Milford United Methodist Church

Ministries

 Group Ministries

Children’s Ministry 

Nursery Care, Playground, Children’s Church, Friends Preschool, Vacation Bible School, and Tweens (grades 3-5).

Youth Ministry

Summer camp, confirmation class and scouting ministries (Scout Troop #172). BRIDGE (youth group): friendships, devotions, service projects recreation, retreats, field trips, graduation celebration, and college care packages. 

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 friendship. 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

Meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday from 3-5pm at home of Brian and Heather Stevens in Milford, beginning September 15. They will discuss the book “Loving Our Kids on Purpose: Making a Heart to Heart Connection,” by Danny Silk. One chapter per meeting will be discussed. On-site childcare is being planned. We will incorporate an adopt-a-family project into this small group session as well. Leader, Heather Stevens, 517-214-2562; Apprentice, Danielle Sherman.

Adult Ministry

Bible study, new member orientation, Small Group Studies (short-term and ongoing), Sunday School (examples: bible study, parenting, book study), spiritual retreats, summer camp, and tour and travel events.

Wednesday Bible Study –  Beginning September 11, the group will meet each Wednesday at 10am. The book “Messy People, Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes” by Jennifer Cowart, will be discussed. Open to all adults. Leader: Rev Sherry.

Book Discussion Group – This new small group, open to all, will meet at church on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. “The Book of Joy,” an interview between the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, conducted by Jewish author, Douglas Abrams, will be the focus of discussion. The first gathering will be October 1 at 7pm to 8:30pm. We are excited to utilize an interfaith book to facilitate discussions as we grow deeper in our faith and friendship. You are invited to purchase, “The Book of Joy,” by Douglas Abrams beforehand, but you do not have to obtain the book to participate. The book is available at Amazon.com. Leader: Marianne McMunn, 248-875-3783; Apprentice, Linda Lutz. 

Silver Singles – This group provides opportunities for “adults without partners”, age 60+, to enjoy activities and outings together. When a member plans to attend a movie, play, concert or other activity that person, by copying the email list, can then send an email blast so others can respond and arrangements made. Past activities have included plays at The Dio in Pinckney and Milford High School, concerts in the park, and a holiday concert at the Brighton Center. While no one is in charge or heads the group, anyone who would like to be added to the email list should contact Sandra Thomann at 248-330-1905.

Grief Support Group – Meets on the third Monday of each month, beginning October 21, from 7pm-8:30pm. Support for anyone grieving a loss of a loved one, no matter the length of time from the loss. Leader, Pat Loder 248-396-4391.

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.

Working Women Small Group – This group is for busy working women who want to find a way to grow spiritually and build closer relationships with other women. Upcoming study focus will be the book “What’s So Amazing About Grace?” by Philip Yancy. See how grace affects our daily lives. The meeting is on the Second Thursday of each month from 7-8:30pm.  Leader Diane Prestridge, 214-762-3416; Apprentice, Julie Cohen.

Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) – MUMC is an officially registered branch of the MOPS international organization “Mothers Of PreSchoolers”. MOPS meetings are held on the second and fourth Friday of each month starting at 9:30 a.m. Child care is provided. To learn more contact: MilfordMOPS@gmail.com.

Men’s Ministry

Men’s Club – The mission of the Men’s Club 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 the Men’s Club, although traditionally members are adult males affiliated with MUMC. In addition to fellowship, the Men’s Club preforms 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 the Men’s Club to support other MUMC activities and needs including:  apportionments, organ fund, school backpacks, Appalachian Service Project, Medicine Boxes for Haiti, Other “special needs” as they arise. For more information contact John Olari (MUMC Men’s Club 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.