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Easter Flowers 2017


Lilies and azaleas will bring beauty to our Easter worship service again this year through your contributions. Purchase a plant for $13 each in honor or memory of a loved one. Or if you prefer, make a contribution to the Memorial Garden for its floral maintenance. All donors will be listed in the Easter Sunday bulletin and May newsletter.


To place your order make your checks payable to First United Methodist Church of Ypsilanti indicating “Easter Flowers” or “Memorial Garden” in the memo line.

Please submit your order form and check ($13 per plant) no later than Sunday, April 9th, to the church office.

Your Name (please print) __________________________________
I’d like to order a lily:
In honor ____________________________________________________________
In memory of _______________________________________________________
I’d like to order an azalea:
In honor of _________________________________________________
In memory of ________________________________________________
I’d like to make a contribution to the Memorial Garden:
In honor of ___________________________________________________
In memory of _____________________________________________________

By Bishop Laurie Haller


Mommy, Don’t Let Them Get You!

Posted on March 27, 2017 by Laurie Haller


How might God be speaking to you through these true stories from Iowa?


From a mother of two who has been here for twenty years


I don’t know what to do. My husband died two weeks ago. I don’t have time to grieve. I’m too worried about taking care of my kids. The other day I was rear-ended, and my car is a mess. I am so lucky the policeman didn’t give me a ticket for not having a license. But he told me not to drive. Now he knows my car because of the dented fender, so how do I get to work?

My kids are devastated from their father’s death and the trauma of living with a cancer patient for years. My husband was diagnosed when our youngest was two years old. Almost all of his life, our son has lived with the possibility of his father dying and also with the threat of both his parents being deported. It has traumatized him.

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