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Welcome to Vicksburg United Methodist Church

OPEN HEARTS. OPEN MINDS. OPEN DOORS.

Vicksburg United Methodist Church, a Registered National Landmark, is a beautiful, active church located in the heart of Vicksburg and has been serving the area in the name of Christ since 1840. The building, having been preserved in the village is a statement of faith to the community and open to many groups for their use. Each beautiful and inspirational stained glass window, enjoyed by all, proclaims a message of its own. If you are searching for an enthusiastic, caring congregation, we invite you to worship with us.

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24hrsSunday School Lenten Study
Just a reminder that we have started a multi-generational Lenten study by Adam Hamilton, 24 Hours That Changed the World, during this Lenten season. You can join any of the classes, and you will get the same lesson. Several classes come together to watch the video that accompanies this series. Then students return to their own classrooms for age appropriate lessons.
Come walk with Jesus on his final day. Sit beside him at the Last Supper. Pray with him in Gethsemane. Follow him to the cross. Desert Him. Deny him. Experience the Resurrection. Sunday school starts at 9:50 a.m., so stay after the first service or come early before the second service if you have never attended a class before or if itís been a while. This is a not-to-miss series!


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All adults and high school students who are interested in joining Vicksburg United Methodist Church are invited to attend four orientation sessions that will be held at 9:50 a.m. beginning Sunday, March 19. Our new members will be welcomed into the congregation during the worship services on Easter Sunday, April 16. For more information, contact Pastor Buff.


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District Conference
The 2017 District Conference will be held Saturday, March 11, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Westwood UMC in Kalamazoo. Register by March 6 at KalamazooDistrict.org. See the March newsletter for more information.


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Every year, we join with other churches in the Vicksburg Ministry Alliance to hold a series of breakfasts on Tuesday mornings during Lent. The breakfasts begin at 6:45 and end at 7:25. A freewill donation covers the cost of the meal. Each week, a lay person from the host church will bring a devotional message. Reservations are not needed; everyone is welcome. This year, we have reduced the number of breakfasts from six to four. The locations of the Lenten breakfasts this year are as follows:

    March 28 Lakeland Reformed Church 10442 Sprinkle Rd

    April 4 St. Martinís Catholic Church 5855 East W Ave

    April 11 Chapman Memorial Church of the Nazarene 7520 East U Ave


vbflagMonday night volleyball returns November 14!† If you are interested in playing please contact Lori Ensing at lori.ensing@sbcglobal.net.

pballPickleball
Whether you're an experienced player or trying pickleball for the first time, you're invited to come and enjoy a fun way to get some exercise. While there is no minimum age limit, younger players should at least be in middle school. There is certainly no upper age limit, since many pickleball players remain competitive well into their 70's and 80's. Pickleball equipment (paddles, balls, nets) will be provided.
Weekly Pickleball at VUMC will continue on Wednesday, 6:30 to 9:00pm in the Family Life Center. We may occasionally play outdoors, if weather permits. Feel free to contact Ken Cron (649-1745, VultureTBird@cs.com) if you have questions or want additional information. We hope you can join us for pickleball.


knitartThere is a new group meeting here at VUMC; Knit & Stitch 2gether. It meets Fridays from 10am-12pm. Bring your projects; knitting, crocheti ng, hand stitching of any kind. There will be patterns available for charitable knitting. If you have any questions, please contact Lisa Beams (649-2412).


specialVicksburg United Methodist Church offers a Special Needs Worship Service for children between the ages of 6 and 18. This ministry is designed for children with special needs which impede their ability to participate in the 11 am worship services.
For complete information including registration form, click HERE.
Heart & Hands Open House
Heart & Hands Preschool will hold an informational Open House for families who may be interested in the preschool. Families will be welcomed on April 25th, from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Please pass on this info to your friends and neighbors. Word of mouth is our best form of advertising! Call Amber at 649-2343 ext 106 or email heartandhands@vicksburgumc.org for more information about our preschool.

Catch up on Sermons

You can now hear Sermons from Sunday's Worship Services online!

Did you miss a sermon? Or maybe there is one you want to listen and soak in again? Or maybe you want to share a sermon with friends?

Check out our Bulletins & Sermons Page! We will save each sermon for 3 months.


Did you know you can give to VUMC as you shop, without spending a cent more?

Click HERE to find out more...


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Give those grads a gift card...

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See our Members Area for more information about ordering gift cards (more than 100 are available for everyday purchases!). Orders are placed on the 1st & the 15th of each month.


2017 Scholarship App & Policy • HERE


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It’s the New Testament Portion of Disciple Fast Track !!! dvd image

Lots of time to sign up if you haven’t already. For this half of Fast Track, the book is only $15.00. We get together on Thursday evenings at 6:30, starting January 5. Come on and join in!! Contact John Cleveland, Vera Walker, or the Church office if interested.

3x8Plans are being made to develop some small-group dinner parties in an effort to get to know others better. Each group will meet once per month during September, October, and November. (This is the 3.) Each group will consist of 8 people. (This is the 8.) See the yellow sheets on Sunday for more details and to sign up to participate, or host, one of the dinner parties.


 
 
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  Heart & Hands Preschool for 3 and 4 year olds

  VUMC Mentor Program one child one hour, one church one school

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