As we welcome Pastor Linda Farmer-Lewis and Bill Lewis, it will be helpful for us to wear our name tags so they can put faces and names together. Please be sure to pick yours up and wear it during church and coffee hour and then leave it in the rack for next time. It is so much easier to connect names with faces when you can see both together.
(If you can’t find yours, please leave a note for Elizabeth in the office.)
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- If the withdrawn funds are sent to you first, you will be taxed.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.
July and August Mission
July is here: red, white and blue parades, picnics, camp, family reunions and vacations and the last thing you want to think about is school clothes shopping and the dreaded school supplies. I am sure I never bought the correct supplies the first-time shopping. School supplies were always a couple of shopping trips because I did not get the right stuff. I like the idea of helping our young people with supplies. The list comes from the teachers. By meeting those needs the students will have the required items for the classroom. By helping with school supplies no child goes without or is embarrassed because the parents cannot afford to buy them, and the teachers do not have to use personal funds to help these young people.
This list may be updated in the bulletin weekly as we get closer to school starting.
#2 lead Pencils, Clorox Wipes, Hand Sanitizer, Kleenex, Dry Erase Markers (thin), Two-Pocket Folders, 1 Subject Spiral Notebooks, Composition Books, 24 count Crayola Crayons, & donations to be used to purchase dry erase boards
Let’s fill up the back pews with these supplies!
A big thank you for May’s mission project. We were able to send to conference several receiving blankets, diapers, Clorox wipes, etc., and $320.00 which Midwest Mission can purchase $2,880.00 worth of needed supplies. Well done family, I have said many times since coming to Dimondale United Methodist Church, we are a small church with a huge heart.
Sherrie Teesdale, Missions Chairperson
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.