Word of God and Breath of God
Please join us for an inspiring, interactive and awakening session on, “Restoring the Temple of God, our Body and Mind” (Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 1st Corinthians 3:16 and 6:19), as a part of our New Year’s Spiritual Resolution.
Saturday, January 28, 9:30–11:30
Presenters: Fr. Adam and Indira Oskvarek
Happy 2023 with a big bundle of blessings for all of us!
Note: No food will be served before or after (to honor your personal resolution of “Eating less and eating healthy” in 2023). We will practice deep breathing, posture correction and “Be Still” meditation, so light breakfast is recommended. Let us start the restoration project in 2023.
We have a couple of projects for the parish and are looking for volunteer help. We will provide the materials where needed.
A few (2–3) mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, aunts, etc. who would like to work with me to begin a prayer ministry for women whose loved ones are not practicing the Catholic faith in which they were raised.
A woodworker or two who would like to build a couple of pieces of furniture for the parish.
Please contact John Graveline for more information or to volunteer.
Snow Removal Help Needed
Do you have some time during the winter to help with snow removal—plowing, shoveling, salting? If so, Assumption could use some help. Please call Dave Lijewski for further information at 989-513-7300.
Coffee and Doughnuts
We offer Coffee and Doughnuts on a regular basis on the 1st Sunday of the month. Mary Lou Leslie, a member of the Christian Service Commission, will serve as an organizer, and we are in need of helpers to set up 30 minutes before Mass, to help serve, and to clean up afterward.
Families and individuals are encouraged to consider this ministry of hospitality that serves us all. Sign-up is available at the welcome circle in the gathering space or contact the parish office.
Hidden Harvest is a non-profit organization that collects food from organizations, churches, and individuals and then distributes it to various food pantries, organizations, and soup kitchens that reach out to those in need.
You are invited to participate in this worthwhile project of providing food for people in need. Bring in vegetables and/or fruit from your garden on Tuesday or Thursday morning before 9:30am. Please do not leave it outside the night before.
Produce can be dropped off by the office door. Thank you for your support.
For more information visit Hidden Harvest.
Opportunity To Serve
Would you be willing to begin a wonderfully rewarding experience twice a month taking Eucharist to Catholics residing at Bickford Cottage and Storypoint at Independence Village?
This is a twice-monthly commitment to visit individual residents, or at times the group to recite the rosary, converse, and share prayer requests. It’s a most rewarding ministry to lift the spirits of those who can no longer live independently at home or attend Mass.
Please contact Carol Landis at email@example.com.
Media Outreach Ministry Needs You!
Masses are livestreamed each week for those who are unable to join the Assumption faith community in person. This technology also provides us the ability to livestream other events that occur throughout the church year.
There is a need for Media Outreach Ministers. This invitation is open to anyone from middle school to adult. No previous knowledge and skills are required; training will be provided.
If you are interested in this ministry or have any questions, please contact Max Schneider by stopping by the Media Outreach Ministry room (the former cry room) any Sunday before or after Mass, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Making Health Our Priority
Please join us for gentle yoga for health…
Gentle yoga on mats Tuesdays 3:00–4:00pm.
Chair yoga Mondays 3:00–4:00 pm in the multi-purpose room.
Note: there will be no yoga during July and August.
Any questions, call Indira at 989-835-1127.
Wanted: Missing Bags
Have you found one of these bags lying in your home? If so, please return it to the church, preferably filled with the items specified on the attached tag.
If you have considered donating to the monthly Food Pantry, please pick up one (or more) of these bags in the Gathering Space, fill it and return it with your donated items – there’s even an attached card suggesting needed items. Using the teal bags helps reduce the accumulation of plastic bags.
Healing After Abortion
Are you or someone you know suffering from the pain of an abortion and seeking healing and forgiveness? Support is available by specially trained ministers through the Diocese of Saginaw’s Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats and Project Rachel Ministry.
For more information, visit Healing after Abortion - You are not Alone or contact Lori Becker at 989-797-6652 or email@example.com for a private and confidential consultation.
Open Door Update
About Open Door
Midland’s Open Door operates a community soup kitchen from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. The soup kitchen provides a hot wholesome meal for our shelter guests and is also open to the public. In addition to the noon meal, soup and sandwiches are available for takeout for the guests evening meal. There are no formal qualifications for someone to benefit from the soup kitchen meals and all meals are provided at no cost to our guests.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, Midland’s Open Door is always open. For shelter, please call 989-835-2291 and ask to speak with a community life advisor.
Founded in 1992, Caregiving Network cares for the people of Midland County and surrounding areas who are struggling and unable to meet their basic needs, due to short term emergency or long-term life crisis circumstances. As an organization ministering for Jesus Christ, we offer resources to all who are in need at no cost. We can respond quickly to help in the areas outlined below. We also are able to offer referrals to a wide range of other area resources and organizations.
Our ministries include:
Food pantry: wide selection of nutritious grocery items and fresh seasonal items when available
Home Essentials: small appliances, bedding, kitchen, bath items to set up a home after disaster or personal crisis
Transportation Assistance: gas card for work or doctor appointment, local transportation such as County Connection or Dial-A-Ride
Carefund Assistance: water, electricity, natural gas, propane and wood
Winter Wear: coats, scarves, hats, gloves, for the family
Health Care Assistance: aid for the uninsured or those in hardship for dental procedures or medical equipment rental
Please help us help! Tell others about us. We are passionate about reaching the hurting and helpless with Christ’s love as we minister to their physical needs.
Caregiving Network · 607 Gordon Street · Midland MI 48640
To learn more call 989-837-9757 or visit www.caregiving.network.
2-1-1: public service number for non-emergency needs
These are difficult times for Michiganders. More and more, families that have never faced financial struggles are finding themselves in need of help. 2-1-1 is available to connect those in need to local resources. Agents are standing by 24/7 to connect people with help of all kinds, like where the closest COVID-19 testing location is, which shelters are open, where to find free meals, and other essential needs. 2-1-1 is a public service number for non-emergency needs.
Do you crochet, knit, quilt, or sew? Want to use your talent to serve others? Stitch and Prayer Group invites you to join us. We are a group of faithful people who enjoy using our craft to create handmade items to warm the hearts of community members, in the local Midland area and beyond. Using the group's materials, we create beautiful items at home and bring them to monthly meetings to donate. Meetings are 2nd and 4th Monday of each month, 10am. Beginners are welcome! We love to help others learn to craft! For more information, contact Julie Maurer 989-689-0480 or Laura Ornelas 989-506-2278.