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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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The Parlor Sunday School class, or Intentional Faith Development, will begin an Advent study on November 27. Our own Harold Bolden who has been a strong member of our church, will be leading the class, which will be reading and discussing the book, Awaiting the Already, an Advent Journey through the Gospels. The author is Magrey deVega. Books will be available for purchase, however it isn’t necessary to have a book to participate. Everyone is welcome….9:45 on Sunday mornings during Advent. (each class is independent of the other)

The last M-66 Adopt-a-Highway this year was September 24. Thank you ALL who worked on this community service project. 
It's fun, and great fellowship for our church and community.  
We'll be starting again in April 2017. Look for future details and sign ups. 
Thanks again Fall helpers:

Jamie Kyle Robert Hoffine
John and Barb Blanchard Priscilla Anger
JoAnn Maravolo Mary Dost
Sam Lytle
Come and beautify our community. only 2 hours of your time!!😃

Can YOU help?
Goodwill Stores are running low on furniture, household items, such as dishes, pots, pans, and small appliances. Also, they need jeans, books, and electrical items. All donations are tax deductible.
Church Rummage Sale 
The Rummage Sale will be on Thursday, April 20th and Friday, April 21st. If you are cleaning out corners, you may drop off donations any time. We have storage space available. 
Relay For Life
May 12th is the date for this year's Relay. It will be held at the Doyle Center from 12:00 noon until 9:00 pm. 
​Relay for Life - May 12th from 12-9 pm at the Doyle Center.  
Please watch for various activities and support them. Footprints honoring cancer survivors and victims are available. Let’s keep the footprints moving throughout the sanctuary! The May 21st FUMC Breakfast proceeds and a canoe trip in June are planned to support this. 
There is an on-going Adult class at 9:45 called Why? 
It is led by our own Mary Dost and Paula Hills. 
The Youth of our church conducted the service on February 19th. They are all naturals!
Breakfast Group
On the 2nd Wednesday of each month anyone can join us at Savory Restaurant on S. Centerville Rd. (in front of Walmart). We meet at 9:30. 
2017 Chili Cook Off Winner 
Congrats Amy Burr!
In 2003 First United Methodist Church of Sturgis, began a new venture adding a contemporary worship service, in addition to the church’s traditional services. The new service featured several musicians and members of the congregation, who sang each Sunday morning. Soon, the band named themselves Reconciled.  

As the Sturgis Church “springs forward” this year, the contemporary worship service is moving its gathering time. Church leaders made the recent decision to change the time to 9:30 am, beginning on the same Sunday as the time changes, March 12. The Reverend Jeanne Koughn, minister of the church, said, “After much thought, deliberation and prayer, it was decided to adjust our worship time.” “We hope to reach out to our community, and build our own church family ties.” Doug Camburn, an original Reconciled member, and leader of a group who brought the time change idea to fruition added: “I'm excited about the worship time change because our two worship services will (now) be closer together. I'm looking forward to starting a little later, allowing us to hopefully be more inviting to families and those who found our previous time too early.” Current Reconciled members include Greg Thrasher, Doug Camburn, Angella Rueppel, Fred Mazzoni, Patrick Camburn, December Blanchard, and Mike Johnson (sound). The group practices weekly, using Rev. Koughn’s sermon topics/scripture lessons to prepare for each Sunday’s worship. They also perform at various local events throughout the area.  

The Reverend Koughn preaches in both 9:30 and 11:00 (traditional style including pipe organ and choir music) worships. Childcare is available during both services. Children’s Christian education will be available during the 11:00 service. Adult Christian study groups meet at 8:30 am, 9:00 and 11:00, This Lenten season, the 8:30 group will be reading the book, Give It Up! A Lenten Study for Adults by Dottie Escobedo-Frank. The 9:00 class studies the weekly worship scripture, while the 11:00 group is discussing Words from the Cross, by Adam Hamilton.  

The church congregation welcomes all to its monthly breakfast on March 19, 9-11 am, downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.  

Sturgis First United Methodist Church is located at 200 Pleasant Street, downtown Sturgis. WBET broadcasts each Sunday’s 11:00 a.m. service on its 1230 AM station. The community is always welcome to all activities. Parking is available in the city lot, north of the church, Hackman Funeral Home’s lot at the northeast corner of the church property, and in the lot just south of the building. For additional information, please call the church office, 269-651-5990 or use the church’s website, or go to the church’s facebook page.  

One of the adult Christian education classes will begin a special Lenten study on Sunday, March 12. It is a 6 week class using the book, Give It Up! By Dottie Escobedo-Frank. All are welcome, and purchasing the book is optional. 
You're All Invited!
Adopt-A-Highway M-66

  If you would like to be included in this community service project this year, please Sign up on the sheet outside of Sanctuary. 
  April, is our first of 3 pickups. (July & Sept) Sign up with phone number, look for information and we'll be making calls with info. Thank you. 
On Sunday, April 30 at 3:00 pm we will join together in Goodrich Chapel on the Albion College Campus for a final farewell worship service for our District Superintendent Tamara Williams. The service will be followed by a reception and everyone is welcome! No reservations required. Please join us as we express our gratitude and thanks for Tamara's eight years of ministry on the Albion District.
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