Midweek Messenger . Apr 7
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Worship Sundays at 10:00am

  • Livestream Worship
  • In-person in the Sanctuary

Read John 20:19-31 to prepare.
Dear Church Family,

Christ the Lord has Risen! I pray that you had a meaningful Easter, that you are living life with an Easter Heart. This Sunday we will be blessed in our worship service. Randy Hildebrant has sent a sermon video. Many of you may recognize his name, he is the church and community worker at God’s Country Cooperative Parish. The purpose of God’s Country Cooperative Parish is to help the churches of the parish in spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ by strengthening them through ministering to each other, through sharing talents and resources, and through reaching out to all people by pastor and laity.

For many years our church has been in partnership with their ministries in the Upper Peninsula. We have had adult teams that travel for mission work, and we have helped with home repairs, community projects, and a school transformation so that their ministry can expand in the area. This year our mission connection will also expand to include a youth work team that will travel north in August. We are thankful that Randy will be our preacher of the day. We pray blessing on all the work that God’s Country Cooperative Parish is engaged with this year. Please look for future articles about ways that you can support this ministry partnership.  
Love and Peace in Christ,
Rev. Mary
Pasty Sales
Pasty sales ($5.50 each) begin April 1st
Help fund the 2021 mission trip to God’s Country Cooperative Parish in the U.P.   Orders will be taken through April 15th so don’t miss out!  To place your order contact a member of the God’s Country Mission trip or follow this link to our Sign-Up Genius fundraiser and select the options you would like.  For payments options, please go to: https://www.southlyonfirstumc.org/giving

Again this year we are taking orders to distribute to Active Faith clients for those of you who aren’t interested in purchasing pastys for yourself but still want to help support this important mission.  Please plan to pay for your pasty order at the time you place your order.  Pastys will be available for pick up at the church May 16th.  Want to help with outside sales to family, friends and co-workers? Please share the link!
Light For The Journey
Grief is a journey, something to be worked through with God as our help and support along the way. A grief process ministry called "Light for the Journey" will begin on April 14th at 10AM in-person in the chapel & on Zoom. This will be an 8 week course using Grieving Forward: Death Happened Now What? by Clough and Pouliot as our guide. If you have ever lost someone and are looking for healthy faithful ways to find a “new normal” we invite you to come. Please call the church office to sign up or for more information or for a Zoom link.

For More Information OR
To Register to Help
Fill out the Registration Form to participate in a Church Has Left The Building Project by clicking on this link or QR Code or by visiting the church website homepage:

Deadline to Register is April 25th
Donate to Project Work

If you wish to make a donation to The Church Has Left The Building Project Work, please send your donation to the church or give electronically. Please name “CHLTB” in the memo.
April Mission of the Month
GOD’S COUNTRY COOPERATIVE PARISH is 7 churches in four counties that banded together to survive and thrive where resources are miles apart; in an area of harsh winters, low employment opportunities, and poverty levels at or below the national and state averages. Your gifts to GOD’S COUNTRY COOPERATIVE PARISH are NOT used to send our volunteers on mission trips, but are used to help support the actual mission of GCCP: the administrative needs, interns, materials, and additional programs that have been added over the years. Please consider showing financial love for our neighbors in the Upper Peninsula or dropping off NEW socks and underwear for the children. Donations may be placed the the church drop-box, or in one of the bins in the parlor or by the front entrance by May 1st.

Children & Youth Ministry

PreK - 2nd - Stories with Kendi
Every Wednesday @ 7PM on Zoom

2-5 grades - Kids Connection
Sundays 6-7:15PM
in the double classroom
(Rm 115-117)

Kids Connection will not meet 4/11, will resume 4/18

6-12 grades - Youth Group
Sundays 6-7:15PM
in the Fellowship Hall

Register online for Summer Camp - umcamping.org
Opportunity to Show Love to Your Neighbor
South Lyon First
is hosting a Versiti Blood Drive April 22

Thursday, April 22
1:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
APPOINTMENTS PREFERRED to assist with social distancing – masks required.
    Just click on the link OR scan the QR code with your mobile phone.

COVID Vaccine Deferral: There is a 48 hour deferral for those who received the COVID vaccine. It’s 48 hours post vaccine before you are eligible to donate blood. It’s the same whether it’s the first or second dose, both require the 48 hour waiting period.
Food Pantry Donations
Our contribution to the food pantry at
Active Faith Community Services for April is:
Spaghetti Sauce
Please drop off your contributions in the church parlor or in one of the bins outside of the church doors.
OUTDOOR Ministry Outreach
While looking forward to the spring and summer activities and new ways to expand our outdoor ministries, the Trustees and Church Council have decided that a large tent would greatly expand our opportunities. If the idea of expanding our outside ministries touches your heart, please consider making a donation. When making a donation, please put "tent" in the memo section of your check. If using the GivePlus App, please select "21602 SP - tent" or if using text-to-give, please enter "tent".
Giving Options

  • Visit our website https://www.southlyonfirstumc.org/giving
  • Use our giving app on your phone, GivePlus Church
  • Use our text-to-give option by texting to 855-947-0586 with the dollar amount in the message
  • Call Vanco at 1-800-675-7430 to make a credit card donation over the phone
  • Drop off a check in our drop-box at door #4 at the church. 
  • Mail a check to SLFUMC, 640 S. Lafayette St., South Lyon, MI 48178

Office Hours
  • Mondays - Thursdays
  • 9:00am - 12:00pm

Beginning April 5th - NEW HOURS!
  • Mondays 9am - 3:00pm
  • Tuesdays - Thursdays 9am - noon

Check out our website or our live calendar
for more information about our church or any of these programs!

Do you prefer a printed copy of our Midweek Messenger? Hard copies are available in the tote outside the main doors to the church.