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April Mission: Clinica Evangelica Morava in Ahuas, Honduras

Our April Mission is to support the healthcare center in Ahuas, Honduras.  The hospital was founded in 1946 and survives because of financial support and volunteers from the United States.  Rick Nelson is the administrator of the clinic.  He grew up in Sturgeon Bay and was the former director of Door County Habitat for Humanity. Please consider donating to this worthwhile cause.…

Bishop Lewis – Forum Discussion

The Sturgeon Bay UMC Forum had the privilege of hearing retired Bishop William B. Lewis speak to us about the future of the United Methodist Church. The church is struggling as to how to deal with LGBTQ issues in our church. It appears that the Judicial Council of the General Conference will be taking up the subject in the near future. It…

Capital Campaign – July 15, 2018

The funding portion of the Capital Campaign came to a successful conclusion on June 30th.  The generosity and enthusiasm from the congregation and friends of the church have been unbelievable and greatly appreciated.  In January, the Capital Campaign listed 3 objectives which were felt needed to be accomplished. Better serve our members by: improving the Visual and Sound quality of our worship…

Study Up-Date

I thought I would offer an update where I am in my doctoral studies through Western Theological Seminary. I completed the first unit and have begun the second unit as of the first of this year. There are two units in each academic year. I had forgotten the rigors of academia and the need to stay ahead of your deadlines, so I…

Lumberjack Supper

The 83rd Lumberjack Supper will be held on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at the Sturgeon Bay United Methodist Church.  Serving will be from 4:30 – 7:00 p.m.  Take-out will be from 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.  Advance tickets can be purchased at the church office and are $15.00 for individuals 12 years and up.  Tickets at the door are $16.00. Children’s tickets  (6-11 years) are $7.00…

October Mission MMDC

This has been an unprecedented year for hurricanes.  Although we had a previous monthly mission for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center, their supplies have been greatly depleted.  They are in urgent need to meet the needs of those affected by these storms.  For that reason we are once again asking for your generous support. Five Things You Can Do: Pray for those…

39th Annual Apple Bazaar

Plan to bring your non-perishable items Monday through Thursday before the Bazaar.  Please stay to offer your time when you can that week.  If you have never helped before, please allow Jackie or Carol to find a fun area for you to work in!  Volunteer help is needed and appreciated. This is a great opportunity to clean out unused items from your…

Pastor Dave’s Study

This is the first entry in what I hope is to become a conversation around the topic of retirement from a Christian/Ethical perspective. I am using this blog as a means of communicating with the parish I serve about a study I am engaged in concerning the Christian viewpoint of retirement as a major transition of life and any other interested parties.…