Oakland County, Oakland Township, Goodison, Michigan

4420 Collins Rd, Rochester, Michigan 48306                                                                       Copyright 2013. Paint Creek United Methodist Church. All Rights Reserved.


The Christian Year at Paint Creek United Methodist Church:

The Season of Lent:
Lent is a season of forty days, not counting Sundays, which begins on Ash Wednesday, (February 10, 2016), and ends on Holy Saturday, (March 26, 2016). The season is a preparation for celebrating Easter. 

Ash Wednesday begins the season where we have an invitation to be honest with God, with ourselves, and with one another. Ash Wednesday provides us with an opening to the possibility of transformation. So the question is “Where will it take us?” (Ash Wednesday Services will be at 7 p.m. at Howarth United Methodist Church.)

Good Friday, (March 25, 2016), is the day our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was crucified. So welcome as we gather this day, this Good Friday, because one day the King of kings came to die that He might offer us life now, and for all eternity. That’s why we call if Good Friday. (Good Friday Service will be at noon at PCUMC).

Lent is a time of reflection on the meaning of our lives in the light of Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. He died for us. What have we done for Him? Ash Wednesday gives us a unique opportunity for bringing our lives into alignment with God’s purpose for us. 

We gather and remember what and who we are on Ash Wednesday. And while we gather to remember who we are, more importantly we gather to remember who God is, and what God has done for us in and through Jesus Christ.

Perhaps this year we can go beyond trivialities as we recognize that God’s desire for each of us is to come into a deeper relationship with Him as we journey through Lent to the promise of Easter’s life.

Easter Season:
The Easter Season, also known as the Great Fifty Days, begins at sunset Easter Eve, (March 27, 2016), and continues through the Day of Pentecost. (May 15, 2016).  It is the most joyous and celebrative season of the Christian year as it focuses on Christ’s resurrection and ascension. 


​Advent Letter from 2016, Pastor Carolyn

Happy New Year!

Advent marks the beginning of the Christian year. It is a season that celebrates the birth of the Christ child more than 2000 years ago. It also anticipates the return of the Messiah. It is a time to celebrate the light that came into the world that Christmas Day, bringing with it the gifts of hope, peace, joy and love. The world was, and continues to be in need of those precious gifts. So each year at this time we prepare ourselves to receive God’s gifts through Jesus, and to honor His grace and His mercy in doing so.

Each Sunday, beginning on November 27, 2016, we will light a candle that symbolizes each of these four gifts. The three purple candles in the Advent wreath represent hope, peace and love. The pink candle, lit on the third Sunday, represents God’s joy for his son and his people. Nestled among those four is a white candle, the Christ candle, that is lit on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. We recite the scriptures from Isaiah that foretold Jesus’ coming, and God’s promise to redeem mankind through His beloved son.

We at Paint Creek United Methodist Church invite you to join us in celebrating this most Holy season. Share with us the expectation of His arrival each Sunday at our 11:00 a.m. service. Worship with the Paint Creek family in praise, Scripture and song on Christmas Eve at 8:00 p.m., and on Christmas Day at 10:00 a.m.

Peace and Blessings!

Pastor Carolyn​​

Our Congregation

Do you feel a disconnected from others in your community? Do you feel a sense to belong? Please come and join us! 

Sunday service:

11:00 a.m.

Special Services:

Advent and a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service:
The service begins at 8p.m.....


Founded in 1855.  In pioneer days, church groups met in homes and later in one-room schools.  Revival meetings were held in the Baldwin one-room school on the corner of Gunn and Orion Roads.

Our History