Every week

Mancelona UMC Sanctuary Service

11:00 am. Sunday


Officiating – Pastor Douglas Obwoge

Sunday School follows Service







Pastor Douglas officiates 

Sunday at 9:00 am – Boyne Falls UMC





 Our policy is that when Mancelona Public Schools are closed due to weather, Community Meal is CLOSED.

Tuesday’s Community Meal at 5:00 pm in Fellowship Hall.














upcoming events



Mancelona UMC

in Sanctuary at 11:00 am. every Sunday.

Sunday School follows service.


9:00 am Boyne Falls

Officiating – Pastor Douglas Obwoge

At Mancelona . .

The Offering Box is at the back of the Sanctuary.

Missions Giving: Look for decorated box! See Brenda for any questions. This is a new way of giving to Missions. Each month a mission will be announced and the Offering Box will be available throughout the month.

In addition, on the 4th Sunday, the Offering plate will be passed for Missions.






 You are invited to attend . . .

Saturday, October 7, 2023

“We Are the Right Hand of God”

 Speaker Tara DeGroot, Youth Coordinator Traverse City Central UMC

Former Regional Community Systems Liaison for Coalition to End Homelessness


Registration/continental breakfast/bookstore

9:15 a.m.; Program 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mancelona United Methodist Church

217 N. Williams St., Mancelona, MI 49659

Park in back of the church and enter through the ramp

Registration fee is $15 (includes breakfast and lunch);

Zoom registration fee is $15

Registration deadline is September 30, 2023

Click here for registration form.


Tara Tennie DeGroot is a graduate of GVSU and a native of Traverse City, Michigan. She has been a regional leader in efforts to end youth homelessness. Ending youth homelessness is her greatest passion, and her passion is fierce. She helped start a non-profit in Anchorage, Alaska, designed to help homeless youth identifying as LGBTQ find safe families to live with. She worked for the largest youth homeless charity in the country, the Catholic charity Covenant House with locations across North America. Locally, she was the Program Coordinator for Pete’s Place Youth Homeless Shelter for two years and recently worked for Goodwill and the Coalition to End Homelessness as their regional Community Systems Liaison. Tara is now pursuing ministry as she seeks religious education in seminary. She attends Traverse City Central United Methodist Church, participating as the youth group coordinator, and is a volunteer for their homeless outreach breakfast and the committee that runs it.


Mission Focus:  Iron Vault at Mancelona High School

Bring shampoo, conditioner, dry shampoo, deodorant, lip balm, feminine products, granola bars, juice boxes, bulk and individually wrapped snack items

Offering:  Will be split between the NWD Pledge to Mission and UWF National Legacy Endowment Fund








MUMC All Church Fall Outing

You are invited to join us

Sunday, October 8 – Meet at church by 4 pm.

Carpool to the overlook at Deadman’s Hill for a stunning autumn view of the beautiful Jordan Valley and hike if you choose.

Followed by dinner at the Railside in Elmira. In case of rain, we will have dinner at the Railside.

Questions: Contact our Church Office at 231.587.8461



Young At Heart

Thursday, October 19

6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Fellowship Hall, Mancelona UMC

Ladies small group





This new ladies group, Young At Heart, launches with a Bingo night! Come for fun, laughter, in this Christian gathering!


As flyer notes, please bring an appetizer or dessert and a small inexpensive prize, PLUS

Bring a friend or two! All ladies welcome!




Suggested prizes you might want to bring: Vase of flowers; Plate of homemade cookies; Gift Card; Candle; Lotion; Candy; Homemade Craft; Cute note pad or colored pens; potted plant, Anything chocolate; Baked Goods; Picture frame; Specialty tea/coffee/hot chocolate; Cute Refrigerator magnet; Nail polish; Package of cute party napkins; Decorative hand towel; Coffee mug or teacup







Honor our Veterans – Sunday, November 12

11:00 am Worship Service 

Followed by a Potluck in Fellowship Hall


More to come:

Saturday, November 18

Community Craft Show

Mancelona Elementary School








Bake Sale

Saturday, December 9

9:00 am – 3:00 pm or SOLD OUT

Delicious homemade baked goods!



RADA – Shop & Support Our Fundraiser

Then, search for our group name: Mancelona UMW

More than 100 exceptional products priced under $15



Church Note Cards are available, 5 for $5.

If you would like some, Email:

Inside is the Bible Verse: John 1:5, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness doesn’t extinguish the light.”




All are welcome to these events hosted by UMW: 

Potluck on 2nd Sundays in Fellowship Hall after Church. 

Coffee Hour on 4th Sundays in the Welcome Center. 




Need Assistance?

In Mancelona

 In addition, our Church offers a free community meal each Tuesday at 5:00 pm, for seniors there is a meal M-F at the Senior Center. In addition, Mancelona has two food pantries and a baby pantry. Our high school offers the Iron Vault where clothing, personal hygiene items, and weekend snacks are available for students.

The Mancelona Food Pantry and Resale Shop is open. Hours are 9 am to 3 pm, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Also, the  211 number in Traverse City has a list of resources, county by county.

Click HELPING HAND which will give you that hand in the Greater Grand Traverse area!


The COA is offering drive up meals Monday-Friday for Antrim Seniors at their Bellaire site.

Meals are available from 11:30am- 12:30pm BY RESERVATION- CALL 231-533-8703 BY 2 PM THE DAY BEFORE YOU WANT TO PICK UP A MEAL.




Pastor would like to remind everyone, that ALL events for the church would need to go to him to be put on the church calendar.  It is the only way to ensure that you get the room for your meeting/event.