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The mission statement of the Potterville United Methodist Church is: "As part of the family of GOD, we live, share and teach the Love and grace of JESUS CHRIST."
rests. Luke 2:14 (NIV)
In “Draw the Circle: The 40 Day Prayer Challenge, author and pastor, Mark Batterson writes about Cornelius from the book of Acts. “Five words tell me everything I need to know about Cornelius: He prayed to God regularly. Scripture doesn’t record exactly when or where or how he prayed. It doesn’t reveal whether he prayed in the morning or the evening. It doesn’t tell us what he said or the posture he prayed in. It just says he prayed regularly.”
PUMC is a praying congregation. Prayer is both the way we communicate our desires, hopes and dreams to God and the way we hear God’s desires, hopes and dreams for us. We invite you, whether you attend PUMC, another church or no church to spent time in prayer. It doesn’t matter if it is in the comfort of your home, a line at the grocery store or any of the other places you frequent. As Nike says, “Just Do It”. Time in prayer is never time wasted!
PUMC has begun a google group called Prayer Partners of Potterville. Everyone is welcome to join and post prayer requests. You can find it by looking in google groups or by contacting our office (645-7701) and giving us your email. We will send you an invitation. Each Wednesday a prayer update and short devotion are sent from our office. Additional prayer requests can be sent by members at any time.
Join together in prayer: it’s good for our souls, it’s good for our community, it’s good for our world!
Potterville United Methodist Church is a warm and welcoming congregation. We seek to live out our mission statement through worship where we are able to love and honor God. Our worship services contain both traditional and contemporary elements, and we offer a unique children's worship experience.
As followers of Jesus we continue to grow by studying God's word both individually and in small groups. Our children and youth participate in Sunday school, bell choir and other special events. We encourage and support one another through prayer and times of fellowship and fun.
We put our faith and love into action in many ways as we reach out in our community through our food bank, Easter Egg Hunt, Trunk or Treat, Vacation Bible School and other programs. Our congregation is mission minded and involved in many projects that impact the world. We support missionaries here and abroad, participate in Crop Walk, Nothing but Nets, Operation Christmas Child, Heifer International and other projects. Since 1878, Potterville United Methodist Church has been a place of hope, a family blessed by God's grace and a witness of God's love. If you are looking for a church home, we would love to welcome you into our congregation. May God bless us as we continue to be a community of faith and love in action.
History of the Potterville United Methodist Church. Taken from a book written by Pat Walsh
"The early christians were ministered to by men who were known as circut riders. This was the beginning of sharing the Word of God with fellow christians. It was soon established that a house of worship was greatly needed. "if God be for us who can be against us?"--This was the text of the sermon presented by Rev. Knapp who was the first minister sent by the conference. With the aid of the official board, who pushed the completion of the church building, this Methodist church was dedicated on February 3, 1878.
The church bell was purchased in Battle Creek for a cost of two hundred sixteen dollards by an official committee representing the church. Perhaps it should be rung often as in those early days, to remind man of the seventh day. The day set apart for man to rest from his labors. a day of prayer and thanksgiving.
The church in the pure English Gothic style was designed by Mr Sloan of Philadelphia, PA. What majestic beauty with its stained glass windows and ornate walnut beams!"
To read more about the history of PUMC, this book can be found on the book rack in the Narthax.
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