A Place For You This Christmas

Christmas Eve services will start with a Family Service at 7:00 p.m. Kids are invited to be part of the fun.

Candle Lite service will start at 11:00 p.m. It will be a mix of traditional and modern music set to the writings of Max Lucado.

Homemade Soup and Christmas Sale

While you are out holiday shopping in Charlevoix, come to the Charlevoix United Methodist Church’s Soup and Christmas Sale. Warm up with all you can eat homemade soups for only $7. Shop the delicious homemade baked goods and gently-used Christmas décor for sale at bargain prices.

This event will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The church is located at 104 State Street, Charlevoix, Michigan, just one block from Bridge Street and the downtown stores. The church will use the proceeds to support local outreach projects.

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Chef Hunter from Shanahan’s Pub on winning the 15th annual chili cookoff! Pastor Randy presented the plaque today.

. . . . and the winner is . . . .

We have a winner for the Chili Cook Off!!  All 6 chilis were delicious and they all deserved to win, but only one can claim the “Best Chili in Town”.  And the winner is….(drum roll, please) Chili #5 from Shanahan’s Pub made by Chef Hunter Hoaglund.  Congratulations Chef Hunter!! 

Other restaurants participating in the Cook Off were:  #1,  East Park Tavern, Chef Ray Babbitt;  #2, Scovies Gourmet, Chef Eric Wlodarczak;  #3, Weathervane, Chef Hunter Sutherland;  #4,  Bridge Street Tap, Chef Aaron Hagen;   #6,  Pigs Eatin’ Ribs, Chef Tom Vachon & Brandon Odom. 

We are ever so grateful to ALL 6 restaurants for their generous chili donations. 

Rain Refugee

Dave Burfeind is pedaling across America from Washington state to Maine this summer. He was camped at the Fisherman’s Island State Park in Charlevoix, MI on Sunday evening, July 14, 2019. The next day Mother Nature decided to sprinkle us with rain and Dave decided to wait it out at our church. He was very willing to lend a hand in the serving of the Community Lunch Program. Afterward, he got a bite to eat and continued on his way to Traverse City, MI. Turns out Dave is the camp director of a Methodist Church camp in Washington. The Lazy F Camp. Happy trails to you . . . . It was nice to met you, Dave.

Waiting out the rain with friends.