September 2020
Harold Wimberly, Senior Pastor and
Angela Wimberly, Administrative Pastor
1601 Stamford Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198
Office 734-483-7967
Pastor Harold Wimberly | Cell phone 734-545-5341

Office Hours:
Pastor Angela Wimberly
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 5:30 pm

Pastor Harold Wimberly
Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10am - 5:30pm
Mondays by appointment only

From the Desk of Pastor Harold
Greetings Christian Love Fellowship Ministries Family. I would like to share something with you from my heart to yours. I became a member of this great ministry almost 30 years ago and I had the blessing of being raised up in this House as a man of God, husband, Father, and Servant of the Most High. I grew up being discipled at CLFMI by some great men of God and to this day I still listen to their wisdom. 
I have embraced the vision of this ministry during my years here at CLFMI and I will continue to do so as it is my purpose and mission in my lifetime. I vowed to God that we (CLFMI) will be a people that will share the Gospel through how we live, how we love, and how we serve! 

I recognize that we are in some crazy times right now, but I have no doubt that our Father God will sustain us and keep us moving for His Glory! We must come together as one body, ready, willing, and dedicated to serve the Most High through being His Ambassadors here on earth. Are you ready to embrace this journey with me and Pastor Angela? We need all of you to play a role, not a spectator, but we need skin in the game from you! 

I’ve always felt that CLFMI has the most talented and gifted people in the world right here in this house and we are to use all of our gifts and talents to Advance the Kingdom of God here on earth as it is in Heaven. For the next four weeks if your truly serious about CLFMI being the place where God has called you----

Lets Go to Work as one body serving one
God Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! 
4-Week Journey:

  • Start your day praying and reading your Word daily.
  • Check in on someone God has laid on your heart each day. 
  • If you are a part of a Ministry get together with those on your team to pray, plan, prepare, and execute with purpose.
  • Speak to someone about your faith weekly and invite someone to either one of our bible studies, Sunday Session, and to our Sunday Morning Worship each week. 

Please know that I am only a call away and if you need to talk to me for any reason call me. Yes, school has restarted for me and I will most likely be tied up working during the day, but you are welcome to call or text me. 

Blessings,
Pastor Harold

Sister Tamika Mackey Burnett is having two invasive procedures—one on September 15th and the other on October 2nd. She is looking for help with meals for a few days after each of these procedures. She is a family of 6—she and her husband, 3 small children, and a teenager. Please call her if you can help. Thank you.

Phone number: (318) 294-7337

Dear CLFMI family, 
We are starting back our Christian Education classes this Wednesday September 2nd for Noon and Evening (7pm) Bible Study. On Sunday September 6th at 9am our Sunday Sessions (aka Sunday School) will be starting back as well. We have changed from the Zoom format to Google Meets/Classroom platform for all three classes. For easy access just go to our website and scroll down our homepage, go to the day and click on the time or If you select to call in, follow the information provided. 

You must have a gmail account to join with video or you can select to call in. If you don't know how to create a gmail account, we can help you by creating one for you by clicking on the link below. Within 24 hrs you will receive an email to your current email address with your new gmail account. Follow the the instructions and you will be set. If you have any questions please email Pastor Angela at angela.wimberly@clfmi.org.
How can I attend Sunday Morning Worship?  
Currently worship service is being conducted on Facebook Live at 10:30 am. Please use the church business facebook to tune in: Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International. A simple way is to go to the website and click ‘Tune In’. The website address is CLFMI.CHURCH

How can I attend Sunday Sessions (formerly Sunday School)? 
Sessions takes place on Sundays at 9:00am through Google Classroom. Access classes by going to the website and clicking on Sunday Sessions at CLFMI.CHURCH.

How can I attend Bible Studies at CLFMI?
Bible Studies takes place on Wednesday at 12 noon and 7:00 pm on Google Classroom. Access classes by going to the website and clicking on the class of your choice at CLFMI.CHURCH.

