Otsego United Methodist Church
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Where Jesus' Love is Lived!

Announcing the Weekly Worship Services


            Image result for Psalm 23:4    The Otsego United Methodist Church has another wonderful experience of Worshipping the Living God planned for this Sunday, April 23.  Our Amazing Praise Group will be sharing their musical gifts at both the 9:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Church Services.  Pastor Joe will be preaching a sermon titled, “Walking Through the Dark Valleys of Life,” from the Bible Verse Psalm 23:4.   Gail Pickett will be leading the Children’s Time during the 11:00 a.m. Church Service.  There will also be a Baptism during the 11:00 a.m. Church Service.  We hope to see You on Sunday.  If you receive this notice by e-mail, please forward it to invite a friend.  If you receive this notice on FACEBOOK, please share it with your friends. 


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Hi Church Family:  This Saturday ( April 22, 2017)  at 8:30 P.m.  we are inviting you to come and greet

Our Amazing Veterans,  Jim McGee and Jim Deneau @ the Kalamazoo Christian Middle School at  3800 S 12th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009.  If you can attend or want to attend, getting there anytime between 7 – 8 would be recommended.  I ( Ellyn) will be there by 7:15 – 7:30 so if you want to find me so we can stand as a church family,  my Cell phone # is 269-492-2267.  Hope you can attend to support our very own Heroes.




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  Soles for Students

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         Do you have old shoes hanging around in your closet? You can get rid of them and help feed a child. It's that easy. Otsego Public Schools' Backpack Buddies program is launching a community-wide shoe drive to raise money for their program which provides students in need with food for the weekends. Starting February 1st, there will be a collection box in each of our schools that will take any type of shoe - tennis shoes, work boots, dress shoes, etc. - as long as they are gently used or new. They need to be able to be worn again. A group called Funds2Orgs will give us 40 cents for every pound of shoes donated through the end of April. Funds2Orgs helps developing countries so it's a win-win-win! You get rid of shoes, help feed Otsego children and help developing countries all with one donation! It takes about $135 each year to fund one student for Backpack Buddies. There are about 60 students district-wide being served by the program but the need is great. Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated!  There is also a black garbage can labeled in the fellowship hall,  if you want to drop the  Shoes in there.  Thanks for helping us Support this wonderful cause.


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Mail money for tickets to 

Christian Neighbors, PO Box 53, Plainwell, MI 49080


Call the Office @ 685-4166

click here to order online at www.christianneighbors.org 

You can reserve a ticket or a table by contacting 

Stacy at slevine@christianneighbors.org


Would your church like to put together a basket to donate?


Contact Kim at kshafer@christianneighbors.org


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Spring has arrived! When sorting through your winter clothes, please consider donating any gently used clothing, shoes, boots, and coats  to Potluck in the Park. We are always accepting donations.  For more information, please call Jerrie Matthews 269-694-4517 or Char Forbes 269-217-1910.

Thank you,



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Image result for Gently Used Books clipartBooks Needed Please help out and donate gently used children’s books!

There’s a new bus coming to town!  Starting this June a mobile library will be available for Otsego students.  It’s the Bulldog Bookin’ Bus!  It will be a bus full of books that will travel around our district.  Guest readers will come and read their favorite books; kids can stop by and grab a book to read or take home! 


We need you to help fill it!  We are taking donations of gently used or new books geared toward kids Pre-K-8th grade!  Our church is a drop off location! Please place your books in the bus shaped box located by the welcome station!  Thanks for supporting the literacy bus!