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).
I cannot come up with the appropriate words to describe how incredible Dimondale United Methodist Church’s heart is other than pure and huge!
The outpouring of items needed for the Homeless Angels breakfast in February was fantastic. The response was slow at first until Judy put out a desperate SOS e-mail. Once again DUMC responded very generously. Thank you, God is Good! Our project for March is Shrove Tuesday on March 5 with a pancake supper from 4:30pm to 6:30pm. We could use your help either by donating items, your time, or bringing your friends, neighbors, family, or all of them. The cost is by donation and goes to United Methodist Committee On Relief. UMCOR is always there during a disaster, helping those who need it…let’s help them do their calling. In addition to UMCOR the Dimondale Food Bank needs supplies. Unfortunately, the demand for food items has increased, hopefully we can help stock the shelves.
The mission team has chosen March to help UMCOR and the Dimondale Food Bank, April is the Heifer Project, May is the conference project, June is personal needs pantry, July and August are school supplies, September is Susanna Wesley, October will be hats, mittens, socks, and trick or treat candies, November we are doing Thanksgiving baskets, and December will be Christmas Magic. Our goals are high, please help us, pray with us that we as a church family can make a difference in our friends’ lives.
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 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.
Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
4:30 – 6:30
Free Will Donation
Around the world pancakes have long been associated with Lent. In England Pancake races earn money for charity; in Scotland children beg for pancakes in a trick-or-treat activity called “crocking”, and charms inside pancakes made in Wales are said to bring good luck to those who find them on their plate. Traditionally, cooking pancakes uses up the items in the pantry and refrigerator that are forbidden fare during the Lenten season.
Our news has been filled with stories of disaster – hurricanes and the flooding and destruction that has followed, the massive fires in California, and tsunamis in Indonesia. Whenever disaster hits the United Methodist Church is there through UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief). This year in the face of so much destruction, the mission committee designated February’s mission for disaster relief through UMCOR. Between the money raised at our annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper and our monthly mission emphasis we hope to raise $1000 to help those who are in need.
It is our hope that 100% of all the money we receive will go towards this effort.
In order to do this, we are asking for your help. We are already lining up sponsors. Flap Jack Restaurant on Waverly road is donating the pancake mix.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Help sponsor our event:
- Help work, sign-up sheets on clipboard or call the church office
- Spread the word through passing out fliers
- Invite your family, friends, and neighbors
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.