We will gather this Sunday, March 3 to worship together with Mel Bailey presenting her sermon titled “Journey: On Setting Out and Coming Home.” We hope you will join us.
Our lives are spiritual journeys, and spirituality is fundamentally about connection. We may not always realize when we are embarking on a spiritual journey. More often than not our journeys begin with a twinge, a gnawing at the back of our minds or the edge of our hearts. We may feel a longing to set out in search of a connection we have yet to experience. We may feel called to come home when we need to strengthen our connection to that from which we came. As you contemplate your own spiritual journey, are you setting out or coming home?
If you happen to miss being in worship on any given Sunday, the texts to previous sermon messages (and some of the readings as well) can be found in our website sermon archive.
March 10: A Search for Meaning, by Laura McBride
March 17: Listening with Both Ears, by Rev. Chris Rothbauer
First Friday Potluck - March 1
Janis Shinn is hosting, with a theme of ‘Breakfast for Dinner!’ We will also be celebrating the March birthdays of Don Rust, Leslie Hildebrandt, Beth Macleod, Victoria Sladek, Daniel Davis, and Kevin Daum. The potluck begins at 6:30 p.m. - helping hands are welcome at 6:15 p.m. to assist with set-up preparations.
Infant Pantry Collection - Sunday, March 3
Donations for the Infant Pantry are collected on the first Sunday of each month. Most needed items are things for baby care - diapers and pull-ups in sizes 4, 5 or 6, creams, shampoos, lotions, and baby food in jars. To donate money, make the check out to CCN (Community Compassionate Network) with memo “Infant Pantry.” Contact Tom Moffit (989-772-1602; firstname.lastname@example.org) with questions.
We are planning to have a baby shower for Matt and Elaine Emerick on Sunday, March 10 right after the service. They are registered at Amazon and at Target in case you want to give them a gift. If the baby decides to come earlier, we’ll gladly postpone the celebration :-)
Baby Shower Planned
Please add this app to your smartphone, laptop, or ipad/tablet...REMIND! This is the method we will use to notify you of fellowship service closings and event announcements. You will be getting an invitation from Laura McBride. If you want it sent to an email address versus a cell phone number, let Laura know. Add the app to your technology of choice. Direct questions and requests to Laura McBride (989-772-5512; Lmcbride010@gmail.com)
Save the Date!
Save the date - Sunday, April 21, on your calendar! Our annual Stewardship Sunday will coincide with Earth Day and with Easter Sunday, and we will have “A Most Eggcellent Celebration!” as we move into our future!
Call to Identify Chalice Lighters
If you are a Chalice Lighter, please let Norma Bailey (email@example.com) or Mary Alsager (firstname.lastname@example.org) know.
Save for This Year’s Garage Sale
As you are doing any early spring housecleaning and come across items you could donate to our biannual garage sale to be held this spring, please hold on to them for the time being.
Volunteer for ICRH
ICRH is always in need of volunteers – afternoons for the day shelter, 4:00-6:30 for intake, and evenings, overnights and mornings at the various churches. Go to ICRHouse.org to sign up to volunteer. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Norma Bailey (email@example.com) or Joyce Henricks (firstname.lastname@example.org).