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Connection via phone if you don’t have internet:

dial (641) 793-2521 to listen to audio of the service live.
What’s Happening

It’s the beginning of Advent and the beginning of our Advent sermon series, What a Beautiful Name It Is, where we’ll explore the different names of Jesus and what they mean to us as Christians.

The first name is Prince of Peace. Jesus came to earth to bring Peace and as Christians we’re called to be peacemakers. What does that look like in practice? How can we experience peace and bring peace in such a divided, turbulent world?

A new column, Pause with Pastor Joel, is now available. This newsletter will appear biweekly in our online blog. Click here to read Pastor Joel’s latest message!


Cold weather is here, so let’s make sure that heads and hands are warm. The tree is up. Let’s fill those branches with warm hats, mittens, gloves, and scarves of all sizes. In the next few weeks, deliveries will be made to Love Inc, Carriage Town Ministries, and our local schools.

Join us in this mission and offer a hat and gloves if you know someone in need. Sponsored by the United Women in Faith.

Mission Sundays are Back! Every month following service, we will have a day set aside for missions. We found it was hard to find mission projects on Sundays, so they might fall on Saturdays. Here is a list of Mission Sundays through December.
-Sunday, November 20: Tiffany from Family Promise will be here to talk about changes happening. 
-Saturday, December 17: Work with Wreaths Across America to lay wreaths on Veterans’ graves.
-Sunday, December 18: Christmas Caroling. We will be going into Goodrich spreading Christmas joy with song. We will also have online caroling at the church.

Open Pickleball – Mondays, from 7:00-9:00 p.m.

Come join us for several weeks of Open Pickleball in the Family Life Center. No experience is necessary. We will be playing 2-on-2 pickleball with a couple of nets open. This is “low impact fun” for everyone.

See what all the buzz is about…for people of all ages. Bring your paddles if you have them.

For more information, contact the church office at (810) 636-2444.


Family Promise News: We will begin hosting Family Promise families in the next few months.

There is a new volunteer training platform available online 24/7 and accessible via your computer, tablet or cell phone. Please complete both Volunteer 101 and 102 training courses and you’ll be prompted to complete a feedback survey and info form. The forms are embedded in the training; no additional steps are needed. You can stop or pause anytime and resume later if needed.


Have you downloaded the Sharefaith App yet? Watch GUMC videos, hear devotions, get reminders about service and even read from three different versions of the Bible, all from our app.

To download for Apple devices, search for “The Sharefaith App” and then enter Goodrich United Methodist Church into the app after downloading it.

Android: go to the Google Play Store and search Goodrich UMC.

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By showing interest and sharing the GUMC events on Facebook, you are helping promote the services online!

*While we have been worshipping in our building for some time, the COVID pandemic continues. We continue to offer our best guidance as we meet in person. You can find that guidance here.
Contact Us: Phone: (810) 636-2444 Fax: (810) 636-3558 Email: office@goodrichumc.org
Office Hours: 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday