Sept 8
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Worship Sundays at 11:00am

  • Livestream Worship at 11AM on YouTube*
  • In-person in the Backyard Tent*
Read Luke 14:16-24 to prepare.
Holy Communion will be served.

*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.

Special Invitation from Rev. Mary
to Fall Into Fellowship, Fall Into God:
(Click on this YouTube link)

Join Us This Sunday
9:45-10:45 AM Open House (in the back parking lot)
11:00 AM Worship (under the backyard tent or on YouTube)
OPEN HOUSE Sept 12th 9:45-10:45AM
Come and visit with our adult Sunday School teachers and music directors – learn about the Fall studies and reconnect with friends! Check out our newly decorated nursery! We’re looking forward to seeing you there! Coffee and refreshments will be served beginning at 9:45AM in the back parking lot.

Sunday School classes will officially begin Sunday, September 19 at 9:45 AM
Bring your backpack or laptop to church this Sunday for a special blessing as we pray for a special and successful school year!

We would like to offer “Light for the Journey” this Fall. 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.

We like to know which time is best for you. We can offer the workshop on Wednesdays at 7:00-8:00PM starting September 29 or we can offer it during Sunday School on Sundays starting on September 26th.

Please contact the church office for questions or to sign up.
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 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.  
God's Country Adult Mission Trips Report to Congregation
The entire congregation is invited to a virtual report about our 2021 God's Country adult mission trips at 8:30AM on Saturday, September 11th. Learn about the multiple projects undertaken by our South Lyon group and the variety of folks whose lives were impacted by our efforts. The program will be conducted via a Zoom meeting and may be accessed through the following link:

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:

Our hands-on mission project for September will be our 5K for Mental Health Awareness. We’ll meet in our church’s parking lot on Sunday, September 12 at 1pm. After our gathering moments, our runners and our walkers will take off from the parking lot and run/walk through South Lyon and down the rail trail, ending back at the parking lot. We’ll have our light blue t-shirts on, to help raise awareness throughout our community. We hope you’ve already registered for the event; if not, we will take last-minute registrations. For more info, call the church office.
Didn't register, but still want to support the cause? Come and help! We need route directors and cheerleaders!
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 to the church office.
at South Lyon First UMC
Optometrist Tuesday, Sept. 21st
Medical & Audiologist Thursday, Sept. 23rd
Call (248)225-4581 for an appointment
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.
Click on this link to access the brochure for our upcoming lay servant classes. Please review the list of classes offered, as well as the information regarding protocols for in-person classes.
Thank you for your help, and for all that you do!
Grace and peace,
Rev. Christopher Butson

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.