This Week’s Events

  • Wednesday, March 9-
    • Midweek Recharge-Reflections on the Heart: Storing Up Treasures
  • Sunday, March 13-
    • Sunday School-
      • Preschool: Jesus Calls Disciples
      • Elementary: Jesus Feeds 5,000

Coming Up


  • Wednesday, March 16-
    • Midweek Recharge-Reflections on the Heart: Sharing Our Hearts
  • Sunday, March 20-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, March 23-
    • Midweek Recharge-Reflections on the Heart: Knowing the Good
  • Sunday, March 27-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, March 30-
    • NO Midweek Recharge-SPRING BREAK


  • Sunday, April 3-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, April 6-
    • Family Stations of the Cross Walk
  • Sunday, April 10-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, April 13-
    • Midweek Recharge-Holy Week Labyrinth Walk
  • Sunday, April 17-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, April 20-
    • Midweek Recharge-Reflections on the Heart:Sharing Our Treasures
  • Sunday, April 24-
    • Sunday School
  • Wednesday, April 27-
    • Midweek Recharge-The Lord’s Prayer


  • May 8th-Children/Youth Worship
  • May 22nd-Last Sunday School of School Year
  • May 25th-Last Midweek of the School Year
  • May 29th-No Sunday School-Memorial Day Weekend


  • June 19th-Summer Family Picnic at ITC Community Park


  • August 8-12-VBS

Family Stations of the Cross Walk

On Wednesday April 6th from 6:00-7:30, we will be having a special Family Stations of the Cross Walk.  There will be eight stations to walk through that tell the passion story.  The stations will be specifically designed for children to engage in the story of Christ’s arrest through resurrection. Each station will tell a piece of the story through scripture, a child friendly reflection, questions, and a sensory experience.

Even if your child doesn’t normally attend our Midweek program, you are welcome to join us for this special event. This is a great opportunity to engage in faith formation with your child. Each family is asked to send at least one adult to walk the stations with their child to help guide them through the stations.  You are welcome to bring older siblings and other family members as well.


Midweek Lenten Theme

This year during Lent our theme will be “Reflections on the Heart”. We will look at scripture and learn what it means to store up treasures in our heart. Some are physical treasures we can touch, hold, store, and give. Some treasures are invisible, yet still greatly matter and guide our lives. By exploring Gospel passages about treasures and matters of the heart, families will reflect on what kind of treasure matters to us, why we store treasures, and the power these treasures have in our lives.

We will explore these themes each week at Midweek.  Children will also bring home a family devotion each week that corresponds with the weekly theme, designed to help families have a time together each week to deepen their faith.


Books of the Bible Challenge

Last week at Midweek and Sunday School, we talked about how during Lent, some people give up something or take up a new practice in order to deepen their faith. The children were challenged to take up the practice of memorizing the books of the Bible, in order, by Easter.  If your child comes to Ms. Rachel and says all 66 books in order by Easter, they will get a giftcard to a place of their choosing!


Resources for Scary Times

With the recent events in Ukraine, you may find that you’re having difficult conversations with your children about violence and navigating big emotions.  Check out this article from the National Association of School Psychologists about talking to your children about violence for tips.


Summer Look Ahead

Although we’re still in the middle of winter, I know that a lot of families are making their summer plans. Save the date today for our annual VBS: August 8-12, 2022 from 9:00-12:00.  Our theme this year will be Food Truck Party: On a Roll With God. Mark your calendar now and keep an eye out for sign-up information this spring.

Did you know that UMC has three summer camps in Michigan with programs for elementary age children and families? Find out more information here.