"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden....let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in Heaven." --Jesus (Matthew 5:14-16)NIV


 

   A Strawberry Festival will be held in the Village Park Friday, July 3, from 4 - 8pm as part of Cass City’s Freedom Festival Events.

   Strawberries will be served over ice cream or a biscuit or both!! What a treat! Servers for the 4-6pm time slot and a cashier for 6-8pm are still needed. Contact Sherryl Seeley if you can help (872-2656). Monetary donations are also needed. You may drop your offering in the plate or mail to P.O. Box 125 anytime. Be sure to mark it: Strawberries. Proceeds go to our Mortgage Fund.


 

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Freedom Festival Fireworks Tailgate Party will be held in our parking lot on Saturday, July 4 beginning at 8:00pm. Concessions will be available until the fireworks begin.

    Lori Inbody will gladly accept your help starting about 6pm. Call her at 1-810-414-9411.

    There are still several food items needed including individually wrapped bake goods to sell.

     Proceeds go to our Camp Fund.




communitywrshp15c.jpgCommunity Worship Service held on Sunday, July 5 at 10:30am just north of the downtown stoplight. This is sponsored by the Cass City Clergy. You will want to bring a chair! This will be our worship service for the week.  Lunch will also be served.

 

 




Vacation Bible School

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     Camp Discovery will be the theme for this year’s program. It will again be held with and at the Shabbona UMC on Decker Road. It is open to all youngsters from 3 years old to 6th grade. Older youth are encouraged to help, too!

    Camp Discovery meets Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, July 6-8 starting each evening with supper served at 5:45 and it does for Tuesday and Wednesday, July 7 & 8. It concludes each night at 8:00pm. If you need transportation for your child or children, please call our church office (872-3422) as soon as possible.  

 If you have questions or would like to be a helper, please call Lori Inbody at 1-810-414-9411.




We Welcome
back the Rev. Jackie Roe as pastor of Cass City United Methodist Church. Bishop Kiesey has appointed her for a 6th year of ministry together.






Dorcas Meal Stats

(A meal open to the community, served family-style, all you can eat plus one dessert for $7.00 served on the second Wednesday of each month.)

     Menu: Baked Spaghetti

     Total Meals Served: 190

      (Guests, 66; Take Outs: 102; Helpers: 22)

     Deposit after expenses: $1,112.64


Meal for July 8: Roast Pork, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Coleslaw, Corn and Dessert.


Please contact the following if you plan to help or have questions.

   Pies and Desserts   - Donna Adams - 872-3751

   Meal preparation Tues./Wed.  - Connie Schwaderer 872-2315

   Setting tables/Serving and/or Delivery- Sherryl Seeley -872-2656



A Not So “Mystery” Trip! The U.M. Women are planning to visit the Flint Farmers’ Market on Tuesday, August 18. If you’d like to go, please contact Sherryl Seeley (872-2656).




Baker-Kinnaird Memorial Scholarship Applications (orange) may be found in the kiosk. To be eligible to share in these funds you must be a member of CCUMC, enrolled in a college, university, seminary, or trade school full-time, and have not received more than four awards. Please have your applications back to the church by Sunday, July 19. Awards will be mid-August.




Reminder: Please lock your vehicles when you leave them - even in the church parking lot.

 


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Home Communion

If your health prevents you from attending worship and you would like to receive communion, please call the office at 989-872-3422. Feel free to leave your request on the answering machine.


UMW Mission Project for Cass Community Shelter


       Cass Community mission project is for Inner City Detroit Children living at the shelter. Each year they have between fifty and one hundred children there.

     Needs are:

Clothing for boys and girls sizes up to youth:

socks - underwear - black slacks - plain white polo or buttoned shirts.

School supplies: paper, pencils, erasers, etc.

Health Kits: band-aids, tooth brushes, tooth paste, combs, etc.

     You will find a black box labeled Cass Community Donation Box in the coat rack area until August 17.


