Newsletter Thoughts for Tomorrow
Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
–George Bernard Shaw
A friend is one of the nicest things you can have,
and one of the best things you can be.
A dreamer is one who can only find his way be moonlight,
and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.
Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember,
you have within you the strength, the patience,
and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
Friends are angels that lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.
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).
Thank you for supporting the April mission project. Because of your generosity we are able to send Heifer International $1,000.00 for two cows… Job well done!
Our project for May will be Midwest Mission which supplies needs for humanitarian and disaster relief around the world and around the corner. They will be at the annual UM conference to collect donations from May 30 through June 1. Tonie Lokker is the representative from DUMC to the conference in Traverse City, MI.
She will need to have our donations by May 26. Please see the list of items requested OR for every dollar donated $9.00 in supplies are sent to support disaster and humanitarian relief. You may put your offering in an envelope and the church will issue one check. I always love choices and someone else to do the shopping.
- 3-4 oz Shampoo
- Cloth diapers
- 2-5oz or larger toothpaste
- Receiving blankets***
- 2-3 oz Deodorant stick or roll on
- Box of 12 colored pencils
- Diaper pins with the plastic protective covering
***Receiving blankets – NO flags, camo, or animals
I appreciate your help with this project.
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.
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.