Caring Connections is a nurturing group that has several areas in which participants can be in ministry.
Sewing, knitting and other needle arts skills are used to create items for distribution to shut-ins and the hospitalized. The group works to provide kits and clothing for the Midwest Distribution Center which services the US and world. The committee also oversees provisions for funeral lunches.
The many acts of caring spearheaded by this committee include making costumes for the Children's Christmas Program, knitting prayer shawls, making hand-sewn lap robes for shut-ins, blankets for babies baptized in the church, sending out birthday cards to elderly church members, providing keepsake spoons for babies, and encouraging healthy living and preventative care.
Other aspects of support cared for by Caring Connections includes overseeing the distribution of bread at worship on Sunday mornings which is used to welcome newcomers and to recognize congregants celebrating special life events.
Guys Lunch Out
Guys Lunch Out is an opportunity for men of the church to socialize and provide support for each other. The group meets at the church on the third Thursday of each month at 12:15 p.m. Once gathered they car pool to a predetermined area restaurant for food and fellowship and to discuss participation in upcoming events. Hoping to continue this event sometime in the future.
Contact the Church office at (517) 627-3256.
Homebound Communion Stewards
This is a group of caring individuals who take communion once a month to our homebound members.
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women host an Enrichment Circle which meets the first Monday afternoon of every month at 1:00 p.m. Its purpose is "To know God and experience freedom as whole persons through Jesus Christ; to develop a creative, supportive fellowship; and to expand concepts of mission through participation in the global ministries of the church." Meetings are held in the Church parlor and include a program of enriching topics and a time for fellowship. Contact: The church office at (517) 627-3256. Hoping to start this back up again in September/October 2020.
United Methodist Men
United Methodist Men meet at the A & W for breakfast the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 a.m. This is a time of fellowship and to discuss participation in the occasional activities at the church in which the men participate, such as, Lenten breakfasts or a work day at the Church. Contact the Church office at (517) 627-3256.
For specific information on the above groups, current activities, and opportunities for service and involvement, Download the Current Issue of the newsletter, The Chimes; check the Sunday Worship bulletin; phone the contact person or the Church Office at 627-3256 or E-mail Us via our secure Contact Us form.