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Dimondale United Methodist Church

6801 Creyts Rd
P.O. Box 387
Dimondale, MI 48821
Phone: (517) 646-0641
Looking for volunteers to help the church as Pulpit Assistants from October 2017 through September 2018 (or even for a couple of months).

Please contact the church office at (517) 646-0641 or
Email at dimondaleumc@gmail.com

Potluck Brunch To Welcome Rev. Peggy Huston Sunday, June 3 @ 10:30am

We will have a potluck brunch on Sunday, June 3rd instead of our normal coffee hour to extend a warm welcome to Peggy, who will be moving into the parsonage this week.  It has been nice having her worship with us the past few weeks and we look forward to the opportunity to sit and visit with her over brunch. 

Painting Party – Saturday, June 16th @ 9:00-????

We are getting new carpet in the entrance way and fellowship hall at the end of June. But before we lay that new carpet we would like to paint the walls. Breakfast goodies and lunch will be provided. To get this done in a day, we need all hands-on deck – and perhaps, some children and older grandchildren could be invited to our painting party. We will have long nap rollers there and some paint brushes, but if you have a favorite paint brush, please bring it.  If you can’t come for the entire day, your help is welcomed for part of the day. If you have any questions, contact Judy Entenman or Don Krepps.

Please save the date Sunday, July 1st

 

For the Community Worship Service at Lions Park in Dimondale, MI at 11:00 a.m.

Homeless Angels Dinner Thank You

As we drove into Burkewood Inn we were greeted by people sitting around visiting while children did chalk drawings on the parking lot.  They quickly helped us unload and set up.  We served over 40 people who gratefully enjoyed the dinner we provided on Friday, May 18. Thank you to all who contributed food, helped prepare and serve. Jody, one of the directors, was especially grateful for the snacks and milk.  They currently have 23 children staying with them which means they go through about two gallons of milk and lots of cereal and bread every morning for breakfast.  She said she was putting some of the snacks aside for summer as she is concerned when summer vacation is here and the students are no longer getting their school breakfasts and lunches.  Until we do something again as a church collectively, you might want to pick up some extra milk, bread, peanut butter, jelly, snacks to drop off at Homeless Angels.  Homeless Angels is in the old Burkewood Inn on Lansing Road. It is just past Waverly Road across from Grand River Park.  Any help would be appreciated. 

Personal Needs Pantry

    Did you know? –
  • Our Personal Needs Pantry is self-supporting. All funds come from your designated financial gifts and donated personal need items.
  • In addition, we receive money from the Dimondale Community spaghetti dinner and the Dimondale Community worship services.
  • In January and February, we served 46 families.
  • We have over 10 members of our congregation who give of their time shopping, packing, and distributing needed items to our many clients.
  • Every month our clients express much appreciation for this ministry.

Thank you to all who support this important outreach to our community through the gifts

of your money, items, and time.

Shut-In Ministry

 In February we expanded our ministry to our shut-ins by taking them communion monthly.  We spend time visiting with them, making important connections with the church and then sharing with them the grace and love received through Holy Communion.  Thanks to our nine volunteers who have made this possible: Connie Bliss, Jean Creyts, Judy Entenman, Doris Krepps, Tonie Lokker, Carol Moore, Sherrie and Tom Teesdale, and Sandy Winchell. 

If you would like to share in this important ministry, please let Judy Entenman know at (517) 646-0265.  There are other shut-ins who we would like to visit.  If you know of a shut-in who we should include in this ministry, please let Judy know. 

June Missions Project

EVE (End Violent Encounters) House offers a variety of services that focus on creating pathways to safety and give survivors opportunities to heal.  Provides supportive services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence while empowering our community through education and awareness.

Eve House has a 24-hour crisis line, abuse later in life, children programs, counseling and support groups, advocacy services, emergency shelter, and sexual assault service.  EVE provides temporary safe housing, meals and personal care items for survivors of domestic violence and their children.  The shelter is a confidential and secure location.  They do not house adult men but are happy to help assist in finding men who are victims of domestic violence a safe place to stay.

Items we are hoping to collect the month of June are:  Box fans, brooms and dust pans, socks, slippers (all sizes), underwear (all sizes), sweat pants and hoodies (all sizes), coloring books and crayons for kids and adults. Gift cards to Meijer, Target, CATA bus, gas cards, and pizza. Plastic cereal bowls and cups, cups for kids, bath towels and hand towels, washcloths.

Please help June’s mission project. 

Any questions please call Sherrie Teesdale at (517) 646-0222.

Thank you to all who gave to Hosanna House…these young adults need our help and most of all our prayers and they are so grateful for what they receive from Dimondale United Methodist Church…the little church with a gigantic heart.

