Welcome to the weekly digital newsletter. Deadline for articles is Wednesday 12 pm, click HERE to submit your article.  “Questions about newsletter items? Please call the church office, 734-475-8119.” 

Worship

Join us Sundays at 9 or 11 am for in person worship in the sanctuary. Masks are required.  You can also watch either service Live Stream on the church YouTube Channel, click HERE.  Subscribe to the church channel and you will get a notification when something new is available. 

New Worship Series


Love Never Ends: Being the Body of Christ


This worship series is built on readings from the New Testament Letters to the Corinthians, as a way of seeing the light of Christ through the lens of love. “Love Never Ends” is both a description and a promise. You are invited to journey, guided by the Corinthian epistles to let the light shine around you, and in you, and then from you as we seek to continue to become disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. We who have seen the light of Christ now desire to reflect it in our community and in our world by letting others see Christ through our loving presence.

The social hall will be closed for the month of January. C3’s date to return will be determined at a later date.

one up or go to the church website: www.chelseaumc.org online giving.

We have a delivery delay for our offering envelopes. We still have not received them. We should get them sometime in January. As soon as we receive them, we will let you know.

PRAYERS – If you have prayer concerns to share, please call the church office or click HERE to submit. 

Prayers for Healing for:
 

Prayers for Healing for:
* Eunice Peters * Carla Elliott * Janet Martin-Conners * Marilyn Moore * Lisa Gray-Lion * Becky Welter * Lynda Van Dusen * Carolyn Martin * Jack & Karen Barbour * Carol Hartmann * Gerry Boettger * Josephine Robbins * Jeff Emmert * Sue Ellen Dolinski * Beverly Stumph * Max Plank *


Prayers for Strength for:
* John and Carla Elliot * Dan and Lillian Long * Carol Brock *
* Mark Peterson and family following the death of his father *
* Jeff & Lois Emmert * 

 
Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:
* Matthew Daoust * Ethan McPherson * Jack Coon *  

Administrative Council News

Administrative Council News

The members of the Administrative Council for 2022 are:
Mike Vanderspool, Chair
Jim Alford III, Member-at-Large
Joy Barrett, Senior Pastor
Brenda Beck, Finance Chair and Church Treasurer
Rodney Gasaway, Ordained Deacon and Director of Missions and Outreach
Heather Hay, Member-at-Large
Janet Martin-Conners, Member-at-Large
Nolan Peterson, Member-at-Large
Charles Schmunk, Member-at-Large
Susan Wellman, Chair of Staff-Parish Relations
Karen Woollams, Member-at-Large
 
A Trustees chairperson will be selected at their first meeting, and this person will also serve on Ad Council. In 2021, this slot was filled (admirably!) by Dana Schmunk.
 
Profound thanks to those who are rotating off: Kerry Plank (Finance Chair), John Seto (SPRC Chair) and Edie Wiarda (Ad Council Chair).  

Finance News

If you have not sent in a pledge card for 2022, you are welcome to do so.  You can stop by the church office one up

or go to the church website: www.chelseaumc.org online giving.

We have a delivery delay for our offering envelopes. We still have not received them. We should get them sometime in January. As soon as we receive them, we will let you know.to pick

Collection Container in the Lobby

The Chelsea High School Students are collecting plastic for the NexTrex Challenge. We will have a collection container in the lobby. Grocery bags, bread bags, bubble wrap, newspaper sleeves, ice bags, Ziploc & other food storage bags, cereal bags, salt bags, produce bags. We will collect these items until April 15, 2022. Click HERE for the NexTrek poster.


January 16, 2022 – Multicultural Concert, 4:30 pm here at Chelsea First “Culture takes on many forms. We are focusing on how music, race, and the arts have helped shape the culture of our country over the last 100 years.  The concert is offering a variety of local artists featuring Big Band, Jazz, British Invasion, Bluegrass, Broadway, and Soul.” This concert will be livestreamed on the church YouTube channel. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-oDHg9zaImC42npYW0EvTA

Activities Planned for 2022 MLK Jr. Day in Chelsea

Four Chelsea organizations are cooperating to provide a range of activities this year to commemorate and honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday, a national holiday. It is celebrated on Jan. 17 this year.

The Chelsea First UMC will offer a multi-cultural concert on Jan 16 at 4.30 pm.

The Chelsea District Library will feature a showing of the film The Butler on Jan 17 at 5.30 pm with a discussion after.

The Human Rights Commission will have a speaker and presentation that same week. More details on these events will come in January.

One World One Family will again sponsor a collection followed by a Day of Service and Social Action on Jan 17, the MLK Jr. Day holiday. From Jan 3 to Jan 17, please consider donating new school and art supplies for refugee families. Area resettlement agencies have said they never get enough of these. Suggested items are listed here on the Amazon wish list:https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/17EHT03ZN5CM5?type=wishlist

Drop-off locations include Chelsea District Library, First United Methodist Church lobby, the Chelsea Senior Center, and the Chamber of Commerce. Financial donations are also welcome. Details are at www.owofchelsea.org.

On January 17, the MLK Jr. Day holiday, families and youth are invited to gather from 10 am to 3 pm at the Chelsea Depot to work on projects to reach out in a personal way to offer welcome to refugee families. Projects include friendship bracelets, hand-drawn cards, and even tie-dye socks. Youth may bring a pair of their own to do too. The art and school supplies kits will be assembled and all the items delivered to families through Jewish Family Services and Washtenaw Refugee Welcome. Chelsea Depot Assn is a co-sponsor of the event. It will be a fun time that will make a difference for new families in the area. Student and adult volunteers will staff the craft tables. To volunteer, please contact owofchelsea@gmail.com. Masks will be required and social distancing in place.

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