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Our Trustees have been busy this year so far!

Repaired all emergency lights in the church.
Replace the flag pole rope.
Patched the roof.
Cleaned the janitor’s room.
Tuned and serviced the pipe organ.
Did our annual safety inspection of the boilers, as required by State law.
Repaired the office heating system.
Cleaned the kitchen drain line to prevent sewer back-up.
Repaired the paper towel dispenser in rest room.

​Thank you to those that work to keep our church, grounds and parsonage in good repair!

The Fellowship Breakfast is 9:30 am on Wednesday, April 11 at Cosmos Restaurant, (formerly Savory). Men and Women are Welcome! 
 If you need to eat at an earlier time, please come and have a cup of coffee or tea and join in our conversations. We would love to have you!
Ann Pursley   651-5647

Keith and Colleen Treman are excited to announce two travel 
opportunities that they are hosting. 

1.Israel - "Journey through the Bible" an 11 Day Tour - beginning October 22 - November 1, 2018. The Journey will include 3 nights in Bethlehem, optional Dinner in Palestinian Christian family home, visit to Jericho and Qumran, Caesarea, The Galilee and Boat ride on the Sea, Cana and Nazareth, Jerusalem and Emmaus. From New York, our trip starts at $3,348. Optional extensions available.  
2.Germany and Europe "Oberammergau/Passion Play and European Capitals" a 10 Day Tour beginning September 23 - October 2, 2020. The Oberammergau/Passion Play only happens every ten years since 1634. Plan to travel to Munich, Innsbruck, Etta, Prague, Dresden, Leipzig, and Berlin. From New York, our trip starts at $4,398. Optional extensions available.  

We hope you will join us for one or both of these inspirational and educational tours. Please consider this our invitation to be part of an adventure in faith and join us as we see the Bible come to life!

Brochures are available in the church office, by emailing Keith at or by calling EO directly at 863-648-0383 and use my Host ID#17636. 

Gràtia Dòmini nostri Jesu Christi, et càritas Dei, et communicàtio Sancti Spìritus sit cum òmnibus vobis.

Rev. Keith Treman
(Grace, Love and Fellowship)
First United Methodist Church 212 S Park Street Kalamazoo MI 49007 
269.381.6340 Ext. 211

The 2018 Chili Cook Off Winner is 
Amy Potts-Summey! Congrats on a yummy Chili!
We have a box in the coat room where you can drop off any small items, like motel soap, shampoo, small trinkets?? Barb B will deliver to Thurston Woods. They can use them for Bingo prizes etc.
  Thank you,
  John Blanchard


April 14 - 9 AM
July 14 - 9 AM
Sept. 22 - 9 AM
Everyone over 12 years of age and in good health are welcome to participate in the clean-up.
We will provide the trash bags and a very stylish adopt-a-highway safety vest to wear.

Sign up sheet on bulletin board.
Any questions, call John Blanchard 651-5879

   Honoring Women Banquet
The Outreach Committee is proud to hold our 2nd Annual Honoring Women Banquet, which will be held on Thursday, May 22nd. Again, the doors will open at 6:00 p.m. for browsing tables of local business’ wares, including those of our own members. Dinner will start to be served at 6:30 p.m. Our menu this year includes roast pork loin, yams, asparagus spears, and spinach salad. The dessert has yet to be determined. Ticket prices will be $8 per person. Our guest lady presenters will be Amy York of York’s Mercantile and the owner of The Craftsman’s Daughter, Ellie Patrick. Now, ladies of the church, remember that we will need some husbands to help in the kitchen and to serve the food to our ladies. If they worked last year, I promise them that this year it will be more organized and much easier to help. This is not a mother and daughter event, but a chance to invite women in your area—friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family members to an evening of good food, fun presentations, and camaraderie. Tickets will be available in the office and between services beginning May 6th and ending on May 20th. Please come join us. Let’s see if we can beat our numbers of 45 attendees from last year’s banquet!
God’s peace be with you,
Mimi Klinger, on behalf of the Outreach Committee

Graduation Sunday  

Graduation Sunday will be June 3rd. High school graduates are invited to attend the service of their choice where they will be presented with a gift from the church. There will be a PowerPoint presentation honoring all current graduates at both services.

If you are aware of someone in our congregation who is receiving a degree beyond high school, please contact the church office so that they may be recognized on June 3rd.

Vacation Bible School 2018
 It will be held July 23rd-26th 6 pm-8 pm, with a special opening family party on Sunday, July 22, 1 pm-3 pm with games, music, food, and drink. All community children, ages 3-11, are welcome. A celebration dinner will be at 5:30 on Thursday, July 26, for parents and friends.