9 am Sunday School.
10 am In-Person Worship (with radio and online ministry broadcast)
10 am Bible Study
Meet inside the building in the narthex. (main entrance door A)
Oct 14th We will begin studying the book of Jeremiah. Everyone is encouraged to join us
Everyone is welcome:
"Lunch with the Pastor" at Noon
as long as the weather allows.
Meet out by the picnic tables. Bring your lunch or just yourself. This is an informal socialization time.
11 - 2 Coat Pantry Open
Look for the signs which direct you to door "F" on the north side of the building; West Lincoln Ave.
Coat Pantry Open on Fridays from 11 am to 2 pm
The Reed City Area Ministerial Association Coat Pantry, located at Reed City United Methodist Church will open Friday, October 2. People working and visiting the Coat Pantry will be required to have their temperature taken, wear masks and use hand sanitizer.
We need people who are willing to make masks for the pantry. If you can help with this ministry, drop your mask donations off in the RCUMC entryway. There is a box on top of the mailbox in the church entryway marked “Mask Donations for the Coat Pantry.”
Donations of new and gently used coats, boots, hats, mittens, gloves and scarves may also be dropped off in the church entryway. Thank you for your assistance with this important ministry in our community.
2020 Crossroads CROP Hunger Walk Set for Sunday, October 4
The location for the walk has changed to the Reed City Depot at 200 North Chestnut Street; we will be set up outside at the picnic tables. Walkers may sign in and walk on the Rails to Trails between Roth Street to the East and 220th to the West. We will not be serving any food or drinks to help encourage physical distancing. However, there will be a table of T-shirts from past walks that will be available for anyone who wants one. For those who would rather walk at a time and location of their choosing, that is acceptable. If you want to be creative and do some other activity, that is encouraged as well. Please be sure to have all funds turned in by October 4, the day of the walk.
Timothy Locker has volunteered to be the Team Captain for Reed City United Methodist Church. His phone number is 231-832-3145 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please contact Timothy to get your collection envelope and informational material.
This is a very important time for us to be generous in sharing what we have with those who do not have. Please pray for our world and our community. Remember, 25% of all donations stay in our community to help our local food pantry.
Now that we have ironed out most of the wrinkles in our streaming technology, there is something missing from our worship services. YOU! We are looking for people who might be willing to serve as liturgists for our worship services. There are a couple of ways that you can do this. You can join the very limited “streaming team” in the Sanctuary on Sunday morning, where there will be a microphone set up for you at a more than safe distance, or you can record yourself reading at home ahead of time and send us a video. If you are willing to help us out please let Pastor Kristen or Carolyn know.
If you would prefer an electronic version of our Covid in person/online worship survey you can do so here. Names are not required, but can be shared if you would like specific feedback!
We are all aware that the Edenville and Sanford dams failed, and many people were evacuated due to impending flood waters. This one is close to home and for many of us, directly affects someone we know. The Michigan Conference Disaster Response Team has been working with the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to address the needs. If you would like to learn more about how you can help or where you can donate visit: http://michiganumc.org/update-on-mid-michigan-flooding/ .
You can also mail a check to the following address:
Michigan Conference Ministry Center North
1161 East Clark Rd. Suite 212
Dewitt, MI 48820
Ways to Help During the Covid-19 Pandemic
1. Church of the First Born is doing an excellent job feeding the people of our community, but they are struggling to have enough food. They are serving breakfast and lunch daily 10 am to 4 pm as well as dinner on Mondays from 5 pm to 7 pm. Items can be dropped off at their door at meal time.
2. Do you sew? If you do I bet you have a fabric stash. Our local hospitals are requesting help with face masks. See the church Facebook Page for the specifications for the masks needed.
3. Let us know if you see a need. With the “stay at home” order it can be hard for church leadership to know what the needs are in our community. If you see a place where we could be Christ’s hands and feet let us know. We need to be creative, resourceful and careful. Look after yourself, look after your neighbors, and pray for all.
4. Perhaps the simplest, but most important, CALL PEOPLE. Check in on everyone. Our more vulnerable people are being checked on, but this can be a lonely time for all of us. Dust off those church directories and call some people just to say hi. Knowing that people are thinking about you can be incredibly helpful.
5. Church of the Nazarene is offering “Drive Through” meals at 5:30 pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Assistance with goods needed for those meals would be welcomed.
6. Demand at our local food pantry is high: your gifts of food or cash are gratefully received there. The Food Pantry is open every Tuesday from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm at St Philip Neri Catholic Church.
7. Mask Makers Needed--One of the changes that will most likely occur when we come back together is that it will be recommended, if not required, that we all wear masks. With this in mind we would like to have a supply available for people who come to our building who may not have access to masks. We deeply appreciate anyone who may be willing to help by sewing masks. If you need a pattern please call or email Pastor Kristen.
Monthly Group Gatherings inside our building are "on hold" until we can safely meet again.
1st Sunday of the Month
Cinnamon Rolls available - Your donation will support RCUMC and local ministries.
2nd Tuesday of the Month
WOMEN'S GROUP 10am.
All ladies of the church are invited to our meetings and are encouraged to bring a friend.
2nd Wednesday of the Month at Noon
AARP Potluck FH
3rd Thursday of the Month 2-3 pm
Mid Michigan Community Action Agency Commodity Food Distribution in parking lot.
3rd Thursday of the Month
YOUNG at HEARTS
2nd and 4th Saturday of each Month -
9 am The Forge -- Men's Group FH