MISSIONS 2018

January………………………Food Pantry
February…………………….Shrove Tuesday, UMCOR
March…………………………Personal Needs Pantry
April……………………………Heifer Project
May……………………………Homeless Angels
June……………………..……Eve House and conference project
July……………………….……School Supplies
August…………………..…..Hosanna House
September…………………Personal Needs Pantry
October………………..……Hats and Mittens and Trick or Treat Candies
November…………………Thanksgiving Dinners
December……………….…Christmas Magic

If you can help in any of the following ways, please call the church office or Judy Entenman (646-0265)

  1. Help with a mending project for one of our banners. If anyone has any sewing expertise I sure would appreciate your advice and help.
  2. Susan is in Europe so we are down to just 3 people for Prayer Fellowship. If you could give an hour (or less) once a week to help write notes, it would be appreciated.
  3. Help with the Personal Needs Pantry either packing the bags the day before the pantry or distributing the bags on Friday morning from 9:45 to noon. The pantry is the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.

Thank you.

Outreach

WOW!  Once again you responded with generosity for those we serve through our Personal Needs Pantry.  We filled FOUR shopping carts with toilet paper, paper towels, detergent and soap.  The need is great.  Over the course of the past year the number of families we serve has more than doubled going from 12-15 to 30-40.  Any additional help you can give throughout the year either through a cash gift or items donated to our shopping cart is greatly appreciated as we make our dollars stretch farther and farther.

The Pantry is Bare!

Every month our Personal Needs Pantry serves 23-27 families. That means about 150 rolls of toilet paper, 27 rolls of paper towels and boxes of Kleenex. It means detergent, dish washing soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, bars of soap, cleaning products, sanitary products, and deodorant. Whew! We keep our shoppers busy each month. This month we are going to help them out and fill our pantry. Last summer we filled four shopping carts. Can we repeat that? We especially need toilet paper, paper towels, detergent, and dish washing soap. Shampoos and deodorants are greatly appreciated, especially those that can be used by either gender. Take this shopping list with you the next time you go to the store.

  • Toilet Paper
  • Kleenex
  • Detergent
  • Dish washing Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Cleaning Products

Personal Needs Pantry

Volunteers Needed!!!

Call Monday – Friday between 9:00am – Noon & 2pm – 5pm
The Personal Needs Pantry
Dimondale United Methodist Church
6801 Creyts Rd.
517-646-0641

The Food Pantry
The First Presbyterian Church
162 N. Bridge St.
517-646-6183

An Opportunity to Serve, Is God Calling You?

One of our significant ministries and outreach to our community is our Personal Needs Pantry. Together with First Presbyterian Church who houses the Food Pantry we provide for those most needy in our community. Don and Doris Krepps, who have faithfully served in this ministry, are planning on transitioning out of this role by summer. We need some people who are willing to be here twice a month on Friday mornings as the items are distributed to those who call in. We also need someone willing to coordinate with First Presbyterian Church and recipients via phone calls and e-mail. And finally we need packers twice a month. Can you help? Do you hear God calling you to reach out to the needy in Christ’s name?  Please prayerfully think about if this is a way you can serve. To get more information or to express your interest in helping you can call Don or Doris Krepps or Judy Entenman.

Prayer Fellowship

Every Monday at 5pm, Dimondale United Methodist Church members gather in prayer, lifting up the joys and concerns of people in our congregation, our families, our communities and around the world.  In addition to praying for them, we send a personal prayer note to each person who desires one.  If you or someone you know is in need of prayer, you can call the church office (517) 646-0641 to relay a prayer request.  If you would like us to send a personal prayer note for someone, please include the person’s name and address. People enjoy the cards that the group sends out and they need your help. If you have some time please come and join them. To make a prayer request, click on the  Prayer Request tab on this website and share your prayers. If you have questions, please contact Judy Entenman (517-282-6827).

The Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Join Us At Prayer Fellowship

10. We have lots of Fun.
9. You get the latest news about our church family.
8. Many hands and prayers make light work.
7. It is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship with lots of laughter.
6. So Judy and Tonie don’t get writer’s cramp.
5. An opportunity to fuel your faith.
4. There is strength in numbers – especially in prayer.
3. To do one of the things the New Testament asks us to do: “Pray without ceasing.”
2. To  make a difference in people’s lives.
1. To become a part of a significant ministry of this church.

WE NEED YOU!
Prayer Fellowship meets every Monday at 6:00pm.

United Methodist Men

Dimondale/Grovenburg/Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship Group. Breakfast meeting every third Saturday, 8:00am at “Mike’s Village Restaurant” in Dimondale. All men in the community are invited.