Macon United Methodist Church
Thursday, May 28, 2015
175 Years Of Giving God to Glory

 

Welcome to

 Macon United Methodist Church!

 
 
180 years of giving glory to God.
 
 
 
 
Sunday School at 9:15           Worship at 10:30
 
 

 
 
  
 
                                                Macon Methodist-Episcopal
                                                               Built 1868
 
 
 
                                                                                                           

Macon United Methodist Church, today                                                                     
 
 
 
Macon United Methodist Church
11964 Macon Highway
Clinton, MI  49236
 
517-423-8270
 
 

 

 

 

I just returned from Annual Conference. It's going to take me a few days to give everyone a detailed report, but I thought I'd send out a quick note about signs of life and signs of hope for Methodism.

 
As I looked over my conference notes I saw some depressing information like I have seen before. There is a slight loss in attendance and membership here in the Detroit Conference, the conference budget will rise slightly, and some churches have closed. It seems depressing. But is it?

 

We presented the money you raised for Haiti and Liberia at our opening worship service. By the end of Conference it was reported that we had raised $53,275. This money will help feed and house children in desperate need. - For the “Imagine no Malaria” project, more than 90% of all United Methodist Churches in Michigan have participated. The goal for Michigan was $1,500,000 and so far we have raised $1,634,362. - Nationwide “Nothing but Nets” has raised over $66 million dollars, providing over 2 million nets and treated over 235,000 cases of Malaria. - In 2014, 1179 people from Detroit conference went on 84 different mission trips around the world. 17,083 people participated in some community ministry, an increase of 28% over 2013, and these ministries served 299,991 people, an 11% increase.

 

There are numbers that show there is still life, and perhaps even growth, here in Michigan.

One speaker, Jorge Acevedo, talked about how he brought growth to his church in Florida. Since 1996 his church has grown from a membership of 400 to over 2200. One of his secrets is to practice faithfulness to God. If we are faithful, then fruitfulness will follow. - Instead of seeing all the things we have to be concerned about, focus on being faithful, no matter what the circumstances may be. Focus on God, serving God, and following God's ways, even when the times are difficult. If we are faithful we may find ourselves being more fruitful than we imagined. God rewards those who believe and hold true to their faith.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor:
    Rev. Lance E. Ness
 
               
                   
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday School: 9:15-10:00
 
Sunday Morning Worship: Sundays 10:30-11:30

Choir Rehearsal: Wednesdays at 7:00
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 


 
 

 Homecoming 2014
and 180th Anniversary
September 21, 2014
 
 
180 Years, and still serving the Lord!
 
 
 
 

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