SIGN UP FOR CAMP !!

   Summer is here! – it’s time to Sign-up your child for camp! Last summer nearly 30 people attended Lake Okoboji UMCamp from the Spirit Lake United Methodist Church – let’s send EVEN MORE in 2015!   Check out the camp material in the at the church.

Did You Know

Members of our church help provide camperships?  We will match 1/2 or up to $150 for children attending Lake Okoboji UM Camp.             

There are conference campership monies available,?

Camp has been a part of THIS church for 95years?

  There is something for EVERYONE – all ages, day camps through 5-night events, volunteer opportunities, leadership training, family events.   If you have any questions...feel free to call Bryan Johnson @ 336-2936

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~ CAMPERSHIPS ~

     You can help our kids go to CAMP! Camp registration fees cost from $50 - $400 per camper, making fees difficult for some parents.

Please consider giving a….

FULL SCHOLARSHIP or

     PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP…

 to help a child go to Lake Okoboji UM Camp. If you have a child going to camp – you can help when you register them to pay all or as much as you can to supplement their fees.

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 FRIDAY MEN’S GROUP

Each Friday, 7:00 am, Fireside Room

              Men, join us for coffee, treats, and fellowship time, Fridays at 7:00 am.

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                               Welcome Our New

 Ministerial Assistant / Visitation Pastor

 NOTE FROM REV. MILLER: My name is Ray Miller. Marilyn is my wife of 54 years and she was a Special Ed teacher. We both graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE. Marilyn earned a Master’s degree from Morningside College. I earned a B div from Central Seminary in Fremont and a D.Min from L.S.T.C. in Chicago. We were 5 years in Canada, 20 years in Nebraska in Lutheran churches, and the rest in Iowa. We moved to Spirit Lake just before the big flood here in 1993. After Hurricane Katrina, I wanted to help in recovery and went solo to Ocean Springs for a month to help.

       I found out the Presbyterians had a group going to Ocean Springs and joined with them for the next five trips. We became involved in the choir and eventually joined that church and became active.     We have been to Israel and Greece (the journeys of Paul) with a United Methodist ministry called Educational Opportunities. We also have traveled to other countries. I was part of an Episcopal mission team to the Dominican Republic and a Presbyterian team to Guatemala. I hope to go on another one this year.

     We have 2 boys, 2 girls, and 8 grandchildren. We hosted 4 exchange students and were parents to 4 foster kids, one at a time. We do a lot of volunteer work. My interest is bike riding and Marilyn’s passion is quilting.   -Rev. Ray Miller

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                       RIDE MINISTRY

We currently have 5-6 members in our congregation who are needing rides to the 8:30 Sunday Worship Service. We are in need of a COORDINATOR to be the organizer between the driver and the riders each Sunday. We also need DRIVERS. Please prayerfully consider this ministry. Let Betty know if you are able to do this.

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           COLLEGE GRADUATES

         We will recognize our college graduates Sunday, May 31st! If you have a son or daughter who is a member of SLUMC, who is graduating from college this year, please contact the church office and let us know where and when they will graduate and with what degree and a graduation picture we can post. They do not need to be present. We just want to support their academic accomplishments.

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              JIM STILES RETIRES        

        A Retirement Celebration honoring Pastor Jim Stiles will be held Sunday, June 14th @ Washington United Methodist Church, 206 West 2nd St, Washington IA 52353

A Retirement Reception Dinner & Program will be held immediately following the 11:00 Service. Please RSVP (to the above address or call 319-653-5446) before June 1st to make dinner reservations and share a special moment or memory as your gift to the Stiles’ to be included in a Memory Album.

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      SPIRIT LAKE CRUISE IN

         On the northwest corner of Hill Ave & Lake Street

           Sat, June 27th ~ 6-8 PM

                 Stop by our Mission Food Stand

                          for Hot Dogs, Chips, and Pop

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            Save Your Treasures

                    An All-Church Garage Sale

              will be held Sat, July 11, with

                    proceeds to go toward

                       Mission Projects.

                            Start saving your items !  

You can bring your items after July 1st to Wesley Place. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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In downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa
On the corner of 18th Street
(Hwy 9/71) and Gary Avenue


1812 Gary Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712.336.3115
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