If you are interested in volunteering for the Appalachia Service Project this Summer, sign up on the Bulletin Board across the hall from the Lounge on St. Paul’s 2nd Floor, mark the GPS stub on Sunday or call the church office at 419-586-6621. The dates are June 10-16, 2018! If you ever thought God was calling you to do mission work this is a great opportunity. We always have fun, you will see members of the church in a different way and work alongside some of the best Youth in the Celina area. Our church has sent work crews every year since 1970 to make houses warmer, safer and drier as taught to us by founder Tex Evans. If you have any questions, you may contact Mark Armstrong at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jerry & Tammy Barger at email@example.com.
A work team from Grand Lake is going to the Flat Creek Church of the Brethren in SE Kentucky, leaving on April 29 after Sunday morning Worship and returning on Wednesday, May 2. The project will involve demolition, carpentry work and painting. If you would like to be part of this mission trip, please contact Marlen Yost at 419-234-6868. Lodging and meals are provided by the church. Prayers would be appreciated for strength and safety of those participating.
Mark your calendar for Grand Lake’s Mission Celebration April 27-29. GIC stands for Global Impact Celebration. Pastor Matt Reynolds will be the Guest Speaker at the kickoff service on Friday night along with a youth skit and children’s performance. On Saturday, there will be an International Banquet. There will be special services on Sunday morning. Displays for Grand Lake’s missions we be open throughout the weekend. Save the date!
Do you need help getting things ready for Spring? Or help getting your yard ready? Want help cleaning the house or washing windows? Or is it time to clean out the garage? Want to help invest in Grand Lake’s Youth? You can hire a team of 2 youth for $30/hour from April-June! Students will earn money to put into their student accounts to use for trips and events the Youth Ministry offers. The tasks can range from mowing the lawn and yard work to cleaning the house, helping out with special projects, painting, walking the dog, etc. If you are interested, please fill out the insert in the bulletin this Sunday, April 8 and return it to the Church Office or drop it in the offering plate.
On Easter Sunday, we will add a Worship service to help accommodate the larger number of guests. At St. Paul’s there will be Traditional Worship services at 8:00am and at 9:30am. At Montezuma, there will be the normal Worship at 9:30am. And the Contemporary Worship at St. Paul’s will be at 11:00am. Come, bring your family and friends to celebrate the Easter story!
Come join us as Rev. Ron Beougher teaches us of the Seder Meal as we dine together on Maundy Thursday, March 29 from 6:00-8:00pm in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall. The cost is $15.00 for an individual, $25.00 for a family. Children’s activities are provided. Tickets must be purchased in advance as the number of seats are limited. The tickets are available in the church office through the week from 8:00am-5:00pm and will also be sold after Worship services.
What: A time to have some Nerf Fun!!
When: Friday, March 2 starting at 6:00pm
Where: Mercer County Fair Grounds Jr Fair Building
Come and enjoy some family time as we play Nerf games! If you have a Nerf gun feel free to bring it! There will be some guns, and darts will be provided.
Join Grand Lake UMC and Big Brothers Big Sisters in St. Paul’s Fellowship Hall on Friday, January 12 at 5:30pm for a Family Game Night! Pizza, pop and prizes will be provided! If you have a favorite game to play, bring it along. There will also be games provided. Join us for this fun night!
The Souper Bowl of Caring is a fund raiser for the Back Pack Program of C.A.L.L. Ministries. There will be an insert in the bulletin this Sunday with the form to fill out to order soup. Drop the completed form in the offering plate or bring it to the church office by Monday, January 29. On February 4, pick up your delicious lunch of bread and soup, provided by Harvest Table, C.J. Highmark’s and The Willow, to enjoy at home on Super Bowl Sunday.
Join us for a morning of snow tubing at Mad River Mountain in Bellefontaine on Saturday, January 20. We will leave St. Paul’s parking lot at 8:45am, and tube from 10:00am-1:00pm. The cost is $20.00 per person. Dress for the weather and come out for some fun in the snow! RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org by January 17!
Starting Sunday, January 7, 2018, we will kick off a new 6-week sermon series entitled, “Get Real.” Each week we will focus on a real-life problem. The topics will be: Addictions, Workaholism, Finances, Parenting, Divorce and Bullying. The concept is “Real People with Real Faith offering Real Hope for Real Life.” We will use some staff and member personal testimonies to help us understand that we are not alone in our struggles, and there is a way to overcome.
Christmas Eve Morning - one service at each church 9:30am at Montezuma and 10:00am at St. Paul's - there are no children's activities - there is Nursery
Christmas Eve - there are 5 opportunities to celebrate the birth of Christ.
Nursery is available at all Worship services at St. Paul's.
Check your bulletin for the times and don't forget the "reveal" of the $1 Challenge takes place at the 11:00pm Worship!
Christmas Eve Dinner - a free meal served from 5:30-7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall - come and enjoy the food and fellowship on Christmas Eve - - - those who would like to help serve the Christmas Eve dinner, mark the tear-away form
It is hard to believe that one year ago, we were hosting Revive at St. Paul's. This Saturday, starting at 8:00am, we are hosting the Revive Prayer, Outreach and Worship and Testimonies. Pastor Matt Reynolds will be giving the message and training. Let's show up in large numbers to pray and go out to reach those who need Jesus in Celina!
