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This page is where you will find many of the events and things that happen in and around First United Methodist Church of Sturgis, Michigan.   
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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!
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 ktreman@umc-kzo.org or by calling EO directly at 863-648-0383 and use my Host ID#17636. 


Sincerely, 
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

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

   ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PICK-UP DATES

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

ADOPT A HIGHWAY PROGRAM

 6 people helped picked up litter on our 2 miles of 
M-66 adopt-a-highway program:
 Art & Walter Ebert, John & Dave Blanchard, Kerri Millett, 
and John Polzin.

Thank you all very much for volunteering.



ATTENTION ALL SINGERS:

The Chancel Choir desperately needs more and younger people that are willing to give 1 (one) hour on Wednesday nights at 7:00. 

We know we have some great singers in the congregation. We have heard you!

Please give it some prayerful thought this summer and join us after Labor Day on September 5. Please contact Ann Pursley for more information at 651-5647.

On August 26th, Midge Steward presented us with the opportunity to support the weekend backpacks to feed hungry elementary and, in addition this year, middle school children in Sturgis. It costs approximately $360.00 per child for the school year. Three churches plan to help to feed 110 elementary kids and middle school kids: First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and Sturgis Missionary. In addition to church support, there were corporate grants, donations from local business, organizations and service clubs as well as private donations. Food is purchased at reduced cost from the South Central Food Bank in Battle Creek. Thanks to Parlin’s furniture for donating storage space. Meijer generously donated dental supplies. The best way to support this project is with your financial contribution so the program continues and expands to meet demand. Volunteers pick up food in Centreville monthly, weekly delivery people pack the backpacks on Thursday and take them to the schools. All money is used to purchase food, as volunteers donate their time and vehicle use. Contributions are tax deductible. If you would like to become involved, contact Julie Brenner at 467-3151 for details. Please give generously again. Forms are in the Messenger, or you can drop your donation in the office or offering plate (mark it for Helping Hands).


Helping Hands Backpack Program to feed our children in Sturgis
The Salvation Army Food drive will go on during the month of September. 

Take a grocery list from the envelope and return your food to the grocery carts.  

Requested items are: peanut butter,  jelly, vegetables, canned fruit, pork and beans, macaroni and cheese,  spaghetti and pasta, spaghetti sauce. cereal, butter, lemonade canisters, and  personal hygiene –deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, bar soap.     

World Communion Sunday – October 7th
Around the globe, countless gifted and qualified people face financial obstacles that hinder them from preparing for the vocation God has given them, especially youth and young adults. For ethnic students who will be the first generation in their families to attend college, or for those people of color who haven’t historically had access to resources that make higher education possible, the road toward education has often been unwieldy. On World Communion Sunday your giving helps to provide scholarships for national and international graduate students whom God has gifted to learn and to serve.

DINING DIVAS are meeting on TUESDAY (because of choir on
Wednesdays), September 25. We are going to "Papa Vinos" in
Mishawaka, IN. Meet in the Chapel parking lot at 5:00 pm for car-
pooling. We will leave no later than 5:15 pm! Mama Mia, that's
good Italian food!