503 South Leroy Street Fenton, MI 48430 (810) 629-7801


     Carpenter’s Corner Lock-in      

1st – 5th graders & friends!

7pm Friday, September 19 – 9am Saturday, September 20

Cost: $10/person or $15/family

 Come spend the night in the church, eat pizza, make ice cream sundaes, watch movies, play games, and fellowship!

Prizes awarded to those who bring friends.

Special activity for Club 45ers!

A permission slip & packing list will be given to those who register by September 17.

See Vicky Graham or Tina Ritchie with questions!

A few youth from our Youth Group and from St. John’s joined to carry the Grand Marshall banner in the Fenton 4th of July parade in honor of our retired pastors, Rev. Dale Swihart Jr. and Fr. David Harvey.

In addition, our church entered a float with a big red, white and blue birthday cake to celebrate the 4th of July AND our church’s upcoming 175th anniversary!  Folks dressed in “period” costumes passed out candy; others carried sings that showed various events and missions we offer or participate in.

It was a beautiful day to celebrate 2 highly respected spiritual leaders in our community and our country’s independence!

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Youth Group once again sponsored the annual Easter Egg Hunt for children 2-10 years of age Saturday, April 19.  A big THANK YOU  to the congregation who generously donated bags of candy to fill the eggs. The event included coloring pages, snacks, stories about Easter, and the egg hunt. Chocolate crosses were given to those who found the “prize eggs”.  A great time was had by all!  Thank you to the 11 youth who made it all happen 😀egg hunt 2014

On March 16, 20 youth & 15 adults heard a story of strength, love, and perseverance to leave a life destined for persecution to make a new life in America.  Tony’s message was to be true to yourself, stand up for what you believe is right, love family and country, and work hard and pray.  You truly can be anything you want to be! Thank you, Tony, for sharing your story and inspiring us all to be better Christians and Americans!


On March 16,  join us as we meet Tony Aleyas, owner of Locke’s Party store.

He will share his story of how he came to America from Iraq as a 16 year old Christian with $10 in his pocket, and how he made his new life here. Afterward we will share in fellowship with game night fun! Bring a friend, a snack to share, and your favorite game. Beverages provided. Other interested adults are welcome to join us. Please RSVP to Tina.

                                          Lenten Simple Meals Adult Study

                                                    March 12 – April 9

                                       “A Place at the Table: 40 days of Solidarity with the Poor”                                                                       by Chris Seay will be discussed. Books will be available – a $10 donation is appreciated.

The meal begins at 5:30, studies are from 6:15 -7:30.

     March 12, 26, & April 9 at 1st Presbyterian - March 19 & April 2 at St. Jude’s.

31 children, youth and adults beat the cold and had a great time sledding at the Clover Beach hill on Sunday, January 19th. Hot chocolate and goodies were had, along with loads of fun.DSCN0377 DSCN0386 DSCN0392 DSCN0401 DSCN0410 We found that it was a lot warmer at the bottom of the hill!

The Souper Bowl of Caring is less than a month away.You can donate online now until Feb. 2 by going to www.yougivegoods.com/YouthMakingADifference.

All online proceeds will benefit the North End Soup Kitchen.

On Feb. 2, the youth will be on hand after both worship services to receive food and monetary donations. These will be distributed to UMC’s food pantry and to NESK.

Please share this information with your friends! The Youth Group thanks you!

The Bible speaks to a church in transition.  From now until we have a successor to Pastor Dale there will be a lot of questions.  Many questions will be about what we should do.  As we begin to think about the questions—and the answers—with the leadership of our Interim Pastor, we also need to think about how we think about those things.  (What a lot of thinking!)  This 8 part series will lift up how scripture addresses some of the questions, reminding us that it may be more important to seek out what God thinks than what we think.

The meal begins at 5:30pm. Discussion are from 6:15-7:30 and are led by the Reverend Lloyd Hall.

Jan. 8 – Identity:   Who are we and who do people think we are?

Jan. 15 – Ambience:   What should it feel like to be part of this church?

Jan. 22 – Ownership:   Who is in charge here?  How?

Jan. 29 – Governance:   To whom do we entrust leadership?  Why?

Feb. 5 – Worship:   At 9 or 11 AM on Sunday, what are we doing?

Feb. 12 – Calendar:   Does scripture get in the way of our calendar?

Feb. 19 – Fellowship:   Other members and other churches, so what?

Feb. 26 – Expectation:   What’s there, on the other side?