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I have been here at Warren First UMC since July of 2018 and find this place to be filled with God’s spirit.  Amazing ministries are happening here in this place.  We feel the presence of God’s love surround us, and it is life altering.  In this place, I have experienced a group of people who believe that faith is to be lived out in tangible ways.

Just this past spring, we gathered blankets, sleepers, and outfits for a layette program that helps struggling mothers in our community.  Through the generous efforts of members of this faith community, we were able to bless over 200 mothers with this special gift and remind them that they are loved.

As the summer rolls on, we are gathering items for the new school year.  Our U.M. Women’s organization are gathering backpacks and other items needed to fill them in order to help young people as they start another school year.  We are also gathering items for the teachers because we value the work they do as they educate our children.  We want them to know that we care about them.

In a few months, we will be hosting MCREST, the Macomb County Revolving Emergency Shelter Team.  It is an “all hands on deck” ministry as we welcome in women and children who are going through a difficult time.  We find that these are amazing people like you and I that have experienced hard times and need a hand up.  

Last year at Christmas, we offered a gift to Christ as we celebrated his birth.  This gift was divided between the MCREST shelter here in our community and a program through the United Methodist Church that was working in impoverished communities around the world.  

Yes, amazing things are happening here in this place.  We would love for you to join us as we strive to make our world a better place for all to be through one loving act at a time.  Hope to see you soon.