May 24


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  • Worship in the sanctuary* at 9:45am on Sundays
  • Livestream Worship at 9:45AM on YouTube

*in the backyard tent on the second Sunday of each month

Church Has Left the Building

My heart is still filled with joy as I reflect back on our Mission Driven day. 147 people in service on one day for a total of 367 ½ hours of ministry in South Lyon working on 26 different projects. Plus there were over 100 hours of planning that went into putting all the details together so that our Church Has Left the Building service could happen. We set a goal of 190 people in service, but God had other plans and 147 people is exactly what the Holy Spirit pulled together in order to make this our biggest Church Has Left the Building ever. Painting, fixing porches, picking up sticks for Jesus, gardening, cooking, serving, praying, and so much more happened because you all showed up to be God’s hands and feet on May 21st. 

The amazing thing is that we still have a Family Mission Trip, a Summer Lunch Program, an Adult Mission Trip, and a Youth Mission Experience all happening before Labor Day.  John 15:12 states “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” Thank you for being a church that loves others so deeply.

Special Thank you to Jessica Mytty for chairing and organizing this big event, to Jen Denny for coordinating all the food, and for all the servant hearted people who helped plan, prayed, and showed up for 2023 Church Has Left the Building.

Enjoy a few of these photos. Love and peace in Christ, Rev. Mary


We are gathering at Third Monk Brewing this Wednesday, May 24, @ 7:30 pm.

This week we will discuss Being Stuck, Maps, Ascension, and Beliefs & Morality… and anything else that is on your heart. Please come and join us for a cold beer (…or pop) and a lively conversation.


MAY 28, Following the Service

Rev. LuAnn Rourke has approved a special Church Conference for the sole purpose of voting on a motion being brought forward from the Church Council to refinance our loan with the Michigan Foundation to not exceed 460,000. This amount includes our current mortgage plus funds needed to repair the roof, parking lot, HVAC, and other areas, so that South Lyon First UMC can continue to be Ministry in Motion. All church members are invited with voice and vote for this event. Rev. Tom Hart has been assign to precede over this Church Conference. For more information, click on this video link:

SLFUMC is preparing to honor our graduates,

Sunday, June 4th! 

Please send Kendi the following:

High School or College Graduate’s name, school, (degree if college), baby picture, and senior picture by May 29.


Thurs, August 17 - Sat, August 19

Open to completed 6th graders through completed 12th graders 

Cost: $60, due by June 15 (contact Kendi if other arrangements need to be made)

Thursday & Friday, we’ll work with Cass Community Services in Detroit, and Saturday, we will tackle some service projects in South Lyon. Our evenings will be filled with fun, fellowship, and worship. We'll be camping at the church; trip cost covers a mission experience t-shirt, meals, snacks, & supplies for our projects. 




Samaritan Counseling Center is our May Mission of the Month.


Since 1985, SCC has provided counseling services to people in Southeastern Michigan. Their licensed therapists offer a variety of therapeutic approaches to assist clients' healing through exploring their inner resources and hopes. They offer a "space for faith," knowing that spirituality is often a key to a person’s resilience.

Available services include: Individual Counseling, Couples/Family Counseling, Psychological Assessment (coming soon), Congregational and Organizational Support, Art Adventures, Art Therapy, Prepare-Enrich, Speakers Bureau, and Clergy Assessment.


Our own church member Dr. Ron Studer, DVM, MA, LPC is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been practicing at Samaritan Counseling Center since 1994. His practice consists of general counseling related to concerns in everyday living. His personal interests in practice are individual, group, and relationships.


Mark Phelps, M.A., LMFT is the fifth and current Executive Director. Mark joined the SCC staff in 2007 as a staff therapist and was named Executive Director of SCC in June of 2017. 


Please consider contributing to the Samaritan Counseling Center during the month of May. As always, your Mission and Outreach Team thank you for your support.

You can also contribute by signing up for the

SCC 22nd Annual Charitable Golf Outing by

For more information call 248 474-4701, or, to learn more or register online, visit


A Versiti South Lyon Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Thursday, May 25, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  

It will be hosted by Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church,

22200 Pontiac Trail, South Lyon. 

Appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome.

Versiti is giving all donors a $15 e-gift card!  

Put in this code word when making your appointment: HONOR

There are 3 ways to make an appointment:

1) Call 866-MIBLOOD

2) Scan QR Code

3) Direct Link: 

South Lyon First United Methodist Church and Fellowship Evangelical Presbyterian Church have partnered to host 4 Versiti blood drives each year. The blood drive location will alternate each time. In January SLFUMC hosted the blood drive and 28 pints of blood were collected, impacting 84 people's lives. Please consider donating at the May 25th blood drive.


Please join us on June 25th for our 5th Annual Golf Outing to benefit the South Lyon First United Methodist Church's mission trip to God's Country Cooperative Parish. Each $100 Golf package includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, dinner and a gift bag. Register as a complete foursome and receive a $10 discount per person ($90 per golfer). Students are welcome to join us at a reduced rate of $75. Dinner Only guests are also welcome for those who don't golf, but want to support our mission trip. Cost for the dinner is $40.

Questions? Please contact Holly Schlusler.


God’s Garden Volunteers have been working hard to make the Memorial Garden look pretty. It is in full bloom! You are invited to step outside through the sliding doors in the parlor to enjoy it after worship or at any time! Thank you to all of the volunteers who maintain this beautiful outdoor sanctuary.


Are you in need of medical equipment? We may have what you need! We are now serving as an extension of the Center for Active Adults' Medical Loan Closet. Inventory will vary, but all equipment is available on loan to residents of South Lyon and their families.

Email or call the church office

for more information.

Please also keep our prayer partners in your devotions:  
Bethlehem Temple UMC – our sister church in Liberia
Helen Roberts-Evans – our covenant missionary in Liberia
Local Ministry Partners – Capernaum Health Clinic & Active Faith
The United Methodist Church
Giving Options
·       Use WebGive at our website by clicking here or by using the our QR code :            

·       Use our giving app on your phone, VancoMobile

·       Use Text-To-Give on your phone, send #oper or #mom to 844-418-2873

·       Dropoff a check in our drop -box at door #4 at the church

·       Mail a check to SLFUMC, 640 S. Lafayette, South Lyon, MI 48178

·       Explore other options on the Giving page of our website by clicking here here

Please be aware that we will never ask for your financial, account, or payment information by email. If there is a question, you will be contacted by phone or in person by a staff member.

Staff members will never ask for gift cards or financial help by email.


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accommodate your needs.

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