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Sermon Series – The Purpose Driven Life

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Pastor Dan will use the popular book, The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren, as the basis for the upcoming sermon series. The Purpose-Driven Life answers the question “What on earth am I here for?” The answer is we are here for five purposes: (1) to bring God pleasure, (2) ... Continue


January Sermon Series

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Starting January 10th, Pastor Dan will be beginning a new sermon series on Marriage. Come to 8:00 AM, 9:15 AM or 10:30 AM to hear about this important topic: January 10 Marriage: Communication Break Down: Words, Problem Solving and Listening January 17 Marriage: The Five Love Languages Part 1 January 24 Marriage: The Five Love Languages ... Continue


Hunger and Homelessness

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Bags are being distributed at church to help with the problem of hunger and homelessness. People are asked to take the bags and use them to donate food to the Otsego County Food Pantry. Instructions are included in the bag. The bags should be returned to the church by no ... Continue


It’s Pasty Time

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We will be baking pasties this year on November 19th, 20th and 21st, so place your orders now by calling Pat Marple (732-9064) or by completing the form in the church bulletin. You may also order them at Holiday House which will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 9am ... Continue


Holiday House is Coming

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Holiday House is right around the corner. The annual bazaar will be held at the church November 7. The UMW will be hosting this event which is celebrating its 57th year.   COME TO OUR 57TH HOLIDAY HOUSE FREE ADMISSION! Saturday, November 7, 2015, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm SANTA AND MRS.CLAUS from 10:30 am ... Continue


Fall Schedule Starting Up

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Starting September 1st, the regular schedule of the church will return as UMW has its first general meeting. The chancel choir began practice on September 2nd and will perform for the first time on Spetmeber 13th. As always, new members are welcome. On September 8th, the Primetimer Group will resume. ... Continue


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


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


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


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