This is a free family event! On Saturday, October 28, the evening begins around 6:00 p.m. with a hot dog dinner, hayrides, and crafts for the kids. Later on, we walk out to our ornately decorated car trunks (it’s up to the car owner to figure out how they want to decorate), and pass out candy to the costumed children. It’s a lot of fun for everyone. We will be done by 8:00 p.m.
We are not presenting Joseph, but the Hardy Women will be attending The Community Theatre of Howell’s presentation of Joseph on Sunday, November 5, at 2pm. You are invited to join them. Tickets are $15 for students and seniors; $17 for everyone else. Please call the church office to let us know that you plan to be part of this event. 517-546-1122
November 5 “The Table of Joy” will be the last worship event of the “Come to the Table” series. Holy communion will be shared. All are welcome to worship and receive Communion.
November 12 This will be a combination All Saints Celebration and Veterans Day Remembrance. It will also be one of our All-In Sundays which includes a meal after worship.
November 19 This will be the Sunday before Thanksgiving. We will thank the Lord for the blessings we receive.
November 26 This will be a celebration of Christ the King; an all-about-Jesus worship event.
December/Advent worship will be called “Angels Among Us,” and remind us about the story of Jesus’ birth.
In this “Come to the Table” worship series, we hear the call to dine with Jesus—an invitation that means much more than a simple eating experience. It never was with Jesus. The table was the place where he not only fed people, but challenged them to acts of hospitality that reflect God’s way. When we say “yes” to a place at Christ’s table, we accept a way of life that embraces God’s definition of love, peace, grace, and joy.
October 1: “Come to the table” – This is the table where the Last Supper was shared. We will serve Holy Communion on this World Communion Sunday. All are welcome to receive the bread and juice.
October 8: “The table of love” – This is the family dinner table, where all are loved unconditionally.
October 15: On this Sunday, we will pause from our worship series to welcome The Colmus Family, musicians who will bring us the Word of God in song. They are from Clare, Michigan.
October 22: “The table of peace” – This is the conference table, where judging is avoided, forgiveness is a key element, and the goal is creating and maintaining peace.
October 29: “The table of grace” – This is the potluck table, where there is always way more food than we can eat. God blesses us with way more love/peace/forgiveness than we feel we deserve.
November 5: “The table of joy” – This is the communion table, where God expresses forgiveness, hope, and joy; remembering the past and looking to a brighter future.
Hello! I’m glad you found our website. Perhaps it means you are looking for a church in which to grow in your relationship with God, or to do servant ministry that makes a difference in the lives of people in the community, or to make some new friends, who will be there for you. These are the things we excel in. Hardy Church has staying power; we’ve been here for more than 140 years. Our annual summer chicken dinner and December Live Nativity events are both celebrating over 50 consecutive years of ministry. But we are not satisfied to keep doing only the same things we’ve done before. We respond to current needs with fresh, new activities for our children and youth, new small group adult Bible studies, and men’s and women’s groups that have been recharged over the last year. Even our website is new. I encourage you to come worship with us on a Sunday morning or come for one of our weekday activities. We’ll be looking for you!
+++ Pastor John Schneider
This is a United Methodist slogan signifying our openness to loving God and neighbor, our willingness to consider many ways of being a Christian and our invitation for anyone and everyone to come fellowship with us. But, I was thinking about that last one, open doors. I think it also means that we open our doors to go out into our community to help people who are in need. There is another slogan that comes from our Rethink Church website: Church can happen anywhere.
Click on the video below to see what Church can happen anywhere means!
Opening doors to go out where church can happen anywhere
is part of who we are at Hardy United!