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Sturgis First United Methodist Church
269-651-5990

Worship Times

For now the only way that we can provide a worship service for you is on the Facebook page for First United Methodist Church. 
Once the Covid restrictions are lifted, we will resume the hours as stated below. 


We meet at 9:30 and 11:00 each Sunday. Communion is served on the first Sunday of each month. 

The 9:30 service is worship with the Praise Band, Reconciled, offering a contemporary service with Christian music and the pastor preaching. This is now being held in Fellowship Hall downstairs.

The 11:00 service worships with preaching, the choir, hymns and organ music. This is now face to face in the sanctuary.

On a regular basis, WBET broadcasts each Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service on its 1230 AM station. 
First United Methodist Church is located at
 200 Pleasant St. in downtown Sturgis.  Parking is available south of the building as well as north of the church in the city parking lot and behind the church in the Hackman Funeral Home parking lot. The entrance on the circle drive is the accessible entrance and barrier free with greeters and use of elevator and restrooms. Additional information about the church can be found on the church’s Facebook page. For more information, please call the church office at 
269-651-5990.​

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Worship is family friendly. Come experience: 
    Open Hearts ~ Open Doors~ Open Minds
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New Office Hours
Church office hours are now Monday, and Thursday,
afternoons. You may leave messages at other times at 
651-5990 or call Pastor Sue direct at (989) 287-1770.

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Direct Bill Pay
If you are like me, you hate to write checks and try to remember bills each month especially when you are on vacation or away. The finance committee would like to encourage you to set up a direct bill pay through your bank so that your tithes and offerings can always reach the church even if you don’t. There are generic forms in the office if you cannot do this online. If you have any questions, please speak with Bruce Gosling, chair of finance.


Events
We have a box in the coat room where you can drop off any small items, like motel soap, shampoo, small trinkets?? Barb B will deliver to Thurston Woods. They can use them for Bingo prizes etc.
  Thank you,
  John Blanchard

Join us Face to Face on Sunday, February 21st @11:00 am.
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Follow Facebook to see the Sunday morning services at 11:00 until further notice.
Your offerings can still be sent to the church office. 
They will be collected, counted, and deposited each week. 
Read The Upper Room Free Here

We are completely updating our prayer list.  We will be publishing this each month. This list will only be in the newsletter. The names will not be on our web page or facebook page. 

If you would like to add someone to the next prayer list, call the church office (651-5990) or e-mail the church (fumcsturgis@gmail.com) and include:
1.Your name and phone number
2.Name of person to be on the prayer list
3.Reason (This info is for Pastor Sue.)
4.Any other information Pastor Sue should know.

Prayer List 
E-MAILING THE NEWSLETTER  

We have had some people ask if the monthly newsletter can be sent to them in an e-mail instead of mailing them a paper copy.

WE CAN DO THIS!!

If you would like your newsletter to come in an e-mail, please send an e-mail to the church, fumcsturgis@gmail.com 
1.Put “e-mail newsletter” on the subject line.
2.Give us your name and the e-mail address you want us to use for the e-mail.

We will start e-mailing your newsletter in November.

The Parlor Sunday School Class will be meeting at 
9 o’clock on Sunday mornings, by zoom. We are currently studying parables of Jesus.

If people would like to join us by zoom, please contact Debra Mathis for additional information.
269-251-5693
What Kids Say About Lent and Easter.
We are excited to see you each Sunday face to face. It's been way too long! 
We all miss each other. 
In order for us to do this please read the guidelines below: 
1. Enter through the circle drive or Chapel doors. Please do not congregate at the doors. 
2. You must wear a mask covering your nose and mouth for the entire service. 
Please stay 6 feet apart from non-family members.
3. It would be beneficial to wear your name tags. 
4. Hand sanitizer is available and we encourage you to use it. 
5. You will need to record your contact information each Sunday, in case 
someone tests positive and the health department can contact you. 
6. Please sit every other pew and away from non-family members.
7. There will be music, you may hum or mouth the words, but please no singing. 
8. Offerings can be placed in the baskets by the doors. 
9. There will be no coffee hours or gatherings.


IN-PERSON WORSHIP
Sunday, February 21, was our first time back for in- person worship.
We had 45 in attendance. It was great seeing people back together in the sanctuary for worship.

UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL BOOKS
The March/April devotional books are available on the table between
the doors at the circle drive entrance. The cost is $0.75.

NEWSLETTER POSTAGE
If you would like to sponsor the postage for the monthly newsletter, the cost is $60. The cost has gone down due to the number of people who are receiving their newsletter by e-mail. Send your check to the church and mark “newsletter postage” on the memo line.

UMCOR HELP FOR THOSE IN THE SOUTH
If you would like to donate to UMCOR to help people in the south who were hit hard by the recent storms (and you don’t want to do it on-line), you can write a check made out to the church and put “storm relief” on the memo line. 100% of your donation will go to help others.

RETURNABLE BOTTLES AND CANS
We are still collecting clean Michigan returnable bottles and cans. Jackie Brazo takes them back to the store for us and the money goes into our mission trip fund. Hopefully we will be able to go on a mission trip soon since so many people need help. You may drop off your bottles and cans inside the circle drive doors by the wooden container.

THANK YOU TRUSTEES
The Trustees put new ceiling tile in the entryway and stairway, plus new LED lighting, replaced the water stained tile in the office and completed some repairs on the boiler.

Click HERE for a Lenten Message from Bishop David Bard. 
Monday Morning Walkers
This should be dated January 4, 2021.