Prayer Fellowship Mondays at 5 P.M.
Prayer Fellowship resumes Monday, September 10 at 5 p.m.
Prayer Fellowship is a small group ministry that meets once a week to write prayer cards to our shut-ins and to those who have been lifted up in prayer. It is also a time of fellowship. We are a fairly flexible group and would love to have others join us in this prayer ministry. If you would like a vital way to connect with the church, please come. If you have questions, please contact Judy Entenman (517-282-6827).
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.
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.
January 2019 Missions
January’s mission project will be our personal needs pantry. Unfortunately, there is always a need for these items.
So, while you are out shopping and would like to help the pantry we could use Kleenex (it is that time of year with colds and sniffles). Toilet paper, paper towel, toothpaste, bars of soap, toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent, dish soap, and shampoo are also needed.
If you have never worked the personal needs pantry day, you should, all our friends/neighbors who use the pantry are so appreciative.
In addition to the pantry we are looking for black permanent markers, zip lock bags, and all the items (please see Project Salud y Paz article) Judy Entenman and Susan Milligan are taking to Guatemala.
February will be our pancake supper for Shrove Tuesday. We will be letting you know later what items we need to make this the best pancake supper around.
Sherrie Teesdale, Missions Chairperson
Judy Entenman and Susan Milligan will be traveling to Guatemala to volunteer at Salud y Paz in January. This is a school sponsored by the Methodist Church. They will be helping at the school and health clinic. Below is a list of items that we will be collecting for them to take with them:
- 2 Gallon Zip Lock Bags
- 1 Gallon Zip Lock Bags
- Sandwich Zip Lock Bags
- Ibuprofen – 200mg
- Black Sharpie Markers
- Dry Erase Markers
- Foam Puzzles for 3-6-year-olds
- Wood Puzzles for 3-6-year-olds
- Large Safety Pins
If you have any questions please contact Judy Entenman, Tonie Lokker, Susan Milligan, or Sherrie Teesdale
Carol Prince is offering FREE registered notary services. She has 37 years of experience.
You may contact Carol Prince at (517) 420-0716
February…………………….Shrove Tuesday, UMCOR
March…………………………Personal Needs Pantry
June……………………..……Eve House and conference project
September…………………Personal Needs Pantry
October………………..……Hats and Mittens and Trick or Treat Candies
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
- Dish washing Soap
- Cleaning Products
Personal Needs Pantry
Call Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am until 1:00pm
The Personal Needs Pantry
Dimondale United Methodist Church
6801 Creyts Rd.
The Food Pantry
The First Presbyterian Church
162 N. Bridge St.
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.
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 5:00pm.
United Methodist Men
Dimondale/Grovenburg/Mt. Hope United Methodist Church Men’s Fellowship Group. Breakfast meeting every third Saturday, 8:00am at MorningLory in Dimondale. All men in the community are invited.