July 21
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for more information
Worship Sundays at 10:00am

  • Livestream Worship at 10AM on YouTube*
  • In-person in the Backyard Tent*
Read John 14:18-24 to prepare

*We appreciate your grace and your understanding. Livestreaming the outdoor service has provided some technical challenges over the last couple of weeks, which we are working to correct. In the event that we are unable to stream the service at 10AM on Sunday, we will stream the service recording later in the day, so please continue to check the YouTube channel and Facebook page for updates. Thank you for your patience.

*In the event of inclement weather, this service will move into the sanctuary. A decision will be made by 7:30AM on Sunday and a notification will be sent by email.

Please click on this link for the lyrics to the songs this week:

Dear Friends,

Can you believe we are are almost to the end of July? We wait all winter for warm weather and summer fun and then it seems to go by quickly. But there is still summer ahead of us. Still opportunities to be outside and explore the gift of God’s creation, still time to worship each Sunday with your church family (any guesses to which apostles are left?), still time to pray for our adult and youth missionaries, still time to enjoy fishing or hiking or biking, still time to breathe in and breathe out and to experience God in the here and now. The author is unknown, but I would like to share this summer blessing:

May you walk with God
This summer
In whatever you do
Wherever you go

Walking with God means...
Walking with honesty
And with courage,
Walking with love
And respect
And concern for the feelings of others

May you talk to God
This summer
And every day and 
In every situation

Talking with God means...
Praying words of praise
For the beauty of creation
Saying prayers of thanks
For friends and good times,
Asking God's help
In all your decisions
Expressing sorrow
When you have failed

May you talk with God
Every day. Amen.

Blessings, Rev. Mary
Are you looking for a way to serve the church while enjoying our great Michigan summer? We are currently looking for volunteers to help maintain the gardens that surround the church. (Our weeds are not taking a vacation!) The property has been divided into 10 zones. Just choose a zone (click above on the "Adopt-a-Zone Map" button).

and sign up by clicking https://slfumc.ccbchurch.com/need_detail.php?need_id=15 or calling Molly in the church office (248.437.0760, ext 101). You &/or your family will then be responsible for weeding and maintaining that area this summer and fall. For more information contact Shannon Boals.  
Registration begins next week! See the church website for details.
Support Our Youth Mission Trips
Did you know that you can support our youth for their mission trips by just using rewards programs?

Kroger’s rewards – To support our church using the Kroger’s reward program, you will need to have either a Kroger’s reward card or a Kroger’s account. At the bottom of the Kroger's website (www.kroger.com) in the community section, click Kroger's Community Rewards. Then link your card or Kroger’s account id to our church. You can either search for First United Methodist Church - South Lyon or enter JE422 and our name will pop up. Whenever you shop at Kroger’s and use your Kroger’s reward card, the church will get a small percentage of the sale.

Amazon Smile – Instead of using Amazon to order things, use Amazon Smile (www. smile.amazon.com). Just sign in using your regular amazon customer id and select First United Methodist Church of South Lyon as the charity that you wish to support. Whenever you shop using Amazon Smile, the church will get a small percentage of the sale.

If you have questions, contact the Financial Secretary, Lindy Juergens, at the church office. 

The Capernaum Health Clinic seeks to demonstrate the same love of Jesus Christ in South Lyon by providing caring and compassionate medical and dental services for people in our community. The clinic is a coalition of local churches in South Lyon working together to provide free health and dental care. Participating churches and organizations include Active Faith, Crossroads, South Lyon First UMC, Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian, First Baptist, First Presbyterian, Oakpointe, Solid Rock and St. Joseph Parish.

Please consider donating to the July Mission of the Month. To find out more information about the Capernaum Health Clinic and to schedule appointments at future clinics, visit www.capernaumhealthclinic.org.

Food Pantry Donations
Our contribution to the food pantry at
Active Faith Community Services for July is:
Please drop off your contributions in the church parlor or in one of the bins outside
of the church doors.

NOW requesting school supplies and backpacks! Please drop them off at
Active Faith Community Services or in the basket in the church parlor
Active Faith Community Services
Mon, Wed, & Thurs 10-5:00
401 Washington Street
This summer South Lyon First UMC is encouraging you to follow the apostles’ example by taking the light of Christ with you wherever you go! Pick up your torch on Sunday morning or in the church office or in the tub in front of the church.

Show us where you’ve been - take pictures with your torch on your travels and upload them here: 

or email them to Jen Denny.
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 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.