Choirs Rehearse Weekly
September to June
*New members welcome

If you have any questions, please email Jack at

Chancel Choir
Thursdays - 6:30 p.m.

Bell Choir
Thursdays - 7:30 p.m.
Handbell Choir Rehearsal: We will meet twice a month beginning on Thursday, September 26th. Please contact the Choir Directory, Jack Bertrand, for a full schedule of rehearsal dates.

Children's Choir
Sundays -
10:00 a.m.

Complete this form to volunteer your time for Special Music.
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Sermon Series: Misfortune Cookies

We all hope for good fortune in our lives but what happens when our luck runs out and misfortune comes our way? What do we do when our plans collapse and life knocks us
down? Join us for this new series as we explore ways to deal with the shock of misfortune, grief, tragedy, and the unexpected. Where is God in the midst of our misfortune and what does faith look like and look for in the midst of tragedy?

Week 1: "When Life Hurts"

Week 2: "When Your World Collapses"

Week 3: "Getting Through Life’s Losses"

Week 4: "Finding Treasure in the Darkness"



UMW Rummage Sale, October 13th and 14th. Please donate items that you no longer
need and would like to give to the church for this event. More information to come…..

*Women's Study Group - Wednesday Mornings
James Moore has provided a fresh look at how we can serve God and our neighbor in his book "God Was Here and I Was Out to Lunch." Often, we're too preoccupied to notice the needs of those around us and to sense God's ever present grace. Reverend Moore offers easy steps to improve our ability to change our lives from "Me Centered" to "Other Centered."

Please join us for this six-week study at 9:30 a.m. in the parlor. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Lou Hanna at 627-4360 or Sue VanKampen at 627-2360.

"Women and Wine  on Wednesdays"
Join the over 21 women of the church once a month at the parsonage located at 912 E. Scott Street for a lively discussion on how we can keep it all together and be Proverbs 31 women.  Feel free to bring a refreshing beverage of your choosing!  Starts at 6:30 p.m. on the selected dates below.  Any questions, please contact Amy Hoyes or    Penny    Brooks.

June 23
July    21
August    18
Sept    22
Oct    20
Nov    17
Dec    15


A number of area churches in collaboration with our local library will be hosting a community wide discussion of the book, So You Want to Talk About Race.  In this New York Times bestseller, Ijeoma Oluo offers a hard-hitting but user-friendly examination of race in America

Let's face it we really don't want to talk about race but we need to. We've waited long enough. Still, it is a difficult subject to talk about.  Fortunately Ms. Oluo is giving us a way to discuss really hard topics like what is white privilege? Why does
everyone seem so sensitive about this issue or is it just me?

Look for more information on times and locations for our small group meetings in October and get the book now and start reading it.

We can be salt and light to the community but we have to prepare ourselves so we can interact with love and grace as we have these hard conversations. Mary Lou Hanna will be leading one group but there will be others held all over the city. Please plan to read the book and participate.

We can do this for ourselves, our brothers and sisters in Christ, and our community.

Upcoming Meetings

Monday 9/1 

1:00 p.m. UMC/Parlor

Tuesday 9/14 

4:30 p.m. Worship Team/Parlor

Wednesday 9/15
6:00 Wine, Women, Wednesday.  At the Parsonage (ladies are asked to bring 2 non-perishable items for the food bank. Ladies whose last name begins with M-Z are asked to bring a dish to pass and a refreshment. Pop, coffee, and water will be provided. Bring your own wine.

October 13th and 14th 
UMC Rummage Sale - GLFUMC

October 19th  
Church Conference 6:00 p.m. at GLFUMC

*Time of Prayer
We have been created for intimate conversation with God. Come for a time of quiet reflection and prayer with our heavenly Father.

When: Tuesdays
Time: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Where: Church Chapel

"Be joyful always; pray continually." 1 Thessalonians 16-17

Sing for Joy, Share Your Musical Gifts
The church music team is gearing up for another season of leading worship through music. We need additional members to join us in this pursuit for both the Chancel Choir and Bell Choir.

Chancel Choir Rehearses from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
The Bell Choir Rehearses from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Handbell Choir Rehearsals: We will meet twice a month. Please contact the Choir Directory, Jack, for a full schedule of rehearsal dates.

Joining one of the music groups is a wonderful way to utilize your spiritual gifts and participate in worship in addition to having another avenue of fellowship at the church. Please contact Choir Director, Jack Bertrand at with questions about either the Chancel Choir or Bell Choir.

*For more information and details regarding upcoming Church/Youth Activities please go to the top of the home page and click on the "Online Library" for links to the "Chimes" newsletter and monthly "Calendar" of events.