-9:15 am  – SUNDAY SCHOOL 
 9:15  -Sunday Morning Prayer Group   A group will be meeting in the sanctuary and having prayer for the upcoming worship service.  Feel free to join them in anticipation of what God will bring in the morning service.  Prayer, study and fellowship as they prepare hearts for worship.
 9:15  -Adult Sunday School classes:
–‘”Caregiving with Grace”                
 Taught by Kay Anderson
For anyone dealing with caregiving of a sibling, spouse, or parent, feel free to join for study, prayer, info and support.
–“How Does One Grow in the Prophetic?”
         Taught by Pastor Mary Martin
– 10:15 – 10:45 am  – CONNECTION CAFE
Between Sunday School and Church, connect with friends old and new and enjoy coffee and cookies available in the Fellowship Hall.
– Please come join us for a time of prayer, praise and worship!
Sept. 6, 2017 thru May 23, 2018:
Wednesday Night at the Woods:          Everyone is Welcome!!
5:30 – 6:00:  Family Meal
6:00 – 7:30:  CLC, Roots Youth, & Men’s and Ladies Groups
-Calendar of Events-
*For planning purposes, our Birthday Offering to Jesus will be taken in the morning service on Sunday, December 24.
Pick up a Light & Life Magazine or Gift Order Form on the table in the Church Foyer to see the many ways you can be a blessing to others in need this Christmas.
Dec. 10 – SEED products will be available and the table will be open before Sunday School and before & after the morning service!  ‘Forget Black Friday and Cyber Monday’.  You will be able to give twice with every gift!  SEED products will be available just in time for Christmas!  Not only will you be able to give unique gifts you will never find at Walmart, you will be able to give the gift of livelihood to a Free Methodist artisan in another part of the world.
Dec. 18 – Twelve Baskets Distribution Day – 9 am – Noon in Fellowship Hall
Dec. 19 – Pastor’s Cabinet Meeting – 6:30 pm
Dec. 24-
–Christmas Program – 10:45 am – will take place in the morning service!  We will take up the Birthday Offering to Jesus in this service!
–Christmas Eve Candlelight Service – 7:00 pm –  Here at The Woods!
Dec. 31 – Society Meeting – Will take place during the Sunday School hour, 9:15 – 10:15.  Election of officers/delegates will take place and the 2018 budget will be approved.
Jan. 13 – Church Membership Class – Saturday, 12 – 4 pm – Class is informational, you are not required to join the church afterwards.  Afternoon session, with breaks.  See Pastor Mary for more information.
Church Membership – Anyone interested in becoming a church member at The Woods, please let Pastor Mary know. 
This is not an invitation to an exclusive “membership club, but rather a pathway to understanding the church’s beliefs and finding your place in ministry within the Body of Christ.
Painting Is Happening! – Kelley Powell and her team have been very busy painting the basement hallways and classrooms!  If you are interested in helping with the painting, please see Kelley!
Help needed for Wednesdays at the Woods – Media person from 6:30 pm each week, Servant Helper for 6-7:30 pm with the Youth Group each week, and a Servant Helper for 1st & 2nd grade Pathfinders class.  See Pastor Paula if you can help fill one of these spots! 
Twelve Baskets Food Pantry – At this time, please do not bring any more items to the church for donation for Twelve Baskets yard sales.  We do not have another yard sale planned this year and we do not have room to store donations.  We will, however, always accept donations of non-perishable items to the food pantry!  Thank You for your support!
Release-Time Bible Study group – The children will meet the first Friday of each month – next meeting Jan. 5th at 1:30 pm.  See School for required Registration forms.
Israel Trip- Pastors Ron & Janet White are leading a Bible Study Tour of Israel, Oct. 22 through Nov. 1, 2018.  Pamphlets are available at the Welcome Center with detailed information.  If you are interested in the trip, please see/call Pastor Ron or Janet at 231-823-2183.
SLD Read Program – Language Links is looking for tutors!  Volunteer by calling Suzanne Finney, 888-271-8881.  They provide training, you provide one-on-one tutoring for at-risk readers in 1st-3rd grades in local schools.
Fitness Room-  We are going to be putting together a church exercise room in the basement.  We are looking for donations of the following:  a nice treadmill, elliptical, hand weights, small wall-mountable flat screen TV, DVD player.  If you have any of these things you are not using and would like to donate, please let us know!
Visit our Library! It is located downstairs and everyone is welcome to check things out!