Spirit Lake United Methodist Church

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Your Input is Valued: Church Value Survey Results

Why did we do the survey? 

By Fall we would like to take a congregational vote to either select a new mission statement or stay with our current mission,  “Making Disciples, Making a Difference”.

Why do we want/need a Mission Statement?

A mission statement helps guide decisions and priorities for SLUMC & tells the community what we’re working towards.

If you were not able to join in the discussion about the Church Value Survey on May 19, we would value your input and/or work with friends or family:

  • Please take a copy of the survey results (available at the Welcome Desk in the Narthex):
  • Please size each question down to two words which you think best reflect the survey answers.
  • Write your two words on a sticky note (also on the Welcome Table).
  • Add your notes to the large posters (one with each question) on the walls of Paige Hall, place them in the offering plate, or drop them off in the office.
  • Before Fall, we will ask interested people to help use the words on the posters to develop suggested Mission Statements to share with the congregation.

May 26: One Worship Service, 9:30

On May 26th Sunday Worship will be one service at 9:30.

May Meetings

Visitors are encouraged and welcomed!

May 2:  Worship Team, 5:30

May 13:  Ministry Advisory Council (MAC), 6:00

May 16:  Hospitality Team, 5:30

May 21:  Education Team, 5:30

May 28:  Missions Team, 5:30

If you would like more information, please contact the church office at 712-336-3115.

 

 

June 3-6, Vacation Bible School Registration

VBS is open to children age 3-4th Grade. Youth older than 4th grade are welcome to join the team as crew leaders/helpers.

  • June 3-6 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 
  • Vacation Bible School will be held at the church June 3-5.
  • Vacation Bible School will be at Lake Okoboji United Methodist Camp on June 6.
  • Please bring a sack lunch each day.
  • Interested in helping?  Please contact Tammy  (336-3115).

    SCUBA VBS 2024 Registration

    June 22: Missions Food Stand at the Cruise In

    Spirit Lake’s annual Cruise In will be held on June 22.  The Missions team will have a food stand and proceeds will be used to fund future mission projects.  

    Information about how you can help will be shared as we get closer to the date.

    June 28 & 29: Church Garage Sale

    Our Missions Team would appreciate your donations for the church garage sale on June 28 & 29.  Donations (no mattresses, TVs, or large appliances) may be brought to Wesley Place June 21-27.  Garage Sale earnings are used to fund our Mission Projects. Thank you!

    Loom Project

    Everyone is invited to learn how to participate in the loom project.  There are things you can do at home or you can work on the project at your convenience in the loom room (gather some friends and enjoy time together while you work).

    Looming sessions/trainings will be held on the second Saturday of each month.

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    Join Us Sunday

    8:30

    Traditional Worship

    9:30

    Coffee & Fellowship

    Sunday School

    10:30

    Contemporary Worship

    11:30

    Coffee & Fellowship

    Join Us Wednesday

    5:30

    Family Style Meal

    6:00 – 7:00

    Classes and Activities

    Opportunities to Get Involved

    Join a Ministry Team!

    • Education: 
      • Help create & implement programming for the discipleship of our congregation (Sunday School, Bible Study, Wonderful Wednesday).
      • Meets the third Tuesday of each month at 5:30.
    • Health & Welfare:  
      • Help care for others; especially those who reside in assisted living, nursing homes, or are homebound (Birthday cards to 85+, visits, calls, Valentine cards, Easter Baskets).
      • Meets quarterly on the first Monday at 11:00.
    • Hospitality:
      • Help grow our church by creating a welcoming experience/atmosphere and a chance for people to connect (Welcome Baskets, usher, coffee).
      • Meets the third Thursday of each month at 5:30.
    • Missions:
      • Make a difference in our community and around the world through activities and events that help meet the needs of others (Then Feed Just One Packing Event, Serving at The Banquet in Sioux Falls, Backpack Program).
      • Meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at 5:30.
    • Worship:  
      • Work with our Pastor to focus on our times when we gather together (Sunday morning, special services, holidays).  Help add elements that enhance worship, adorn the church, etc.
      • Meets the first Thursday of each month at 5:30.

    Please contact the church office (712-336-3115) to learn more about these volunteer opportunities!!

    Sunday School & Wonderful Wednesday:

    Prayerfully consider how you might help!!

    Please contact Tammy to volunteer or to learn more:  712-229-3115 or tammy@spiritlakeumc.org

     

    Pray

    Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

    1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Prayer Requests

    Please contact the church office (712) 336-3115 or contact Pastor Cindy via her email.

    There are three options for prayer requests:

    1. Prayer list that is emailed to the congregation and included in our worship services.
    2. Only the Tuesday prayer group.
    3. Only for Pastor Cindy. 

    Remember that those whom we include on our prayer lists must give permission.

    Tuesday Prayer Group

    Please join us any/every Tuesday at noon for 30 minutes in the church sanctuary as we meet together to pray and lift God’s name.  If you are unable to join us in person, a devotion and prayer list will be sent to those on our email list so you may pray when and where it works for you.

    Everyone is welcome, you do not need any special skills, you will not be asked to pray aloud or lead the prayer time.

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