On May 15th, we will have Music Ministry Sunday during the Worship time. We are expecting to hear from the Chancel Choir, Kids Praise Choir, Gosbells Bell Choir, and the Revelations Bell Choir, as well as having the chance to sing songs as a Congregation. Please plan to worship with us and make a joyful noise unto the Lord.
This Sunday, we will be honoring Mother’s, and Ladies in the congregation. We will have a chance to celebrate the ways they have gifted our lives, and often increased our faith. The message will be on Love. The challenge to love others and to remain strongly grounded in the love of Christ in our lives. It is appropriate that we will be talking about love on Mother’s Day, as often our Mother’s model sacrificial love to us. Please plan on bringing the ladies in your life to Church on Sunday. Blessings! Rev. Mike
All Church Christmas Caroling December 5th at 3:00 PM I know the church has a tradition of Christmas Caroling to Nursing Homes or to shut-ins. It is my understanding that this has been done at times by Sunday school classes and also by the choir. I would like to condense all of this and make it a whole church event on the afternoon of December 5th at 3 PM. We would meet at the church together and either all go out together (if we are a smaller group) or split into groups so we can share the love of Christ with more folks. It is my hope that we can return to the church for soup or pizza as we continue our celebration around the table. You do not have to be a singer to make a joyful noise and this is truly a gift that touches the heart of our indoor friends. There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex to help with planning for snacks, drinks, and planning the destinations. Thank you,Rev. Grant
When you are grieving a loved one’s death, the holiday season can be especially painful. Our Surviving the Holidays seminar helps participants prepare for the holidays and even discover hope for the future. Please join us for this encouraging seminar Nov. 6, 10:00 a.m. to Noon Christ United Methodist Church 600 E. Gorgas St, Louisville, OH 44641 For information or to register by Nov 3rd contact Holly Grant at 330-875-1483 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Save the Date, Mission Dinner and Auction October 17th Mark your calendars and save the date for the annual Missions Dinner and Auction scheduled for the evening of Sunday, October 17, 2021. This annual event is a highlight of the Church year and is also the biggest fundraiser for supporting our mission’s efforts for the coming year. The Older than Dirt Band will make your ears happy as you begin viewing auction items prior to the dinner. This year's delicious dinner includes Swiss steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, tossed salad, fresh bread, pie, and beverage. Ticket sales date to be announced soon. Please pray fully consider what you can contribute to this annual mission auction event. Auctionable items, services, theme baskets, gift cards, collectibles, specialty products, meals, travel get-away, and nothing is too small to be used by the Lord to help others. 'Sign-ups' for donated items will be in the Sunday School classes & church office soon and will all be collected Sunday, October 10th so the auction booklets can be printed. All auction items can be brought to the Fellowship Hall the week of October 10th but should all be at the church by 12noon on Friday, October 15th. Baked items for the auction can be brought in the day of the auction.
Christ Works! I pray that you are having a wonderful Constitution Week and I am so thankful for all those who helped with the Mayor’s Prayer breakfast. Our cooks provided a great meal and one of our own, Pastor Carolyn, helped to lead us in prayer. It was an excellent start to an important week for this community. This week we will be continuing in the series, Living God’s Way and we will be looking at the Sabbath. The Sabbath is a day set aside for rest and recharging our physical, mental, and spiritual batteries. It is a gift from God to his creation. When we don’t take a time of rest for our mind and body, we pay a price in our mental and physical health. When we don’t set aside a time to worship and be with our faith family, we pay a price in our spiritual health. We will be looking at the Sabbath and how it was created for us to bless us. I pray you can be with us this Sunday as we worship, fellowship, and rest in presence of God. May God richly bless your week and I hope to see you in church. Blessings! Rev. Mike
Christ Works! I hope you had a very blessed Labor Day weekend. Long before there was a Big Ten Conference (which now has 14 teams, I will never get that), God gave us the Big Ten Commandments. These were rules God gave directly to Moses on the Mountain. They were literally written in stone for us to learn and follow. They are commands on how we are to honor God, honor the Sabbath, and live together in community. For the next month, I will be preaching a series called Living God’s Way. We will kick off this series this week as we look at honoring God. We will also take a little time to pray for our nation as we remember the 20th anniversary of 9-11. I pray you can be with us this Sunday either in person or in the Parking lot 4 Praise as we worship, fellowship, and grow together in our knowledge and love of God. May God richly bless your week and I hope to see you in church. Blessings! Rev. Mike
The Blessing of Backpacks will also be on August 15, during the worship hour. We are requesting all students including preschoolers, to bring their backpacks to church and when asked to come to the front of the church the children can wear their backpacks for a special blessing for the school year. Children can bring their backpacks to kid’s worship and Sunday school for easy pickup.
Romans 5:1-11 Peace and Hope Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we are still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for the righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this. While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God's wrath through him! For if while we were God's enemies, we were reconciled, to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! Not only is this so, but we also boast God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
I hope you can come on Sunday and be present with us in the Sanctuary or in the parking lot. Worship is a wonderful time to slow down and to focus on God’s love and blessings. Please plan to spend this warm Sunday in the cool (air conditioned and yes there are some really cool folks here) presence of your church family. Blessings. Rev. Mike