ending at the beginning of Advent in late November, with the ceremony of Confirmation during Sunday morning worship. If you are interested in having a young person in your household (who will be 14 or 15 in 2017) participate in this process, please contact Pastor Geri, (906)774-2545. Please pray for the youth and their families during this special time.

 The Adult Sunday school   Meets during the School year on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. to talk with each other about God and the church and how it is that we can best serve as disciples of Jesus.  The class will take a break for the summer--May 21 will be the last class for this season.  You are welcome to join us!  Please call the office, 774-2545, if you would like a book and more information about the class.

  Graduation Sunday will be celebrated on May 21 at the 10:30 service, and this year we want to include a celebration of college graduates, community college program finishers, and any other educational completion event in your life. Please call the office, 774-2545, and let us know the good news of your achievement, so we can rejoice with you and thank God for your gifts and efforts.

Graduating High School Seniors, please submit to the church office by May 7 five or six photos of yourself through the years, and also tell us of your activities in high school and your plans for the future, which we will publish in the bulletin and Tower.

Applications for the 2017 Marie Bleecker Scholarships for graduating high school seniors are on the wall across from the church office. Scholarships are $250. 

Cameron Mulka was the 2017 recipient of the Marie Bleecker Scholarship.   Good work, Cameron and Congratulations!

Celebrating Our

2017 Graduates:

Lucas James Cavalieri is the son of Steve and Debby Cavalieri. He is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School. In high school, Lucas participated in chorus, band, cross country, and track. He was also a member of the honor society, and the varsity, environmental, and key clubs. He helped with horseback riding for the handicapped and Kids on the Block puppet troupe. Lucas will attend Northern Michigan University for his bachelor’s in physical therapy. He will then go on to Michigan State University for his doctorate in physical therapy.

Megan Lehane DeLano is the daughter of Bud and Denise DeLano. She’s a graduate of Marquette University. She will be receiving her Master’s Degree in Physician Assistant Studies. In the fall, she will be relocating to Salt Lake City, Utah, to work as a Reconstructive Plastic Surgery PA-C.

Paige Fortner is the daughter of Kirk and Laura Fortner, and granddaughter of Barbara Clemo, and Joe and Karen Fortner. She is a graduate of Iron Mountain High School. In high school, Paige participated in basketball, volleyball, and softball. She was a member of YAC, Key Club, Science Olympiad, Tri-Hi-Y, student council, and was vice-president of her senior class. She was a member of the North Dakota mission team her sophomore year, and has volunteered at the DCHS emergency department, and at the VA Hospital. Paige will attend St. Norbert College in the fall, majoring in nursing.

Sierra Fortner is the daughter of Derek and Kristin Fortner, and the granddaughter of Joe and Karen Fortner. She is a graduate of Kingsford High School. In high school, she participated in volleyball for four years, and soccer and track for one year. Sierra plans to attend Northern Michigan University in the fall to pursue a degree in radiography.

Marchella Mariucci is the daughter of Tino and Kim Mariucci of Norway. She is a graduate of Norway High School. She is the sister of Gino and the granddaughter of Joe and Karen Fortner. Marchella has participated in sideline and competitive cheer for four years, has been a member of YAC and chorus, and has held down a part-time job. She has been on the honor roll and was Student of the Week. She will be attending Bay West in Iron Mountain to become an x-ray technician.

Cameron Mulka is the son of Steve and Wendy Mulka. He is the grandson of Henry and Joyce London. Cameron is a graduate of Kingsford High School. In high school, Cameron has participated in band, jazz band, football, tennis, cross country, track, baseball, swimming, and basketball. His volunteer work at church includes operating the projection system and helping with the meal program, and he went on the North Dakota mission trip. He will attend Michigan Technological University and major in electrical engineering.

 Did You Know?...Our TUMC library is available to you! Located in the church office, the library contains many authors, titles, and selections.   Come check it out!