Connect Others with the Love of God to Transform the World

Dimondale United Methodist Church

6801 Creyts Rd
P.O. Box 387
Dimondale, MI 48821

Holiday Craft Show

Friday, November 22, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, November 23, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Lunch Served 11:00am – 2:00pm

It is that time of year again.  Time to dust off the holiday recipes. We will be participating in the Dimondale Holiday Craft Shows Friday, November 22nd  and Saturday, November 23rd.  We will be serving lunch and selling baked goods. Anything is welcome.  Cookies, fudge, candy go very well.  Anything you have made in the past is great or try a new recipe.

Please have items to the church no later than Friday, November 22nd at 8:00am. I will be at the church Thursday the 21st from 4:30 – 6:30pm setting up.  Please bring your baked goods so that we can sell by the pound.Please provide us with the ingredients so we can alert people of any allergies.

Sign- up sheets are on clipboards Sundays.  Any questions or concerns please contact Tonie Lokker at (517) 449-5362.

The Trustee Committee would like to thank the following people:

Sherrie Teesdale for Donating her Snow Blower

John Smith for the US Flag and Flagpole

Ray Miller, Gary Grant & Neighbor, Don, Brad Smith, Dan Creyts, Jeff Waldron, and Don Krepps for their dedication to keeping the church grounds maintained

Please mark your calendar for the Family Holiday Dinner and Hanging of the Greens on Sunday, December 8th

Who Wrote the Gospels and Why?

Pastor Linda will be offering a class on the topic of how the Gospels came to be written and by whom, exploring the interplay between the four Gospels and how they both agree and differ from each other. The class will explain the strands of tradition from which these four accounts of Jesus’ life spring and the inspiration behind how they are constructed.

The four classes will be offered on these four Wednesdays at 10:30am in the fellowship hall of the church: October 9, October 16, November 6 and November 20.

This same class will be offered at Mayflower Congregation Church on Mt Hope at noon on the following four Sundays: October 6, October 13, November 3 and November 17.

You are invited to attend whichever place and time fits your schedule.

Feel free to bring a curious friend!

November Mission

We will be collecting food items for three to four families this year. All the families are from Dimondale Elementary that for various reasons could use our help.  Please pick up a tag from the back altar with a food item or place a donation in the offering marked “Thanksgiving Families” and we will use that money towards helpful food items. Please bring in your donation by Sunday, November 24th. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

Tonie Lokker

It is hard to believe November is here.  I do want to thank everyone for supporting Henry, the young boy in Guatemala, we are sponsoring, because of you we met our goal.  We also did an awesome job contributing to Dimondale Elementary with hats, gloves, and socks.  Well Done DUMC!  Oh, and with the trick or treat goodies too.

We have so much to be thankful for that it makes one think of the song, “Count Your Blessings, name them one by one.”  You, the congregation, my church family are one of my many blessings. I appreciate your love and support for all our mission projects.  Tonie Lokker is making tags for food items needed for our Thanksgiving baskets.  Please be generous and let us show our neighbors that we want to feed them and would like them to join us.  Also, don’t forget the personal needs pantry, the need is great, and the supplies are low.

Happy Thanksgiving! 

Sherrie Teesdale

Church Directory Update

Please note that beginning on Sunday, August 18th,

Bill Lewis will be working on updating the church directory.  Please verify that the church has your current contact information.  Mr. Lewis will be available at the back of the sanctuary after the worship service.  Remember to bring your smile too! 

Give from Your IRA

Protect your own financial position

Is a Qualified Charitable Distribution right for you?

If you own an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) and are over 70 ½ years of age, you are required by law to withdraw funds from the IRA each year incurring taxable income upon receipt.

A Qualified Charitable Distribution allows you to direct part or all of those funds to Dimondale United Methodist Church and, in doing so, avoid the taxes that would be associated with that income.

Keep in mind:

  • IRA owners must be 70 ½ years of age or older to set up a Qualified Charitable Distribution.
  • Your gift must be sent directly from the financial institution holding your IRA to the Church.
    • If the withdrawn funds are sent to you first, you will be taxed.
  • Up to $100,000 annually may be transferred to charity per donor; husbands and wives are treated separately.
  • Any amount processed as a Qualified Charitable Distribution will count toward your
    • Required Minimum Distribution and can help you save money on your taxes.
  • If you have questions or are ready to arrange for a gift from you IRA, please call the Dimondale United Methodist Church at (517) 646-0641.

Prayer Fellowship Mondays 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).

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 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. 

Personal Needs Pantry

Volunteers Needed!!!

Call Tuesday – Friday from 10:00am until 1:00pm
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

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 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.