County-Wide Thanksgiving Service
The Blue Water Area Churches are holding a Community Thanksgiving Service , open county wide, on Tuesday, November 26th, 2019 at 7:00 pm . It will be held at the St. Clair Inn, located at 500 N Riverside, St. Clair . The Thanksgiving Service will be an evening of worship, reflection and praise to God, in appreciation for His many blessings, protection and goodness. Everyone is invited to the free service! Following the service will be a pie potluck, so bring a pie to share and stay after for fellowship.

There will be a bus providing transportation to and from the event from Port Huron! It'll be leaving at 6:15 PM from Griswold Street Baptist (1232 Griswold, Port Huron).

The following churches will each be leading a part of the service: St. Clair First United Methodist, Life in Christ Fellowship, First Presbyterian Church of Port Huron, Holy Family Episcopal Church, First Congregational Church of St. Clair, Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, Gateway Church, and Historic Shiloh Missionary Baptist. An offering will be received by Blue Water Area Churches to support various ministry outreach efforts to the community throughout the year.
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  1. I currently have 16 MYOI youth that need donors for the Christmas season. These youth are enrolled in the savings/banking program, attend MYOI events, are between the ages of 17-24 and have also exited out of foster care. Some of them have children, are in school/college, live independently, are working, etc. Their foster care cases are closed, so they are not eligible for the DHHS Christmas Program for foster children. If you are interested in buying gifts for a youth, please email me. I will then send you the link to the SignUp website that will show you which youth still need donors and gift ideas for each youth. These gifts are due to me by 12/13.
 
  1. I am also looking to gather small items that I can gift to each youth at our annual MYOI Youth Board Holiday party on December 10th. I usually collect anything a 14-24 year old would like (ear buds, new socks, new winter hats/gloves, candles, snacks/candy, books, board games, gift cards to fast food places in small amounts, blankets, hygiene supplies, cleaning supplies, drawing/coloring supplies, new boots/shoes/clothing, dvds, movie passes, hair accessories/products, wallets for boys, brand name razors/shave cream). ANYTHING you think a young person would like would be greatly appreciated! Feel free to just drop the items off at DHS (make sure to tell them the items are for Sunshine or they’ll end up going to other Christmas efforts here) or email me to come pick them up from you. I’d like to have these items together by 12/5.
 
Thank you,
Sunshine Ratliff
MYOI Coordinator
St. Clair County
Department of Health & Human Services
220 Fort Street
Port Huron, MI 48060
Telephone: 810-990-9471
Fax: 810-966-2043
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The Next Christian Mike Night will be held on November 12, 2019 at 6:30 PM, at the Westminster Church of Port Huron, 2501 Stone Street in Port Huron, MI . It’s that time of the year and we now will be encouraging Christmas Music at these events for the next two months. Those wishing to showcase their talents should be there early to register. Refreshments and Fellowship will Follow. For more information, contact Phil Larson at 810-956-4672 or Tom Drake at 810-385-9037.
The next Blue Water Families Against Narcotics Open Forum Meeting is November 14 at 7:00 pm at Our Saviour Lutheran Church 1029 6th Street, Port Huron.
Angel Training November 23 at noon. At 4330 Pinegrove Ave., Fort Gratiot, MI at Freedom Lighthouse Fellowship.
The next Open Mic Night at 1350 6 th  Street in Marysville, MI. will be on Tuesday, November 26 th , 2019 at 6:30 PM. All Christian Music is encouraged, but hopefully some will be featuring Christmas Music. For more information contact Pastor Gary Weiss at 810-982-5977 or Tom Drake at 810-385-9037. Those wishing to showcase their talents should arrive around 15 or 20 minutes earlier for registration. Refreshment’s and fellowship will follow the Event.
Faith Lutheran Pt Huron presents "JOY-He Shall Reign" the musical. A Christmas celebration of Praise on Weds and Thurs Dec 4, 5 at 7 pm in the Sanctuary 3455 Stone PH. Free will offering, reception following.
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