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Join us Sundays at 9 or 11 am for in person worship in the sanctuary. Face masks are no longer mandated, yet still encouraged, inside the church building .  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. 

Holy Humor Sunday

9 and 11 am in the sanctuary


In the sanctuary. Face masks are no longer mandated, yet still encouraged, inside the church building. You can also watch either service live-streamed on the church YouTube Channel, click HERE. Subscribe to the church channel and you will get a notification when something new is available.

The best thing that has ever happened to us as the human race is that Jesus was resurrected from the dead on Easter. In the early centuries of Christianity, the week after Easter was celebrated by faithful Christians as “days of joy and laughter” to celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. People sang, danced, laughed and told stories and jokes. 

Everyone needs a good laugh once in a while and next Sunday’s worship services are devoted to providing a time to laugh together as we celebrate Holy Humor Sunday.  It is a time when we can put our worries and fears aside and have a few laughs, with family-friendly jokes and some holy silliness. As Psalm 126 says, “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy.” Come celebrate the joy of God’s victory over death!

You are encouraged to dress up in funny clothes and be prepared to laugh and smile as you will hear jokes as well as hearing the musicians present some upbeat and lighthearted music.

Laughter is a means of grace and the quickest and easiest way to spread joy, especially in stressful times. Holy Humor Sunday may help you find the joy that comes from God’s love and see the best in others.

Join us for Coffee, Cookies, and Conversation from 10 – 11 am in the social hall

PRAYERS – If you have prayer concerns to share, please call the church office

Prayers for Comfort for:

* Ruth Ammon and family following the death of her uncle Ralph *

Prayers for Healing for:

* Eunice Peters * Carla Elliott * Lisa Gray-Lion * Becky Welter * Lynda Van Dusen *  Beverly Stumph *Chris Craig* Norm Colbry* Patti* Linda Fields* Sharon * Olivia (Meredith)*

Prayers for Strength for:

* John and Carla Elliot * Dan and Lillian Long * Sherry & Brian Laskowski* Ruth Ammon* Family and friends of Craig and Carol Adams following the death of their nephew* Sharon and Peter* Ruth Ammon and family*

Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:

* Matthew Daoust * Ethan McPherson * Jack Coon *  John Robbins * Clinton Olberg

Doctor Miriam’s Memoir

CFUMC member, Miriam S. Daly, MD, has written her memoir. It started as an assignment for Albion Area Lifelong Learners (AALL) and continued at Chelsea Retirement Community in a creative writing course. When her son, John, discovered she had 52 stories about her life as a physician, wife, mother, and girl scout, they organized them into a book called Doctor Miriam.

Dr. Miriam has some amazing stories! Her memoir covers growing up in Baltimore, attending the University of Maryland Medical School when only 10% of the class were allowed to be women, interning at Lutheran Hospital in Baltimore, moving to Albion, MI, practicing medicine for 44 years, a trip up the Alaska Highway when it was still 1000 miles of gravel road, and finally retirement in Chelsea.

Doctor Miriam is available at Serendipity Book Store in Chelsea. Both paperback and Kindle editions are available from Amazon.com.

Submitted by Nancy J Daly
Miriam Daly’s daughter-in-law

Change of location- Valiant in Chelsea

It’s finally warming up! It’s time to get out of the house. Let’s get together for dinner in Chelsea.  Valiant Bar & Grill Sunday, April 24 at 5:30 pm. The sign-up genius

link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050549ADAD2A1-adult.  All are welcome!  Any questions, please contact the Church office

Summer Mission Trip
Save the Date

The Chelsea First mission trip is coming up on June 16 -19. We will be visiting “God’s Country Cooperative Parish” in the upper peninsula to help with home repairs for those living in poverty. With the shortage of materials and the rising cost of lumber, our assistance is needed more than ever. 

Starting Easter Sunday, you have the opportunity to donate for the purchase of construction materials that we will take to support mission teams throughout the summer.  A “Mission Tree” with tags of what your donation will purchase is available in the social hall after each service or during the week

Church Camping Trip – August 19 – 21, 2022

We have some reserved spots left that are connected sites at Greenwood Acres Family Campground in Jackson, Michigan. $90 per family. This camp is located on 300 acres in a wooded setting featuring a mile of frontage on Goose Lake, a sandy beach to relax on, and plenty of fishing. There is an Olympic size swimming pool, free 9-hole golf course, mini-golf, playgrounds, jumping pillow, shuffleboard, tennis, basketball courts, children’s arts and craft classes, children and youth coordinated athletics, horseshoes; and an old retired military tank to explore! Also, every Saturday evening there is a live band that performs. The sites all have water and electric hookups with modern bathrooms onsite. Your RV, trailer, and tents are welcome and are allowed an additional tent per site if pre-registered. Space is limited so it is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

They are located at 2401 Hilton Rd, Jackson, MI seven miles east of Jackson. When on I-94 westbound, take exit 147, or if eastbound, take exit 145. To reserve and pay for your sight please contact Greenwood Acres directly at (517) 522-8600 and pick from a site already registered under Chelsea UMC. Let’s come together in fellowship and have some fun!

Please fill out the Google Form if you are interested https://forms.gle/EEiKUA3ZqxjdcwxK6. If you are attending you need to be signed up by July 25. 

Donate to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) to support Ukraine

  UMCOR has been actively providing care and support for displaced persons and others in need because of this military action. One hundred percent (100%) of your donations to UMCOR disaster appeals goes directly to relief efforts. That is powerful and good news. You can make your donations and learn more about the work of UMCOR in Ukraine here: https://umcmission.org/umcor/ukraine/. Your financial gifts may also be given through our church; please indicate “Advance #982450-Ukraine” on the memo line.

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