Sept 15
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Worship Sundays at 11:00am

  • Livestream Worship at 11AM on YouTube*
  • In-person in the Backyard Tent*
Read Luke 24:13-35 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 11AM 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.

Dear Church Family,

By now you should have received a letter and ministry trifold about our church’s fall ministry opportunities in the mail. Our church leadership prays that you will find spirit filled ways to deepen your faith walk in the coming months. As I stated in the letter, I am looking forward to times of worshiping together this fall but also spending time in fellowship. Sunday mornings do not always allow me enough time to talk and catch up with each person present, so you are invited to my front yard for casual conversation and prayer. Chairs and refreshments will be provided.
Hope to see you:

Today – September 15th at 6:00 pm

Monday - September 20th at 10am, 2pm, or 6pm.
Love and Peace in Christ, Rev. Mary

We are offering “Light for the Journey” beginning Sept 19th at 9:45AM in the chapel. We started this new ministry in the Spring. This is an eight-week workshop for those who have experienced the loss of a loved one. This can be a devastating time for those who are left behind. We would like to offer our help during this difficult time. We would be honored to walk beside you on this grief journey.

The goals of the workshop are to give you time to talk about your loss in a safe, caring place, to provide you with education on the grief process, and to give you tools to use on your grief journey. The workshop is based on the book, Death Happened Now What? A Practical Guide for Healing and Understanding the Grief Process by Cathy Clough and Linda Pouliot.

Please contact Bobbie Bushey or the church office for questions or to sign up.
Women and men of the Stitching for Christ group share in fellowship on Tuesdays from 2-4:00PM as they knit, crochet, and sew items for charity. All are welcome.
Our September Mission of the Month is The Samaritan Counseling Center of Southeastern Michigan. Since 1985, licensed therapists with myriad expertise employ 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 persons' resilience. The SCC provides professional therapeutic counseling and educational services to all God’s people seeking wholeness through emotional and spiritual growth. They offer a variety of therapy pathways like 
·       Individual Counseling
·       Couples/Family Counseling
·       Art Adventures
·       Art Therapy
·       Prepare-Enrich
·       Speakers Bureau
·       Clergy Assessment
You can get further detail on each of these and more by visiting  
If you want to hear what a personal blessing it is to our Michigan community, talk to Kathy Smith about the counseling she found there and how effective it has been. She is happy to share her story and experience. If you are looking for resources to help improve mental health, click on this link:

The Historical Memories Team invites you to attend scheduled crop sessions this Fall. We will be working on scrapbook pages for Rev. Pauline Hart’s book on the history of SLFUMC. The Crop dates are on Saturdays - Sept. 25, Oct. 23, and Nov. 13. These crop sessions will be held in the Fellowship Hall from 9:00 am until 8:00 pm. Please bring any scrapbooking tools. The project materials, photos, paper supplies, etc. will be provided. If you have historical memories projects that you are already working on, please bring those to The Crop. Lunch will be provided and, if you like, bring a snack to share. RSVP via text to Robin Fanning and include the date(s) and time(s) you plan to attend.
at South Lyon First UMC
Optometrist Tuesday, Sept. 21st
Medical & Audiologist Thursday, Sept. 23rd
Call (248)225-4581 for an appointment

We are very excited to announce the upgrade of our giving tools on both the website and phone. When you give via the website, you will be greeted with colorful pictures designating your giving options. (If you do not get the pictures, rather just the text list, you will need to force your computer to upload the revised website. Please do this by hitting CTRL + F5 while in the website.)
Along with this change, we now have a new giving app for your phone. The new app can be found at Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement in Playstore or the iPhone App Store. Please note that on Sept. 30th, our previous mobile app, Vanco GivingPlus, will no longer be functional. If you previously used the GivingPlus app, your id and password will stay the same. Any recurring payments that you have setup will not be affected.
If you have any questions, they can be addressed to the Financial Secretary, Lindy Juergens.

  • Visit our website
  • Use our giving app on your phone, Vanco Faith Engagement
  • 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.