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Greetings, OSUM Church family!

Our doors are open and In Person worship is in full swing!  

Thank you everyone! I am praying for you all, and please do not hesitate to reach out with specific prayer requests.

Pastor Randy


Upcoming Opportunities
Week of August 23, October 4, November 15 - Meals on Wheels Volunteers needed
Food Pantry located @ 1321 10th Ave (open every Friday and 3rd Wednesday of the month)
August 2, September 20, October 4, October 18 & November 1 - (Fellowship Hall reserved)
October 3 - World Communion Sunday (special offering)
October 11 - Columbus Day
October 17 - (Laity Sunday and Children’s Sabbath) & Charge Conference @ 2 pm
November 5 - World Community Day
November 6 - Mission Ingathering (contact UMW leaders for recent information)
November 7 - All Saints Sunday, Thankoffering Sunday & Communion
November 11 - Veterans Day
November 14 - Organ & Tissue Donor Sunday
November 25 - Happy Thanksgiving
November 28 - United Methodist Student Day (special offering), 1st Sunday of Advent

World Communion Sunday - October 3, 2021
You gave $400,254 towards the ministries funded by the World Communion Sunday offering. This offering supports diverse mix of national and international ethnic young adults to make a global impact for Christ. This is one of six special offerings in order to reach out and model diversity among God's children.  You may also give online at: There will be special offering envelopes provided for you.

Open AA Meeting

Held at St. Thomas Church on Mondays at 7pm. For information, call Walt at 515-570-7189.

Pomeroy (old school) on Sunday at 2 pm.

Single Moms Care & Support Group
We provide a meal for the moms and kids each meeting, starting at 5:30 and done at 6 p.m. Please volunteer to provide a meal for the next meeting. You can join with a friend and share providing food. We usually have a main dish (could be sandwiches & chips), and dessert or salad or bread, etc.. Your service lets these moms know that you care about them and their children. Also, if you know a single mom, please invite her to the group. We do make a difference in their lives! This will begin meeting again Fall, 2021.  Sue Clapper is your contact and messages can be left for her via the church office ( or 712-469-3510).

OSUM Youth
TWIGS needs you (as an adult volunteer). This is a vital ministry of the church and needs to be nurtured and continued. Please let Pastor know if you are willing to be a part of this ministry and help revamp it to fit the needs of the youth.
For instance:

  • Special speakers pertaining to topics of interest
  • Service projects and activities in the church and community
  • Creative leadership ways that adults can work together to enhance this program and engage the youth in ways that will give them purpose and grow in their faith


  • Adults with willing hearts! God will do the rest.

Volunteers Needed
1. Coffee Signup (when we return to 'normal') - Some folks don't eat breakfast before coming to church on Sunday morning and really appreciate the coffee time yummies. If you enjoy the coffee fellowship, please sign up to serve.
2. Furnish a meal for Single Moms Care & Support Group. Kid friendly meals include, hot dogs, maid rites, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, pizza. Anything your children or grandchildren will eat.
3. Want to share your creativity? Sign up to prepare and run the power point presentation for a Sunday. You can use your creative spirit and your tech savvy all in one.
4. SS Superintendent

Fort Dodge Child Health Specialty Clinic
(CHSC) - serves children 0-21 years old, who have or are at an increased risk for a chronic condition, and have a need for special services. These include physical developmental, behavioral, or emotional issues. The Fort Dodge regional clinic is available to help your child. Our team provides clinical services with a nurse practitioner and RN on site. Finding services and supports can be complicated. Our Family Navigator can help families access and arrange the care they need. CHSC is located at 804 Kenyon Road, Ste 205, Fort Dodge. Anyone can refer to CHSC. Please call CHSC at 515/955.8326 for more information or to make an appointment today! FACT: 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness. 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability. New research shows that 1.59 children have autism.

Food Pantry Needs & Info
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry sent to 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max at 712-830-1379. Thank you.

Food Pantry Open Additional Times For Working Families:
The Manson Ministerial Food Pantry located at the VFW Hall. The pantry is still open its regular hours of 9 a.m.-noon on Fridays and the third Wednesday 5:30-7.

Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Do you play guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, tambourines, spoons, or anything else that would make music to praise God? If so, please contact Pastor's or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

If you are able to volunteer or have question, please contact Pastor Randy ( or the church office (712-469-3510 or

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