Onaway & Millersburg UMC
Tuesday, December 07, 2021
Open Hearts, Open Minds, Open Doors
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Dear Onaway/Millersburg United Methodist Families,

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ, our Lord!

I'm pleased to announce that we have a number of upcoming plans for the month of October. If you're a part of the community, or even just in the area, we'd love to have you drop by and take part! We'll keep this page updated regularly with future plans. Please keep in mind that these plans are tentative, and especially with the uncertainty surrounding the Delta variant of COVID-19, they may be subject to change.

We are doing our best to ensure that we are being safe in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. We regularly sanitize our building, and facial coverings are encouraged (but not mandatory). If you feel sick, have a fever, a cough/runny nose, or any other symptoms, please stay at home.  Hand sanitizer is available as well for our Sunday service and outreach events. Please stay safe during this time.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Pastor Corin McDonald or the church office (contact information is listed on the front page). Thank you for your cooperation; we look forward to serving you sometime soon!

Peace be with you,

Pastor Corin McDonald



Choir Practice - Wednesday Nights, 5:30 p.m.

Our choir is always looking for more voices! We would love to have you come and sing with us on Wednesday nights, and on Sunday mornings.

Caring Closet - 1st Wednesday of the month, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

The 1st Wednesday of each month, we open our doors to the community and offer some household necessities. If you or another family are in need, we have blankets, cleaning supplies, and other household staples available, and we would love to bless and serve you. Come visit us the first Wednesday of the month to pick up what you need!

Blue Christmas Service - Friday, Dec. 17, 6:30pm

A Blue Christmas service is intended to mourn with those who find the holidays to be a difficult time. This will be a service of prayer, in which we acknowledge the grief of those present, and we offer our grief unto God, who grieves with us. Pastor Corin will also share a brief message.

Christmas Eve Service - Friday, Dec. 24, 7:00p.m.


Sunday Collections - Christmas Food Bank donations

We are currently taking collections for our local food bank! We have a number of different items that we will be collecting and placing under the tree in the sanctuary each Sunday. These donations will be given to the local food bank. For a list of items and the dates we are collecting them, please see the information sheet found in the church, or contact Colleen Whitsitt.


By Appointment: Membership Classes

Interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of the United Methodist Church? Want to be a part? Come join Pastor Corin for a brief class on membership, what it means, and how you can become a part of the UMC. These classes are offered "as needed," so if you have interest, please contact him or the church secretary (see the front page for contact information).

By Appointment: Worship Training

Worship has always been a participatory event in the church, and we would love to have you get involved! If you've ever wanted to know more about why we worship the way we do, how to effectively read scripture, or other ways that you can help take part in Sunday worship, this is for you! Contact Pastor Corin to arrange a date and a time for worship training.

Wednesday, Dec. 1: Community Meal

Come join us in Onaway from 5pm until 7pm for a community meal! We'll be having turkey, ham, and all the sides. We would love to have you come join us; bring your friends and family as we celebrate the community that God has blessed us with!

Saturday, December 11: Suicide Prevention Training

Starting at 10:00am, we will be having a suicide prevention training in conjunction with Awaken Church on M33. This is a free training sponsored by both churches, and is provided cost-free. We would love for you to attend; please invite others to come as well! This is a great opportunity for us to learn more about how we can love those who are struggling with suicidal ideation, and to comfort families who are struggling with loss.