Oakland County, Oakland Township, Goodison, Michigan

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

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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. 



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​Trumpet Article, April/May/June 2016, Pastor Tom



​​As I write this article for the Trumpet I am preparing for Good Friday and Easter Sunday. And as I remember that this will be my last article that I write for you, I am thinking about “last things”.

In the Old Testament, the Book Of Daniel, that “looks into the future to foresee the events of the end time when the Lord will, for one last time, reveal Himself and bring the earthly ages and their tribulation to a close, and establish His eternal reign, bringing full salvation to His people”.

In the New Testament, our resurrection and the assurance of Christ’s second coming.

This will be our last Good Friday Service with you, our last Easter Sunday celebration. We have 14 Sunday’s left to spend with you as your Pastor and spouse. Our last service with you will be on Sunday June 26.

My, how time flies! The SPPRC sent you a letter last August 6 that said in part “The good news is that we still have 11 months with Pastor Tom and Lois……” Now it’s down to 3 months and 14 Sunday’s.

For most people in the ministry it’s a marathon. For us it’s been a sprint. Our ministry and all of you have been joined at the heart.

During this time my emphasis has been on my passion for Exceptional Pastoral Care, and the fourth principal factor John Wesley believed, in his Wesleyan Quadrilateral (Scripture, Reason, Tradition & Experience), “my understanding and appropriating of the faith in the light of my own life and common sense knowledge of everyday experience.”

My competence as a Pastor to Teach, Reach and Preach through Exceptional Pastoral Care, has been judged by you, the congregations that I serve, through the Annual Pastoral Leadership Assessment, as it should be, and it’s really been quite remarkable.

Together we have built a bridge from the Pulpit to the Pew that has emphasized that our Spiritual formation is “being conformed to the image of Christ for others.” To love and serve our neighbor.

On August 10 in a letter to you we asked that “you cherish the time we have had together and embrace the time we have left, and leave the rest in God’s hands”.

This was a journey that we never thought we would take and your love, kindnesses, compassion, caring and support will be cherished always and forever.

The Bible is a love story. We hope our ministry has been a love story for all of you too. You have certainly made it that for Lois and I. Thank you!

Grace, Peace & Love,

Pastor Tom & Lois

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.....

Service

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