News and Events

Jul
3

Rev. Naile Returns

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Rev. John Naile has returned to the staff of Gaylord First United Methodist Church. He is the new Pastor of Visitation. In this position, he will make calls on behalf of the church to anyone needing pastoral care. In addition, he will be in the pulpit when Pastor Dan is ... Continue

Jun
11

One Conference

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The votes have been counted, and Bishop Deb happily announced that the first step has been taken for the Methodist Church in the state of Michigan to now become under the jurisdiction of one conference. Both the Western Conference and the Detroit Conference voted overwhelmingly in favor of joining the ... Continue

May
29

Confirmation Sunday

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Gaylord First United Methodist Church will welcome five new member on Sunday, May 31st. These students have been in class with Pastor Dan for the last several weeks to study the history of Christianity and Methodism to help them make the decision to become members. We welcome them to our ... Continue

Apr
16

Vital Church Initiative

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As Gaylord FUMC looks to the future and the hope of reaching out to more people, the United Methodist Detroit Conference has come up with a plan to help. Vital Church Initiative will provide a blueprint for the church to evaluate itself in many aspects. This process takes the commitment ... Continue

Feb
16

Exciting Times at Gaylord FUMC

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The first “Pizza with the Pastor” will be April 12, the Sunday after Easter.  It will start about 10 minutes to noon in Fellowship Hall, right after Coffee Hour, and go to 1 or 1:30.  Pizza, salad and drinks will be provided.  It is an opportunity to ask Pastor Dan ... Continue

Jan
7

This is THE week

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The new Contemporary Service will begin this Sunday, January 11th at 9:15. Come to hear live music, videos, and a message from Pastor Dan. Anyone that would like to help with this service should contact Mike Cooper. Continue

Dec
18

Christmas Eve Services

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There will be two services on Christmas Eve, December 24th. The services will take place at 5:00 pm and 7 pm. Please note the change of time from the past. There will be Communion, a Candle Lighting ceremony, a message and music at both services. Continue

Nov
26

FUMC Gives to Others

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Gaylord FUMC has been trying to help the community and others. Once a month, they host the Refuge program in town. This church plus other churches in Gaylord host homeless people in the community by offering them a place to sleep and meals. Our church is scheduled for December 14-20th. Those ... Continue

Nov
18

Creches and Cookies

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The second annual Cookies and Creches event will take place this next Sunday, November 23rd. People from the congregation are invited to bring in their creche scenes and angels on Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm. The collections will be displayed on Sunday. The congregation is welcome to come ... Continue

Oct
2

Music Opportunities

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Cathy Elsesser has added two new choirs to the music program at the church. Youth Bells is for children (grades 4-8) who want to play in a church youth bell choir. Practices: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays, 4:30—5pm, choir room. This group will play during Youth Sundays during the year. The ... Continue