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28 u Worship With Us 2013 Wesley United Methodist Church 500 East McLeod Ave., P.O. Box 9 Ironwood, MI 49938 906-932-3900 Toll free 1-866-747-5676 E-mail: Pastor: Rev. Rosemary DeHut Service to the Community Sunday Worship 11 a.m. Communion—First and Third Sunday Adult Bible Study 9:30 a.m. Sunday Bible Studies with the pastor. Contact the church for information. Choir practice—Tuesday 5 p.m. Christian Kids Club Wednesday during the school year—3:30 to 5 p.m. Women’s prayer group—Wednesday 10 a.m. Stepping Stones—Jail support ministry support group –Thursday 10 a.m. United Methodist Women—Last Thursday of the month at 1:30 p.m. Men’s Prayer Breakfast—Last Sat. of the month—8 a.m. Open hearts – Open minds – Open doors Our mission statement is “To welcome people into the family of Jesus Christ: growing together in our faith journey, witnessing to God’s blessings, serving Christ and glorifying His name.” Methodism took root in Ironwood over 125 years ago with the founding of the Swedish Methodist Church (later Grace Methodist) in the spring of 1886. Later in that year, several English families began meeting in a house on Vaughn St., leading to building in 1887 of the First Methodist Church across from the present day Memorial building. A new church was erected in 1892 at the location of the present church. A fire destroyed that church and today’s church was built in 1910 of granite from the hills south of the city. The Newport Methodist Church (also known as the English Methodist Church) was organized in 1886, with a church being built in the early 1900s. At one time there was also a Finnish Methodist Church, of which minimal history has survived. Multi-cultural traditions came together when in 1950 Grace joined with First Methodist, and then in 1960, the Newport Methodist Church merged with the other two. The combined churches became Wesley United Methodist Church. Although numbers have decreased, the congregation has remained steadfast through the years in professing God’s love. The worship service is enhanced by beautiful music played on the Moller Pipe Organ, known for its solid foundation of tones and orchestral voices from the pipes. Wesley United Methodist has reached out to the neighborhood surrounding the church, with Christmas parties, picnics, and by sponsoring campership scholarships for area youth. Everyone is welcome to come and worship with us.

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