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Dimondale United Methodist Church

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

ADMINISTRATIVE COUNCIL – Our November and December meetings will be combined.

We will meet Tuesday, November 27 at 6 p.m.

NOTE:  Date and TIME change.

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.

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. 

All over the world, children are living and thriving because of the people called United Methodists who have responded to the call for help. With your donations we now celebrate Abundant Health for 400,000 children. Your gifts to Abundant Health have transformed lives and places around the world.

There are more children who need us and we remain committed to Abundant Health for All. On Nov. 27, 2018, we invite you to extend the spirit of giving thanks into the Advent through your gifts to Abundant Health #3021770
Help us continue this ministry of health and healing! Thank you for your faithful support!

#GiveUMC  #GivingTuesday.

Save Sunday, December 2nd for a family celebration

We will gather for a Family Holiday dinner at 12:00. (Sign-up sheets will be on the clipboards.)

First, we will prepare for Christmas by decorating the church. The Hanging of the Greens will take place immediately following the worship service.

Please join us for this special day. The schedule will be:

9:30 Worship – First Sunday of Advent

10:45 – Hanging of the Greens and Dinner Prep

12:00 – Family Holiday Dinner

November 2018 Mission

The weather has turned cooler, leaves are falling or have fallen. Autumn is here! Thanksgiving Day is fast approaching…a day of feasting and enjoying family and friends, counting our many blessings and naming them one by one. We at Dimondale United Methodist Church open our hearts to those families in our community who are less fortunate. It still amazes me that this small congregation has such a big heart and love for their neighbors. As usual Tonie Lokker is compiling names and needs for our Thanksgiving families and she will have slips of paper with needs on the back altar. In addition to food for turkey day we would like to be able to supply them with other foods. We will be collecting stuffing mix, instant mashed potatoes, gravy, packages of Jell-O and pudding mixes, canned vegetables and fruits, applesauce, peanut butter, jelly, pancake mix, syrup, mac and cheese, etc. As we get closer to the day of delivering we will need fresh potatoes, milk, eggs, turkey and breads.

Your help is not only needed but very appreciated in all our mission projects. Thank you for your donations and your prayers and have a blessed Thanksgiving.

Sherrie Teesdale

Missions Chairperson

Holiday Bake Sale

Friday, November 16, 9:00am – 4:00pm

Saturday, November 17, 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 16th and Saturday, November 17th. 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 16th at 8:30am. I will be at the church Thursday the 15th from 4:30pm until 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 (Leave a message if I do not answer and I will return your call ASAP).

Thank you

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

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 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

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 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.