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About Sturgis First United Methodist Church
Sturgis First United Methodist Church is family-owned and operated right here in Sturgis, MI. Since our company opened its doors in 2006, we’ve treated every customer like they were a part of our family. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are the best, and come with a personal touch.  
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MISSION MOMENTS – September  2018
Lena’s buckets:
Our August offering was a very generous $336.44; offering for September was $156.20, bringing our total to date to $2123.41. We are definitely on target to meet our yearly $2500.00 in pledged support for Lena! Thanks for your giving! 

HUNGER has been the Mission Team focus for September:
Salvation Army food drive during the month – we will deliver the grocery items in early October and let you know the results.

Feed My Starving Children 
Eighteen FUMC members went to the Michiana Event Center on Saturday, September 15 at noon to help with the goal of 5000 volunteers packing a million meals. It was a most satisfying experience and we think they may reach their goal. The congregation contributed $122.00 and the Mission Team donated $100.00 from rummage sale proceeds to help with shipping costs.

Helping Hands Backpack program - $2770.94 as of September 10th. 
It is not too late to support the weekend backpack program. Forms are available in the office or you may drop your donation marked backpacks in the offering. This year, with community support, 100 children will be provided with food on the weekend. Twenty Sturgis Middle School children will also be served. The churches that have been involved are Sturgis Missionary, Sturgis Presbyterian and Sturgis First United Methodist. The cost is approximately $360.00 per child for the school year, which includes a voucher for $7.00 for milk, bread and eggs at La Esperanza grocery store. FUMC is responsible for packing and delivering about 40 backpacks to Eastwood on Thursday mornings. Thanks to FUMC members Julie Brenner, Barb Gray, Ron Nusbaum, Bobbye Nusbaum, Vicki LeRoque, Mike Rutenbar, Jan Wiley, and Noel Wiley. 

Upcoming events:

Coats for Kids
Mimi Klinger and Art Ebert have been formulating a plan to help Sturgis Public School children keep warm this winter. Over the next several weeks, we are passing a clipboard to get commitments from congregation members who are able to provide a new coat for a child. When we have determined how many coats FUMC is able to furnish, we each will be matched with a child and his/her size. Art will be working with elementary principals, teachers and counselors to determine children in need. If you would like to participate there are several ways: provide a coat(s), join with friends to provide a coat, if you are unable to shop, place your donation in an envelope marked Coats for Kids and we will shop for you. After you have signed the clipboard, wait until we match you with a child to buy the coat.

World Communion Sunday – October 7th
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.

Community-wide Thanksgiving dinner
Look for the poster with ingredients to make the sweet potato casserole for the community wide Thanksgiving dinner at the end of October.

Mission Trip Team Super Suppers are coming
Wednesday, October 17, 5-6:30p.m.
Thursday, November 8 – at the Holiday Bazaar
Wednesday, December 19, 5-6:30p.m.
Wednesday, January 16, 5-6:30p.m.
Wednesday, February 10, 5-6:30p.m.
Wednesday, March 20, 5-6:30p.m.
Sunday, April 21, Easter Breakfast

The Mission Team is grateful for your continuing generosity toward mission projects!