What is Google Classroom?
Put very simply, it is a web-based learning and meeting method. It allows you to log-in and hear your teachers, interact with the class discussion, or participate in the meeting on your computer, tablet, or cell phone.

Who should I contact if I need prayer, have an emergency, or have a question?
Call the church the church at 734-483-7967 or send a message through ‘Contact Us” on the church website at CLFMI.CHURCH.

Is the church office open during the week?
Yes. Please call on Tuesdays or Wednesday from 10am - 5:30 pm. Monday’s are available by appointment only. Call 734-483-7967. 

How can I give to CLFMI?
You can give through one of the church apps or you can mail your contributions to CLFMI 1601 Stamford Road, Ypsilanti, MI 48198. The apps are: Cash App, Venmo, or Tithely. Please go to the church website to click on your app of preference at CLFMI.CHURCH

If I or someone else needs emergency food, where can I get help?
CLFMI operates an Emergency Food Pantry—in conjunction with Food Gatherers on Tuesdays and Wednesday of every week from 12pm to 4pm. The food pantry is located at 1601 Stamford Road, Ypsilanti. Please call 734-483-7967 and select option 2. Leave a message and someone will return your call and arrange a pickup time. You can also obtain food at the church— usually on the fourth Saturday of the month— by coming to the church between the hours of 10:30 to 12:00 Noon. No appointment is necessary.

How can I be of service to the church?
Continue to pray for our pastors, ministers, church leaders, members and friends of CLFMI. Use your spiritual gifts by joining a ministry—or use your talents to perform a task—-such as church clean-up days, food distributions, or other special projects. Call the church office to get more information 734-483-7967. 

From United Sisters--
There will be a United Sister Virtual Gathering on Friday, September 25 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm. Put it on your calendars. Details to follow.
Click here to join Zoom Meeting:
Happy September Birthdays!! Let us know
if you are celebrating a Birthday, Anniversary, or
another life celebration.
To respond, please go our facebook discussion page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/clfmi
Celebrate Holy Communion
every first Sunday-September 6, 2020

During the quarantine, you can prepare your communion sacraments at home with juice, crackers or bread that you have at home. The sacraments will be blessed during the online service.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Every Sunday Morning—
Sunday Sessions at 9:00 AM - on Google Classroom
One step log-in at CLFMI.CHURCH


Sunday Morning Worship via Facebook Live at 10:30 AM
One step log-in at CLFMI.CHURCH
Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International

Every Monday Morning—
Men's Telephone Prayer at 6:30 AM
Dial 515-604-9099 Pin# 207-067-452
For questions contact: Brother Milton Anderson

Every Wednesday
Bible Study at 12:00 Noon—One step log-in on the website
Bible Study at 7:00PM —One step log-in on the website
Both on Google Classroom

Emergency Food Pantry
Tuesdays and Wednesdays
12noon - 4pm By appointment only
Call 734-483-7967 and press option #2 to leave a message.
Someone will get back with you to set up a pick-up time.

Every Third Thursday Only- 'Love Call'
Pastor Harold Wimberly is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

This is a time for the congregation to come together to talk and pray—
led by Pastor Harold Wimberly.  

September 17 at 7:00 PM
on Zoom Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 734 545 5341 Password: 092819

Or for audio only--one tap mobile
Dial 1-312-626-6799 and enter the code 7345455341

Note: A one step log-in will also be on the website

Every Fourth Saturday
Food Distribution at CLFMI for the Community
Volunteers are always needed
9:00 am to set up
10:30 to 12:00 Noon—Distribution
The next distribution will be September 26, 2020
PLEASE NOTE:
THE CHURCH ANNIVERSARY SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 13, 2020 IS CANCELLED.
Church Clean-Up: We need everyone who can to put your hands to work, to help in clearing out and beautifying the house of God. If you have something at the church that's yours, you need to retrieve it before September 12th. 
Everyone is required to wear a mask.
Saturday 9/12- 9am to 2pm
Monday 9/14, Thursday 9/17, Friday 9/18- 5pm to 8pm
Saturday 9/19- 9am to 2pm
Click here for Love Call Zoom: https://zoom.us/j/7345455341
Meeting ID: 734 545 5341  Password: 092819

