February Mission: Wayne-Westland Schools Family Resource Center

February Mission: Wayne-Westland Schools Family Resource Center

By Linda Maylone Member of Mission and Witness Committee This month, we have the opportunity to help families right here in our own school district! Amanda Dybus, a licensed social worker, heads up The Family Resource Center. The office is located at Adams Upper Elementary School. Her office is responsible for tracking homeless students and […]

2017 Church Leadership

2017 Church Leadership

Administrative Council Chairperson: Doug Schoonover Recording Secretary: Irene Schoonover Treasurer: Linda Owulette, Financial Secretary: Linda Owulette, Membership Secretary: Linda Owulette Lay Leader: Paul Cook Lay Member of Annual Conference: Andrea Cortelyou Finance and Stewardship Committee Chair: Harold Smith Staff-Parish Relations Committee Chair: Wade Cupps Christian Education Chair: Vivian Speakman Memorial Gifts Chair: Shirleen Curtis Missions […]

United Methodist Women Pancake Dinner, February 28, 2017

United Methodist Women Pancake Dinner, February 28, 2017

UNITED METHODIST WOMEN PANCAKE DINNER TUESDAY, FEBUARY 28, 2017 FROM 4:00PM -7:00PM FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH OF WAYNE 3 TOWN SQUARE WAYNE, MICHIGAN 48184 734-721-4801 DINNER INCLUDES: PANCAKES, TWO SAUSAGE, TWO PIECES OF BACON ORANGE JUICE, COFFEE OR MILK ADULTS $8 –AGE 13 AND UP CHILDREN $4 – AGE 12 AND UNDER TO BENFIT THE […]

Suffering for Christ

Suffering for Christ

By Red Miller Why do so many of us think being a Christian is going to guarantee an easy life? God never promised a trouble-free life. Jesus declared, “In this world you will have trouble” John 16:33. The Bible is filled with stories of God’s people facing persecution and suffering. Notice he did not say […]

The Great Invitation We Receive as Christians

The Great Invitation We Receive as Christians

I have been reading again some of the writings of Kathleen Norris, a Presbyterian layperson of Methodist lineage who found herself strengthened spiritually by sharing in the worship life of a Benedictine abbey as she was reforming her adult faith in the late seventies. She writes: “When I first stumbled upon the Benedictine abbey . […]

Reflections Upon the Significance of the Season

Reflections Upon the Significance of the Season

Trusting that this issue of The Fellowship Lantern will reach you on or before The Feast of Epiphany on January 6, I want to share with you some reflections upon the significance of the Season or Twelve Days of Christmas . . . I was a high school junior when the late Rev David Wright […]

Light of the World

Light of the World

By Red Miller When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 A family went camping and arrived at the camping site well after dark. It is possible to choose a […]

Born in a Lowly Manger

Born in a Lowly Manger

By Red Miller A lady was spending her first Christmas in the south and was being very out spoken in her nostalgia of home. She spoke on and on about the snow draped trees, the sparkling ice and the sharp wintry air of her native Wisconsin, completely ignoring the poinsettias, mistletoe and other Christmas decorations […]