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This page is where you will find many of the events and things that happen in and around First United Methodist Church of Sturgis, Michigan.   
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installed new central air and furnace in Parsonage.
Cleaned the roof top air conditioners in the Sanctuary.
Replaced radiator coil in room 105.
Repaired leaking radiators in Sanctuary.

Installed new fence and gate on east side of church.

Tentative church clean-up is Nov. 3 - 9 AM

Repaired Chapel entrance doors.

Completed our last Adopt-a-highway clean up for the year. Thanks to Art, Walter, Dave and John.

John Blanchard
Our Trustees have been busy this year so far!

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


 6 people helped picked up litter on our 2 miles of 
M-66 adopt-a-highway program:
 Art & Walter Ebert, John & Dave Blanchard, Kerri Millett, 
and John Polzin.

Thank you all very much for volunteering.

On August 26th, Midge Steward presented us with the opportunity to support the weekend backpacks to feed hungry elementary and, in addition this year, middle school children in Sturgis. It costs approximately $360.00 per child for the school year. Three churches plan to help to feed 110 elementary kids and middle school kids: First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and Sturgis Missionary. In addition to church support, there were corporate grants, donations from local business, organizations and service clubs as well as private donations. Food is purchased at reduced cost from the South Central Food Bank in Battle Creek. Thanks to Parlin’s furniture for donating storage space. Meijer generously donated dental supplies. The best way to support this project is with your financial contribution so the program continues and expands to meet demand. Volunteers pick up food in Centreville monthly, weekly delivery people pack the backpacks on Thursday and take them to the schools. All money is used to purchase food, as volunteers donate their time and vehicle use. Contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to become involved, contact Julie Brenner at 467-3151 for details. Please give generously again. Forms are in the Messenger, or you can drop your donation in the office or offering plate (mark it for Helping Hands).

Helping Hands Backpack Program to feed our children in Sturgis

We helped to feed the children of the world. 

Our Newest Members! WELCOME!
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The Purpose-Driven Life is a manifesto for Christian living in the 21st century...a lifestyle based on eternal purposes, not cultural values. Using biblical stories letting the Bible speak for itself, Warren clearly explains God's five purposes for each of us:

We were planned for God's pleasure 
so your first purpose is to offer real worship.

We were formed for God's family 
so your second purpose is to enjoy real fellowship.

We were created to become like Christ, 
so your third purpose is to learn real discipleship.

We were shaped for serving God 
so your fourth purpose is to practice real ministry.

We were made for a mission 
so your fifth purpose is to live out real evangelism.

And now a thank you from our Trustees….
Thank you to everyone that mowed the church lawn last year, you did a great job. We had enough volunteers, so that we only had to mow 4 or 5 times.
Please sign up again this year. We welcome any new members that wish to join us and we will have a good summer.

Sign up sheet is at the Sanctuary door.
Thank you.

John Blanchard