Milford United Methodist Church


 Group Ministries

Children’s Ministry 

Nursery Care, Playground, Children’s Church, Friends Preschool and Kindergarten.

Youth Ministry

Summer camp, confirmation class and scouting ministries (Scout Troop #172). 

Small Group for Middle School Youth – Monthly fun activities such as kayaking are planned to form new friendships. Middle School Youth are also invited to meet for small group discipleship, twice a month (schedule to be determined by participants). Middle School Youth Leader Nikki Gurke, 248-214-3287.

Confirmation Classes – available through Pastor Doug, 248-684-2798.

Small Group for Senior High Youth – Monthly fun activities such as kayaking are planned to form new friendships. Senior High School Youth are also invited to meet for small group discipleship, twice a month (schedule to be determined by participants). Senior High Small Group Leader: Tracy Bruletti, 248-760-1691. 

Small Group for Parents

Young Families Fellowship: Contact Danielle Sherman for meeting information

Adult Ministry

Small Groups During Covid. Small group life looks different now. We are meeting mainly through Zoom.

Thursday Night Sisterhood: Meet the third Thursday of the month at 6:30 pm. Contact Dianne Prestridge at 214-762-3416.

Wednesday Morning Bible Study: Meeting every Wednesday at 10:00 am. Contact Rev. Sherry Foster at 248-318-5613.

“We Make the Road by Walking” Study Group: Meet the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 7:00 pm. Contact Marianne McMunn at 248-875-3783.

Craft Ministry

Stitching for Others – Meets each Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at the church. The group makes prayer quilts that are handed out to hospitals, fire departments, police departments, to the sick, to the grieving. All are invited to come and help. There is a job for everyone. No experience necessary. Leader, Thesia Wolfe, 248-310-8798.

Prayer Shawl Ministry – Prayer Shawls are made for the sick and grieving. Ministry participants work independently. Leader, Carol Cronk, 248-891-6631.

Crafters Small Group – The group meets on the fourth Saturday of the month from 10am-2pm. The group has devotions together then each person works on their own craft while enjoying fellowship. Bring your own lunch. Leader, Barb Harris, 248-685-0289.

Women’s Ministry

United Methodist Women – (UMW) offers year-round opportunities for Christian friendship, service, spiritual growth, and education. All women who attend MUMC are invited to the group’s monthly meetings. Women meet in small groups or “Circles.” They include Mary Martha Circle, and Clara’s Helping Hands. Our UMW also host community events including the Advent Tea, Cookie Walk, Spring Rummage Sale, and Mom-to-Mom sale.

See small groups in Adult Ministry list, above

Men’s Ministry

Iron Men – The mission of the Iron Men is to provide fellowship, community, and service to the church plus spiritual growth activities for the men of the church. All are welcome to be part of Iron Men, although traditionally members are adult males affiliated with MUMC. In addition to fellowship, Iron Men perform a number of fundraising activities throughout the year: Milford Memories Lemonade and Roasted Corn Stand, baking and sale of cherry pies (spring), and baking and sale of apple pies (fall). Proceeds from the fundraisers allows Iron Men to support other MUMC activities and needs including: Michigan Conferenced Ministry Shares, Church AV Equipment, school backpacks, Appalachian Service Project, Medicine Boxes for Haiti,  and other “special needs” as they arise. For more information contact John Olari (MUMC Iron Men President) through the church office.

Men With Tools – This is a group of volunteers within the church with “fix-it” skills and tools who have the time and ability to repair and maintain the church building and facilities. Although mainly staffed by those who are retired, anyone is welcome. Men With Tools meets the Thursday morning following the third Tuesday of each month. Meetings begin at 8 a.m. with a brief devotion, a cup of coffee, a discussion of projects, and then work commences until about noon. Meetings follow the Board of Trustees Tuesday meeting each month, as their approval of projects and necessary funding is needed. Projects have ranged from outdoor work around the property to changing filters and light bulbs, to installing toilets and repairing plumbing. Projects are suggested by the Board of Trustees, Pastor, and committee and group leaders. For more information, contact Gary Herwick, 248-830-3506.