Or for audio only
Dial—1-312-626-6799 and enter code number
7345455341

An Encouraging Word
Encouraging Word Article
September 2020


Ambassadors for Christ 

Ambassadors represent the home from which they come and the head of that home. So how does this apply to Christians? Well I thought you would never ask! The bible says that this is not our home. (Hebrews 13:14-16). It also says that we, Christians, are ambassadors for Christ (2 Cor. 5:20); in other words we represent Him (Christ) in the earth. Ambassadors are not always sent into the most desirable and favorable situations. So how does this apply to us today? We may not be in the place where we are comfortable, but we are where we are needed. If we are representing Christ as we should, we are having an affect even if we are not aware of it.  
Remember what ever the circumstances we are in (be it pleasant or not) this is not permanent. We that are Christian have a glorious and wonderful eternal life ahead. Remember this is not our home. Our job is to shine our light in the midst of darkness so that others can find their way. 
Till next time, if the Lord is willing.
Pastor James 

You are welcome to respond to Pastor James at:

Pastor James Green also invites you to listen to the lyrics to an old R&B song. The song is titled "Wake Up Everybody" by Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes—which was released in 1975. As you read or listen to the lyrics, you'll see how relevant the words are to the world we're living in today. Although this is a R&B song, the Word of God reminds us--

"Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed." Romans 13:11. In addition "Wake up from your drunken stupor, as is right, and do not go on sinning. For some have no knowledge of God. I say this to your shame" (1 Corinthians 15:34).

To read the lyric, click here.

To listen, click on this link:
(Scroll down to the song)
THE NEXT DISTRIBUTION DAY WILL BE September 26, 2020
Volunteers are always needed to unload the food truck and to prepare
food bags. If you can squeeze out some time, please arrive at 9:00AM
Ways to enjoy yourselves as singles or couples during Covid-19---mostly for free.

  • Walking, biking, or a picnic for two at Gallup Park, Ford Lake or one of the 150 parks in this area.
  • Morning at the Ann Arbor Farmer’s Market/ Ypsilanti Market
  • Breakfast or lunch at Beezy’s or the Sidetrack in Ypsilanti
  • Stay at home date night picnic in bed.
  • Work on the yard together/clean out the garage/ rake leaves
  • Go for a long ride on the back roads to a new area. Stop for coffee or ice cream. For fall, enjoy the color changes.
  • Also for fall—go to an apple orchard, pick apples, or have some hot or cold cider. 
  • Take turns giving foot, neck, head, and back massages.
  • One morning—go for a bagel or muffin at Barry Bagels in Ann arbor—or any other coffee shop. 
  • Search out a special movie or documentary you'd like to see.
  • Cook a meal together
  • Participate in a community fund raiser walk. Fundraisers are now held on your own time.
  • Watch a sunrise or sunset by the water.
  • Do devotions together
  • Go boating—kayaking, canoes, paddle boats, etc.
  • Discover each other’s love language
  • If you like animals, go out to Domino’s Farm and see the animals--in Ann Arbor
  • Go the Detroit or Toledo Zoo’s 
  • If you like shopping, go to your favorite mall and look around. You don’t have to buy anything. 
  • Go grocery shopping together.
  • If you golf or play tennis—play as a couple.
  • If you motor cycle—ride as a couple
  • Watch a romantic comedy on TV (On Demand, Red Box, I-Tunes, Xfinity, Hula, Netflix, Peacock, YouTube and scores of more sources) A good one is….”Sleepless in Seattle” (1993)
  • In the winter—bundle up and go for a winter walk or build a snowman.
  • Take a vacation day during the week and do something fun. A weekday outing feels different that a weekend day.
  • WEAR YOUR MASKS AND HAVE A GOOD TIME!


