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Dinner Out!  Meet at Boston’s

Sunday, December 3rd

6 pm (or 6:15 for those who drop off kids at Quake)

Everyone will pay for their own dinners.

Email (RSVP’s are appreciated but not required)

Join Us!  A new group for people in their 40’s and 50’s+ at Marysville First UM Church!





Marysville First United Methodist Church is seeking a part-time Children’s Ministry Coordinator.  We are seeking an applicant who has:

  • A maturing Christian faith walk

  • Passion to share Jesus and support our mission goal “To Love God & All People for the Transformation of the World”

  • Experience with leadership, training, and recruiting volunteers

  • Experience with teaching children and reviewing curriculum

  • Willingness to participate in team development

  • Has a heart to support various children ministries

For the job description and application, please contact Pastor Peggy McErlean-Hoy or pick them up at the church office.

Families are gathering to renew their ties and to gobble up turkey, dressing, and apple pies.  Yet, some neighbors have bare pantries.  They live on a "shoestring" and feel despair.  Our fall food drive is a great way to show we care.  Keitha and Gary Simpson, operators of the Marysville Food Pantry, relate that the number of families seeking food assistance continues to increase.  They appreciate any donations, so let's be generous!

Needed Items: canned fruit and vegetables, tomato sauce, spaghetti sauce, Hamburger Helper, macaroni and cheese, stuffing mix, rice, canned meats (tuna, chicken, spam, etc.), peanut butter, powdered milk, cooking oil, condiments and coffee.

Please NO GLASS and check expiration dates on your donated items.

Paper bags will be handed out on November 12th and 19th.  Please fill the bags and return them to the BFLC closet near the gym by 2:00pm on Tuesday, November 21st.  The Quake kids will be shopping and adding their food items as they repack our bags for easier transporting.  Thanks, Quake!!  We will take the filled bags to the food pantry on November 22nd after the Thanksgiving Eve worship service.  Trucks, vans, or car drivers are needed to transport the food.  It is a quick and fun trip around the corner.  Call Joan at (937) 644-9555 if you can help with the transportation. 


Every gift from God reveals his love, but no gift reveals his love more than the gift of the cross. These gifts came wrapped not in paper, but in passion.  They were not placed around the tree, but around a cross.  They were not covered with ribbons, but sprinkled with the blood that Christ shed on our behalf.  Dave Parr will lead the study He Chose the Nails by Max Lucado beginning on January 3rd to run thru March.  Call the church office for more information.  RSVP needed by November 22nd.



11:00AM - 1:00PM

The Community Thanksgiving Dinner has become an annual way to reach out to those who would not otherwise have such a feast on Thanksgiving Day.  The meal is provided for our county’s seniors, shut-ins, and those families who are struggling this season.  In past years, more than 800 meals were provided to our neighbors.  We also serve lunches in the Cornerstone Cafe for anyone interested.

This community outreach cannot happen without people like you!  Here are some ways in which you can help:

· Send a monetary donation                     

· Food donation (pies, cakes, rolls)        

· Drivers to deliver meals

· Volunteers—cooks, set-up servers, food preparation, clean-up on Friday morning


To receive meals or to volunteer, please contact the Thanksgiving Dinner message line at (937) 309-0743.  For monetary donations, please call Lynn Hamm at (937) 243-7689, or mail to 11318 Merry Road, Marysville, OH 43040.

Holy Fire: Holiness and the Holy Spirit

December 1, 2017 | Dayton, Ohio

Amidst days of great uncertainty and adversity, God is calling the Church to repent and turn to God’s love. This call is a call to God’s holiness. God desires to deliver us — from sin, from death and from the chains that bind us. As we respond to God’s call, we will rediscover liberty and peace in God’s holy presence. 

Join United Theological Seminary and Aldersgate Renewal Ministries at the 6th Annual Holy Spirit Seminar on Friday, Dec. 1, 2017, as we cry out for a fresh baptism of holy fire. Nothing less than God’s presence, described by John Wesley as “holy love,” will sustain us and keep our hearts burning for Christ. Visit to learn more.


We're changing it up in hopes of getting better participation!  We will be "Hanging the Greens" for Christmas on Friday December 1st at 5:00 pm, and we will remove the decorations on Friday January 5th at 5:00 pm.  Pizza will be provided for both nights.  Contact Molly Richardson (937) 707-5065 or with questions.

Quake is selling Poinsettias as a fundraiser again this Christmas.  Click the attachment for the details & the order form.

Mark your calendars for our Community Christmas outreach event!  It will be held on Dec. 21st from 6 - 8 pm at Partners' Park Pavilion.  Plans are still in the works, but they will include a live nativity (yes, we have a camel!) & telling of the Christmas story, crafts, music, refreshments, and Santa!  Keep your eyes peeled for more information & how you can be involved!


Mike Truskoski is in need of two new team members to serve on Sunday morning to pick-up and return volunteers to West Central.  Call Mike for more information at (614)