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.” 

Sunday Worship
9 and 11 am 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. 


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 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)* Kathy Quinn* Kathy S*

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 following the death of her uncle Ralph*

Prayers for all service personnel overseas, and especially for:

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

Western Washtenaw Recycling Authority

(Next Trex Challenge at Chelsea High School)

Thanks to all of your help, we have collected 4,069.89 pounds of plastic so far this year! This was enough to put Chelsea High School in FIRST PLACE in the competition. Due to the overwhelming response, the Trex company is allowing us to continue collecting plastic. Please continue to drop off your plastic at any of our community locations: Chelsea Library, Bulldog Nutrition, Culvers, Chelsea Farmers Supply, WSEC Senior Center, The Lake House Bakery, and Chelsea High School Independence Hall. The Chelsea First United Methodist Church will also have a bin in the lobby for drop-off. 

The Material Girls crafting group meets on the second Tuesday of each month from January through November. Any woman 16 years and older are invited to participate. Our next meeting is May 10 from 12-3 pm in the Social Hall of Chelsea First United Methodist Church. Please join us for an afternoon of crafting and fellowship. Please contact Chris Frayer through the Church secretary if you are interested in attending

Chelsea First UMC Intergenerational Orchestra

YOU ARE INVITED to join the Chelsea First United Methodist Church Intergenerational Orchestra (CFUMCIO) as we serve our congregation in worship on Sunday, May 22.  We will rehearse at 10 a.m. on that day and serve at the 11 a.m. worship time.  All orchestral and band instrumentalists in grades 7 through 90 years are invited to participate.
HOW DO I GET MY MUSIC or sign up?

Please contact the Church s office who will transfer your request to Max Plank.

  • Email Max Plank
  • Pick up your music at the church beginning Sunday, April 24 on the table down by the Church Office.
  • Secure your music as you show up for rehearsal (early, I hope).

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! 

Please consider taking QPR: Three steps anyone can learn to help prevent suicide. It is one hour, online, and free. QPR is an innovative, practical, and proven suicide prevention training that, just like CPR, can save lives. Here is the link to begin, then follow the instructions below. http://qprtraining.com/setup\

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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Chelsea First United Methodist Church 
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