Medical Loan Closets
Emmanuel Lutheran Church
Details
201 North River
Ypsilanti, MI 48198

State: Michigan
Email: emmanuel@provide.net
Phone Number: 734-482-7121 

Hours
Please call the church for specific times

Counties Served
Washtenaw
Requirements
Anyone
Lending Period
As Long As Needed. If it is no longer of use, we ask that you return it
so we have it to loan to another.
Equipment
Durable Medical equipment that is donated to the church such as Wheelchairs, Tub Seating, Crutches, Canes, Walkers and Bedside Commodes. Please call to check for availability.


Bethlehem United Church of Christ
Details
423 S. Fourth Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI

State: Michigan
Email: info@bethlehem-ucc.org
Phone Number: 734-665-6149 

Hours
Tuesday - Friday 9:00am - 3:00pm
Counties Served
Washtenaw
Requirements
Anyone
Lending Period
As Long As Needed
Equipment
Used canes, walkers, bath chairs, wheelchairs, etc. when available.No hospital beds, BP cuffs, diabetic testers, or personal items such as adult diapers.Please call to check for availability.


RECENT CHURCH IMPROVEMENTS—NEW ROOF ON THE ROBERT A. HILL ANNEX, RESURFACING OF THE PARKING LOT, AND LANDSCAPE BEAUTIFICATION.
If you or someone you know is facing a mental health emergency, remember there is help available here in Washtenaw County. Also the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Hours: Available 24 hours.
1-800-273-8255
Getting Started
Community Mental Health seeks to improve quality of life and increase personal fulfillment for all of our community members, particularly during challenging times, including crisis, and for those that may be dealing with ongoing conditions. Service information and crisis services and supports are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week including holidays.
To get started, you can call 734-544-3050, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you call, express that you are looking to learn more about receiving behavioral health services. There will be someone from the clinical team will talk with you about what you are looking for, what your needs are, and ask for more information regarding your situation. The clinician will also assess to see if you are currently in a crisis and may be in need of immediate support from our mobile crisis team. From there, you can be scheduled with our Youth and Families services if you are under 18, the I/DD program if you have a documented intellectual or developmental disability, the program for Adults living with Mental Health and/or a Co-occurring Condition, or you could be connected with our CARES Team or another community provider.
During the screening process, staff will gather enough information to determine which program you should be scheduled with. ​​Once you are scheduled, you will come in for a full assessment where we will ask questions about your situation, your past history, your goals and expectations, and determine how to best meet your needs. Some of the questions asked during your first visit may be similar to questions you were asked over the phone. These questions will help us clarify information and learn even more about your situation and how to best serve you. ​
​Community Mental Health is mandated to provide behavioral health services to those who have a severe mental illness, severe emotional disturbances, or a qualifying intellectual or developmental disability to those who have some form of Medicaid. Each person’s situation is evaluated on an individual basis. If we find that you do not meet the criteria for our services, you may be referred to our CARES program, or we can work with you to connect you with a community provider who will meet your needs and is covered under your health insurance.
​Please see our Contact Information page to see our hours and locations.


All registered voters are eligible to vote by mail
Due to the passage of the statewide ballot proposal 18-3, all eligible and registered voters in Michigan may now request an absent voter ballot without providing a reason.
Check your voter registration at Michigan Voter Information Center Michigan.gov/Vote

Find out how--



CHURCH WEBSITE:

To connect to previous Sunday sermons; to connect to church Bible Studies; to see how the church is involved in the community —most recently snacks purchased for front-line workers; to see the church calendar; for information on how to give—and much more. How we look on the internet:
To Give—Go to the Website and click to give. You cannot click inside of this newsletter.
FIND CLFMI ON SOCIAL MEDIA-FACEBOOK
INSTAGRAM, AND TWITTER
Official Facebook Page below- also for Sunday Sermons:
Official Facebook Page--
Christian Love Fellowship Ministries International—This is the official facebook page that is tied to the church website. All articles have to be approved by one of the Administrators. This is the facebook page that is used for Sermons on Facebook Live.
Membership Facebook Page below:
Christian Love Fellowship Church Membership Discussion Group--This is the membership facebook page that you can use to post information, make announcements, and communicate with other members.
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