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Human Relations Day – January 22

Together, we extend a helping hand to those in crisis so they can overcome formidable obstacles. Turn on the news or drive around the outskirts of your town and you will find what Jesus called “the least of these.” Those living in the margins of society, struggling to survive . . .
Over and over Jesus […]

Aid for Aleppo, Syria

The United Methodist Committee on Relief is working hard with two on-the-ground partners to develop projects that provide humanitarian assistance, mostly food, supplies and other non-food items to the survivors of Aleppo. Since 2010, UMCOR has been responding to the Syrian crisis by working with partners to provide for the basic human needs of refugees […]

Lay Leader’s Message: Examining Our Personal Journeys of Faith

By Mary Garrard
As a new year begins, I believe that it is important to take some time to examine our personal journeys of faith. How are we going to focus on living more effective Christ-like lives in 2017? This renewed focus will be different for each of us, but the following thoughts of Max Lucado […]

January Worship Schedule

January 1 Epiphany Sunday / Holy Communion
– Matthew 2:13-23
Hope for our Children
January 8 Baptism of the Lord / 1st Sunday after the Epiphany
Guest Preacher: Rev Jean Snyder
January 15 2nd Sunday after the Epiphany
Bells & Brunch
Guest Preacher: Rev Jean Snyder
January 22 3rd Sunday after the Epiphany / Human Relations Sunday (Special Offering)
– Matthew […]

Starting Again With God, Each and Every Day

“This is a day of new beginnings, time to remember and move on, time to believe what love is bringing, laying to rest the pain that’s gone. Then let us, with the Spirit’s daring, step from the past and leave behind our disappointment, guilt, and grieving, seeking new paths, and sure to find.”
(Brian Wren, […]

Celebrate Christmas Joy at Oxford UMC

Monday, December 12th (noon): Rachel Circle Luncheon
All ladies are invited to come out for lunch at the White Horse Inn in Metamora. Please bring cans of tuna or chicken to donate to the FISH Food Pantry. Carpool from the church at 11:45am. Questions! Contact Nadine Lychuk .
Tuesday, December 13th (noon): Christmas Party for Seniors […]

When We Help Others, We Serve the Lord

The Giving Tree
We encourage everyone to take an “ornament” off of the Giving Tree (located near the kiosk) and return the purchased requested item, unwrapped, to the box under the tree. All Boys’ and Men’s sizes are acceptable. All items are going to the Methodist Children’s Home in Redford, MI. Questions? Please contact Mary […]

Church Conference News

On Sunday, October 4 our church leaders met with District Superintendent Rev. Elizabeth Hill to review our goals  and vote and approve the 2017 leadership list (Church Council, Trustees, Staff Parish, Finance, Nominations, and Memorials).
We also approved the Pastor Compensation (including base salary, pension, health insurance, professional education and mileage) and the 2016 Membership report […]

Lay Leader’s Message- God’s Goodness and Our Giving

By Mary Garrard

As Lay Leader, I am involved in our 2016 Stewardship Program and thought I would share a few of my thoughts on how “Giving” is an integral part of our Christian walk of faith.

In Colossians 3:17, Paul reminds us, “And whatever you do or say, let it be as a representative of […]

Thanksgiving Blessing and Commitment

“Give thanks in every situation because this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
1 Thessalonians 5:18

Thanksgiving season is a special time to give thanks to God for our many blessings- for family and friends, food and warm homes, caring communities and public schools, our local churches and faith-based organizations (Love I.N.C., FISH Food Pantry, […]