Grounded in heritage: Reaching out with the love of Jesus
Children and Youth Ministry
Christian Kids’ Club
This is our after school Christian Education Program. We have Christian Kids’ Club after school on Wednesdays from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
The children come from school, wash their hands and sit down to a nutritious snack. After the snack, we sing songs and then divide up by age groups for Bible lessons and crafts
Youth 7th grade and up will do a Bible Study, cook and eat a meal together, and play games, ending about 6:30 P.M.
A husband and wife who are members of Wesley UMC lead Bible studies in the Gogebic County Jail. Out of this has come an ecumenical organization called Stepping Stones.
Besides Wesley UMC, we have people from Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Christ Lutheran Parish, and Lighthouse Family Church involved in this ministry. The goal of Stepping Stones is to provide resources for people getting out of jail to become productive members of society. Beginning with their Faith education and growth, we also will offer; a safe place to live, education and job information and addiction counseling if needed.
We have received a non-profit designation from the State of Michigan and are a 501C3 from the IRS. We hold fund raisers and receive donations from churches and the private sector. We are praying for a Director who has a passion for helping people who have been incarcerated, and who has the knowledge to fill this position.
Take Time to Laugh: It is the music of the soul.
Take time to play: It is the source of perpetual youth.
Take Time to Pray: It is the greatest power on earth.
Take Time to Love and Be Loved: It is a God-given privilege.
Take Time to be Friendly: It is too short a day to be selfish.
Take Time for God: It is the way to life.
Here are the Steps when confronted with a BIG problem:
THINK – Apply all of your mental power to it.
PRAY – Pray about it, to get God’s guidance.
(because you will never come out right as long as you think wrong)
DO ALL YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT.
PUT IT IN THE HANDS OF GOD.
Let God take over and trust him for guidance for the outcome.
If an individual will surrender his/her life to Jesus Christ, accept him as Lord and Savior, and condition his/her life according to his will. He/she will have the precious secret of life. I believe there is No Human problem, No Human weakness, No Human frustration that can not be solved, overcome, and a victory attained if a person will build his life around Jesus Christ and live by his principles.
“God has forgiven you”
But that doesn’t do any good unless you accept GOD’S FORGIVENESS.