Sturgis First United Methodist Church
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First United Methodist Church is located at 200 Pleasant St. in downtown Sturgis and 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. Additional information about the church can be found on the church’s website, www.sturgisfumc.org or Facebook page. For more information, please call the church office at 269-651-5990.​
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 Domestic Assault Shelter let us know that besides the general items on the tree, they could really use meat.  Is there anyone who has beef, pork or chicken in the freezer who could donate some? Please call the office and let them know. 


July 7, 2016

Dear Friends:

I have been horrified to watch the two videos of the shootings in Louisiana and now Minnesota. They are difficult to watch and difficult to understand how, once again, two African American men are dead after what should have been a routine confrontation with police. 

My heart aches for the families involved as they grieve the loss of their loved ones. I pray for that day when violence and racism are no longer a part of our society, and when we treat our sisters and brothers with dignity and respect. 

Let us all pledge to not only pray for a change in our society, but let us also work to overcome the causes of racism and violence that tears apart the fabric of society, and goes counter to everything taught to us by Jesus.

Lord have mercy!

Peace,

​Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey
Michigan Area




​July 8, 2016

Our hearts break again


Dear Friends:

Only yesterday, I wrote to you about the heartbreaking videos of the shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Last night, during a time intended to bring peaceful attention to those events, shots once again shattered the night, this time taking the lives of 5 police officers in Dallas, TX.

Again, our hearts break with the news of more violence. We abhor violence of any kind and again pray that we can find a path of love. As one Dallas resident said, "Let's just stop the shooting!" Another said, "Let's live in love and put love in our hearts!"

Please join me today at 1:00PM EDT/12:00 CDT in prayer and unity with those who will be gathering in Dallas for an interfaith prayer service. Please pray for all those who lost their lives in senseless acts of violence in Louisiana, Minnesota, Dallas and dozens of other cities across our nation. 

Again I say, Lord have mercy!

Peace,

Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey
Michigan Area

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