Fun and fellowship, delicious food, and presentations from Session and Deacons all made the 2016 New Member Dinner a big success! All our new members from last April to this April were feted and celebrated and appreciated! The involvement of our new members in the life of our church is exciting to see! Here’s to many happy, productive, fun times ahead!
Roger organized another men’s luncheon at the Villager in Holly on Thursday, January 14. He really outdid himself by gathering 43 men together at one time (worse than herding chickens!). We had a great time.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery…so the women organized their own luncheon at Brick Street. As usual, they did it better than the men!
Please SAVE THE DATE! Come join our annual church picnic at the Bush Park Pavilion, 498 Jefferson Street, Fenton, August 16 at 11:30. This family event includes something for everyone. There will be food, including hamburgers, hot dogs, salads and plenty of desserts. You can sit around and talk with friends and join in our “Second Annual Croquette Competition.” You can even bring a fishing pole to try your luck in the Shiawassee! Just relax and have a restful Sunday, we hope to see you there.
The Ladies’ Tea will be held Saturday, May 16. Come and enjoy a menu of scones, fruit, finger sandwiches, a light entrée and dessert, and of course, tea. Dress up and bring your favorite teacup. There is no charge for this event, however, please get a ticket from Janet Stork or Julie Grams so that we will know how many to expect.
Ladies of all ages are welcome. Gentlemen are invited to sign up to help prepare tea for your ladies.
The New Member Dinner is a yearly event celebrating those who have joined our church in the past year. On April 21 our new members enjoyed a delicious dinner prepared by chefs Larry and Janet. The evening included a presentation by the Session committee chairpersons and the Deacon moderator explaining their roles in the life of our church. It’s so nice to see our church family grow with the addition of such delightful new members!
On February 28, our church began celebrating 175 years of Christian witness and service. We welcomed everyone to join in our celebration. We enjoyed lots of good food and fellowship as we welcomed back our two previous pastors PK and Dale, played historical games, and watched videos, Scottish dancers, a bagpipe player, and the Dibbleville Dolls. It was a warm way to celebrate an otherwise cold winter day.
About 40 adults, youth & kids shared in the fun of game night last Friday. Popcorn was popped, snacks were shared, and card games, Yahtzee, alien, ping-pong and giant Jenga were played. The giant Jenga was a hit with youth and adults! We all look forward to the next opportunity to gather in fellowship 🙂
About 30 of us joined in fellowship and went Christmas caroling to our downtown neighbors on Sunday, December 21. With 4 teams, we covered about 15 blocks in a little more than an hour and handed out 83 invitations to our Christmas Eve services, along with a brochure on our children and youth programs. Warm sentiment was shared as we brightened many people’s day, spreading God’s love and joy throughout our town! We all had a great time, and enjoyed hot chocolate and donuts after the fun 🙂 Merry Christmas to all!