We are super excited to announce that we are doing a new church directory! It has been five years since our previous directory and we have lots of new faces. You may sign up online starting today and get just the right time for you and your family. Click here access the photography dates available. Beginning dates that are open are: August 27-30 (M-Th), September 4-8 (T-Sat) and September 21 & 22 (F & S). You will get one free family 8x10 as well as a free directory. If you don't wish to sign up online, that is okay too. We will have sign-up tables between services on July 22. We would like everyone to be included!
Thanks so much for your participation!
Get ready for an adventure to an uncharted island where kids are rescued by Jesus! At Shipwrecked Vacation Bible School we will experience that kids are anchored in the truth that Jesus carries them through life's storms. Join us this Summer for an amazing time to learn that we are created in the image of God! VBS will be offered at Bethany UMC, 416 E Wayne St., Celinaon July 15-19 from 6:00-8:30pm. Visit www.grandlakechurch.org/kids to register.
Praise through the Pain is a group that is meeting monthly to encourage individuals living with chronic illness, auto-immune diseases, anxiety, depression, infertility, miscarriages, etc. Many people look healthy on the outside, but have invisible illnesses that they battle every single day. The next meeting is Sunday, July 1, from 6:00-7:30pm at Burger King. If you are interested or have questions, please contact Mindy Sudhoff at email@example.com or Tiffany Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a (snow)ball at VBS this summer! Sled into an “ice” way to spend the ultimate fun Summer. At Polar Blast, kids chill with new friends and warm up to Jesus—the coolest friend of all. Join us at Grand Lake UMC in Montezuma on Monday, June 25 & Tuesday, June 26 from 6:00-8:30pm and on Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00pm for the celebration! Registration is now open at www.grandlakechurch.org/kids.
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 email@example.com or Jerry & Tammy Barger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Come enjoy a Spaghetti Dinner, sponsored by Celina Masonic Lodge, and help raise funds for Celina Primary School for new playground equipment. 100% of all proceeds go to The Playground Equipment Fund. The Little Bulldog Spaghetti Dinner is on Friday, June 8 from 5:00-7:00pm at Grand Lake United Methodist Church, 119 E Fulton St., Celina. Cost is $7.00 for people 13+ years, $5.00 for children 5-12 years and free for those who are 4 years and under.
We have been having an amazing time with the mobile ministry! We are at Eastview Park Shelter House #3 on Mondays (Tuesday next week due to Memorial Day) and Westview Park by the Skating Park on Thursdays, with setup at 5:30 and activities starting at 6:00pm. We will also be set up at Kozy Kampground on Friday, June 1 & 22 & July 6 & 20. The current schedule is attached to this email. Other dates and activities are in the works. Come out and join us for some fun! Please sign up to help out with the ministry at the boards at either church or by emailing Matt Overman at email@example.com. People of all ages can come and help supervise the rides and talk with kids and adults! You do not want to miss the fun of Mobile Ministry
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.