Macon United Methodist Church
Sunday, March 29, 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 went to an interesting seminar on February 28. I found it most enjoyable as well as useful.


The main speaker of the day was Jeff Nelson. He came to Macon to speak one evening, and it was nice to hear what he had to say again.


His main emphasis was to talk about Hope. He advises churches to stop talking about “the good old days,” and “how bad it is” today. The past is gone, and we must focus on the present and the future. At present many denominations are losing members, but that doesn't mean our local congregation must inevitably follow the same path. Some churches, even small ones, are showing some growth.


His main focus was reaching out to the community. Because his church is in a large community he has many options. Ours may be more limited, but that doesn't mean we have none.


A family came to him wanting to get married, but they were very poor. Not only did they get the church for free, someone provided them with some flowers, a dress, and someone to take some pictures. Other people in the area had financial problems, the church offered a free meal to everyone. This free meal has grown and it actually makes money for the church (people give free will offerings).


His “secret” for growth has been, “focus on making Christ's love visible.” When people see the love in us they want to be part of it.


Who is there in this area that needs a helping hand with something? Who needs a little extra care? Who needs love? If each one of us could go out and find just one person to make a connection with, offer them some love, then we would be spreading Christ's message to all and the growth would come.


Let's make “show them Christ's love” our motto of the week. Let's go find someone to love.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pastor:
    Rev. Lance E. Ness
 
               
                   
 
 
 
 
 
Sunday School: 9:15-10:00
 
Sunday Morning Worship: Sundays 10:30-11:30
 
Sunday Nights, 6:30-7:30:   We have an evening gathering called "FWD," because we are going to take this church forward. We are a small, informal group that gathers for prayers, music, worship, and to read the word. Instead of a "sermon" we all join together to read the scripture, discuss what it means, and share our stories of what it is God is trying to say to us.  Come and join us, and bring a friend.
 
 
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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