 

Loons Game - Sunday, August 9 - 2:05pm at the Dow Diamond. Tickets are $9.00. There is a sign up on the table straight out the sanctuary door. There are options for going early and touring the facility and watching band practice, $5.00 meal voucher, $5.00 Loon’s baseball cap and kids from 5 - 12 eat free! Make sure you check the columns with the number needed. Questions? Contact Lori Inbody.



Joining of Detroit and West Michigan Conferences

    Bishop Deborah Lieder Kiesey today (June 10) announced, “Dear friends, the vote is Detroit Conference 718 yes and 75 no; West Michigan 551 yes and 83 no. We have discerned that now is the time for our two annual conferences to become one!” The union of the Detroit and West Michigan conferences must also be approved at the North Central Jurisdictional Conference convening in Peoria, IL in July of 2016. If the NCJ blesses the plan, it is expected to take 2-3 years before Michigan’s two annual conferences take the final vote to dissolve and emerge as a single conference.

    Bishop Kiesey continued, “However, I am fully aware that in many ways, the hard work begins now. It is a difficult and yet exciting task to try to create something new, and it will take a great deal of prayer, a creative spirit, many wise minds, and a willingness to ‘let go’ of some things we might hold dear.”

     “This truly is a day of new beginnings!” Bishop Deb declared, “It’s a day to remember all that’s been … and move on. It’s a day to believe in what love is bringing … and to trust that the God who brought us here, will continue to guide us into that new future with hope, with excitement, and with joy!”

     If you want to read more, visit http://detroitconference.org/news/detail/1578


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July Birthdays/Anniversaries


Barb Kirn                                 Cathy Czekai
Suzanne Chappel                     Yvonne Greer 
Lynn Hurford                                Gary Jones
Lauren Kaiser                                Billy Steely
Maxine Profit                               Jacob Kittle
Roger Marshall                               Mick Kirn
Bryan Hill                                   Sam Russell
Jordan Kittle                                Jon Fahrner
Chris Allen                             Matthew House                  
Jim Baker                                     Ann Lynch                         
Charlene Rice                         Joyce Sheldon                                
Rev. George Ward                   Amelia Weiler                
Linda Parrish                        Andrew Venema
Don Markel
Mick & Barb Kirn (31)
Steve & Stacey Steely (29)
George & Glenda Wilson (52)
Martin & Lisa Venema (21)
Rick & Betsy Dillon(35)
Max & Mallory Wilkins (5)
Dan & Janelle Dickinson (23)
Ross & Amanda Sherman (6)
Gary & Ruth Wichert (49)
Rod & Yvonne Sherman(35)      
Dean & Nancy Hutchinson (52)
     

August Birthdays/Anniversaries

Roy Tuckey                                 Ron Kittle
Dr. Mallory Powell-Wilkins       Dick Wallace
Margaret Czekai                Pat Greenwood
Brian Seeley      Elizabeth Stine (85 yrs.old)
Dora Fobear                       Norma Dawson
Connie Schwaderer             Macy Dickinson
Caleb Henne                         Libby Venema
Adam Czekai                   Shirley Wisenbach
Michelle Erla                            Justin Anthes
Mason Erla                                  Beth Kittle
Alexandria Tilt                      Curtis Dickinson
Jonathan Fobear                       Tyler Czekai
Ashley Frankowski

Larry & Carol Summers (51)
Don & Anita Loomis (63)
Larry & Julie Janik (14)
Gerald & Donna Auten (60)
Gary & Doris Jones (55)
Dr. Paul & Suzie Chappel (43)
Dan & Courtney Nelson (5)
Don & Eunice Kaufman (61)
Ron & Beth Kittle (23)
Charles & Betty Ruperd (42)
Ken & Amy Smith (3)
John & Barbie Tilt (14)
Ron & Shirley Geiger (67)
Don & Helen Root (53)


Calendars:  July   August

PRAISE BE TO GOD!

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