There is a Walking Tour of Christmas Lights from 6:00-9:00pm on December 15-16 at Montezuma’s campus, 40 S. High St. There will be a live nativity, Santa’s workshop, crafts, food and an incredible number of lights! Bring your friends and family to see the Light of Christ.
Grand Lake UMC is serving as a Relay Site for Operation Christmas Child the week of November 13-20, 2017. This is a call to begin packing shoeboxes with items such as toys, school supplies, hygiene items, t-shirts, socks, sunglasses, hair clips, etc. Ways to participate include filling and packing a shoebox, making a financial contribution to help distribute the boxes, welcoming those who drop off boxes or packing the boxes into shipping cartons. A sign-up for volunteers is located at the Connection Center of each campus. Shoebox collection times are Monday-Friday, November 13-17 from 5:30-7:30pm, Saturday, November 18 from 11:00am-1:00pm and Sunday, November 19, from 12:00-3:00pm. Contact Robyn Armstrong at 419-586-7044 if you have questions.
Tuesday, November 7, is the Election Day Country Store from 8:00am to 2:00pm in the 1st Floor Education Wing of St. Paul’s. Wanted are craft items, baked goods and produce! Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Women’s mission work. Volunteers are also needed to help for two-hour shifts that day. Mark the GPS stub on Sunday or call the church office if you can help! For more information contact Linda McGee at 419-733-1176, Carolyn Pancake at 567-279-4826 or the church office at 419-586-6621.
On Wednesday October 25, we are going to transform the church into a family friendly Halloween party to reach out to our community with Jesus’ love in a very unique and fun way! You will not want to miss our yummy Halloween dinner (word on the street is that Mark will be hitting up the bait shops for our main course!), the many games, stations, and CANDY that will be around the church. Dinner will be served from 4:45-6:00pm. The Halloween party will be open for children with special needs from 5:30-6:00pm and to everyone from 6:00-8:00pm. Adults are encouraged to come in costumes and have a ton of fun as well! Would you be willing to help us stockpile some Halloween candy? Please drop off candy at the church office or put it in the kettle in St. Paul's Library or on the back table in Montezuma's Sanctuary! Thank you for helping to make this a screaming good time for our kids!!
Where: VanDemark Farm in Sidney, Ohio
When: Sunday, October 22 at 2:00pm
Cost: $8 per person (2 years and older) and includes the corn maze, 18-hole mini-golf, a petting zoo, hay play area, and one hay ride.
VanDemark Farm also offers a high ropes zip line and giant swing for an additional cost. Participants wear a harness and must be 4’ 9” tall. The cost of the zip line is $40 per person; however, if we have a group of 10 or more interested, the cost is only $25 per person. In order to get the group rate we must reserve by October 15. You must sign a waiver to participate. The swing is $6. When you RSVP to Matt Overman at email@example.com, please indicate if you want to do the zip line or swing. Everyone is welcome to attend!
CONNECT is a 4-week session to prepare you for membership at Grand Lake UMC. The classes are on Sundays, from September 17-October 8 from 12:00-2:00pm in Room 201 at St. Paul’s campus. A free lunch is included each week, and children’s activities are provided upon request. You may sign up by checking the box on the GPS Connection Card, by signing up online by clicking here or by calling the church office at 419-586-6621. If you are interested in connecting with Grand Lake UMC in membership, this experience is just for you!
The next Good Works Mission Trip is forming. We would love to have you be part of this 32-hour mission. We leave Friday, September 15, at noon and return the evening of Saturday, September 16. We serve a Friday evening meal to approximately 120 people and are assigned to a service project in Athens on Saturday. Sign up today to be part of this Community of Hope in Athens, Ohio by calling the church office, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by simply marking the box on the GPS Connection Card on Sunday. The registration fee of $50.00 and volunteer release form (found at the Church Office) are due by August 1.
Please Bring Completed Kits by September 17
The West Ohio Conference holds their Festival of Sharing event on Saturday, September 23. The support of the Church World Service Kit Program makes a tremendous difference in the lives of so many people both here at home and around the world. Wanted are School and Hygiene Kits, Emergency Cleanup Buckets, and Refugee Welcome Baskets, including a Work Essentials Basket and a Child Care Basket. If you wish to prepare a kit, please pick up a list of the items needed at the Connection Center at St. Paul’s, the back table at Montezuma or click here to download a copy. Please bring the completed kits back by Sunday, September 17.
Join us on Wednesday, August 2 from 6:00-8:00pm for our annual pool party at the Bryson Pool. There is no cost to get into the pool. All are welcome! Permission slips for the children are at the Connection Center in the Library, in the Greenhouse and on the back table at Montezuma.
Grand Lake has been invited to offer a worship service down by the lake in partnership with the Celina Lake Festival! Several other churches will be working together with us on this opportunity to share Christ with our community. On Sunday morning, July 30, we plan to hold our normal 9:00am Traditional Worship in St. Paul’s Sanctuary, the normal 9:30am Worship in Montezuma’s Sanctuary and then hold our 10:30am Contemporary Worship in the Main Pavilion down by the lake. Please be in prayer for this special event.