Bulletin and Announcements January 10, 2021 (Remember to Click READ MORE for entire document)

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Bulletin and Announcements January 102021

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Sunday, January 10, 2021

UMBC Bulletin & Announcements

Sermon Topic:  Stay Focused (Rev. Chris Rollins)

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Our UMBC 2021 Theme



[Matthew 16: 18]  “And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.”

2021 General Theme: 


The process of being conformed to the image of Christ for the glory of God and for the sake of others.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18

Now the Lord is Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. (18) But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord.

Quarterly Themes 

Spiritual Discernment  (2 Corinthians 3:17a) 

Spiritual Liberty (2 Corinthians 3:17b) 

Spiritual Insight (2 Corinthians 3:18a)

Spiritual Growth (2 Peter 3:18c)



An updated list of current recurring meetings and services and their Zoom links is now available on the website  UMBClansing.org (Welcome Page…ONLINE SCHEDULE).



A virtual Church Update Meeting is scheduled for 10 am Saturday, January 30. In preparation for having the meeting, UMBC members will be provided additional information on how to “Attend UMBC Virtual Church Meeting”.  More info available soon



Starting this week on Wednesday, our UMBC Midweek Worship and Bible Study is migrating to an interactive Zoom meeting format.  Participants will be able to call in and listen/watch/interact using the link to the live stream. In addition, Pastor Jones plans to parallel the Bible Study with the quarterly theme or content that was presented during the Sunday Sermon.

Facebook provides a 1-way broadcast that is similar to watching TV.  When the meeting is live, people can see you and can post a comment, but it isn’t very interactive. Zoom allows the meeting host (and others) to share screens with participants at the same time and participants can share comments or answer questions in real time.



With sadness, we share information we received on the passing of Robert Ponder, Alice Jackson, James R. McCoy and Willie C. Grant.  Please remember the families and expand your prayers and acknowledgements to surround them in this time of loss.

Robert Ponder of Griffin, Georgia.

He is the husband of Peggy Pounder, son-in-law of LueDella Henderson and brother-in-law of Mary Hart, Linda Hodge and Shirley Middlebrook. A Celebration of Life Service was held on Saturday, January 9, 2021.  More information: https://www.articobits.com/obituaries/watkins-funeral-home-inc/robert-ponder-sr-obituary

Alice Jackson of Lansing, Michigan

She is the wife of Carson Jackson and sister-in-law of Eddie (Barbara) Jackson.  The service is scheduled for Monday, January 11.   Cards may be sent to the family at: 3813 Stratford St., Lansing 48911. Please keep the family in your prayer for safety.  Family Ministry Team: Deacon Manuel Davis

Additional information:  https://www.paradisefuneralchapel.com/obituaried/obituary-listings

James R. McCoy  (Bubba)

He is the brother of Helen McCoy-Graham, Cynthia McCoy and Rev Patricia Hart. Funeral arrangements are pending.  We will share additional information when available. Family Ministry Team: Deacon Tony Baltimore, Rev. Charles Magee

Willie C. Grant of Lansing, Michigan

He is the nephew of Sister Lue Della Henderson, Eddie & Barbara Jackson.  Other family members include Linda Hodge, Shirley & Donnie Middlebrook; Mary Hart and Jean Hodge.   Mr. Grant’s service was held on Thursday, January 7.  Cards may be sent to the family at: 3813 Stratford St., Lansing 48911.  Family Ministry Team: Deacon Manuel Davis

Additional information:  https://www.paradisefuneralchapel.com/obituaries/Willie-C-Grant-Lansing?obld=19400982 – /celebrationWall



In preparation to receive your 2020 Giving Statement, now is a good time to make sure that your contact information shared with the church office is up-to-date. To avoid delays in receiving statement, please make sure that your mailing address, email and phone number are current.


ANNUAL PIZZA & RAIMENT – Hallelujah Clothing Outreach Social

The giving campaign wraps up this week, on Saturday January 17, 2021.

On Friday, Michigan’s Governor announced a March 1st target to get face-to-face classes in place for students.

With that said, we agree that school is different this year, but many families in the community with children need help. UMBC and the Greater Lansing Area Club (GLAC) are collecting donations for personal protection equipment and back to school clothing gift certificates after the holidays.

Both, UMBC and GLAC will distribute items with pizza to selected families with children.   An encouraging message will be offered through Zoom.   The giving campaign wraps up on January 17, 2021.

Here’s how to DONATE….

UNION MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH (Make check payable to Union Missionary Baptist Church)

GREATER LANSING AREA CLUB  (Please indicate Pizza & Raiment online and on checks

  • Cash App – $GLACLansing
  • Mail your check payable to GLAC, P.O. Box 14035, Lansing, MI 48901

WINTER & SPRING 2021 – UMBC Institute of Training (IOT) CLASSES

There is still time to register and take Winter classes

Winter Session: Jan – March

Spring Session: April – June


Although UMBC continues to social distance, you can help our congregation to continue the work that God has called us to do in the community and to help others to learn more about God.

Please consider giving by one of the following 4 methods…

  1. Text: Dial 855-712-7506 and text the word ‘GIVE’
  2. Online: – Select the Give/Donate button at the top of the website page for Tithely or paste the following link in your browser https://tithe.ly/give?c=512075
  3. Drop Off to the Church on Sundays between the hours of 12 Noon and 2 pm.
  4. Mail To: 500 S. Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd., Lansing MI 48915

2021 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. CELEBRATIONS

12 pm FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021 The City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Departments hosts the 41st Annual Memorial Observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.   

6pm FRIDAY JANUARY 15, 2021 The Greater Lansing Clergy Forum will host a virtual service in honor of Rev. King. WATCH and LISTEN for more information.

7pm to 8 pm MONDAY JANUARY 18, 2021 on WILX TV10   The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commission of Mid-Michigan will host the 36th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Celebration

  • Theme: “Out of a Mountain of Despair, a Stone of Hope.”
  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Bernice King, the youngest child of civil rights leaders Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Coretta Scott King. Dr. Bernice King is a global thought leader, orator, peace advocate, and CEO of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center) which was founded by her mother, Coretta Scott King, in 1968.


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May your special day be full of love, joy and blessings!




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The next UMBC Women’s Ministry meeting is scheduled for February 7th.  All women are invited and encouraged to attend. The standard meeting time is the first Sunday of the month at 2 pm.

  • Sunday, January 10 (Youth Sunday)
  • 12 pm Friday, January 15  City of Lansing Human Relations and Community Services Departments hosts the 41st Annual Memorial Observance of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  
  • 6 pm Friday, January 15 Greater Lansing Clergy Forum Rev. Dr. MLK Jr. Birthday Service
  • Sunday, January 17
  • Monday, January 18 The Greater Lansing MLK Jr.  Holiday Commission hosts a virtual event on WILX TV10 7–8 p.m.  Speaker: Dr. Bernice King
  • Sunday, January 24
  • Saturday, January 30 Church Update Meeting
  • Sunday, January 31 5th Sunday
  • Sunday, February 7 **Please prepare your bread and juice for The Lords Supper
  • Sunday, February 14 (Youth Sunday) Black History Month Presentation / Sound the Alarm

Need more info? Call UMBC Church Office at 517-485-7705