News & Announcements

Operation Christmas Child at Mancelona Free Methodist Church

Mancelona Free Methodist Church, located at 10725 Darragh Road (County Road 571) in Mancelona, will be the new area drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child this year (2018).  Shoebox donations will be accepted during the national collection week, November 12 through 19. Operation Christmas Child delivers gifts packed in shoeboxes to children in underdeveloped countries all over the world. These gifts include fun items, but also help meet some of their important personal and hygiene needs, and most importantly provide them with the message of the Gospel in their own language. Additional information about packing your own shoebox or the dropoff location hours are available at


For local assistance please contact Pastor Chip Wibert, 231-587-4968.



Annual Harvest Supper at Mancelona United Methodist Church

Mancelona United Methodist Church is hosting their Annual Harvest Supper - for Missions Here and Around the World - Thursday, September 20, 2018.  


Seatings: 5:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.


Take outs available: Pick up at 4:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.


Cost:Adults $12, Ages 6-12 $5, children 5 and under - free


The supper has been going on for over 75 years. All are welcome to attend.  Come enjoy a meal of roast beef, squash, mashed potatoes, gravy, cole slaw, sliced tomatoes, homade rolls and homemade apple or pumpkin pie.


One hundred (100%) percent of the profits go to Missions supported by the United Methodist Women and include local, national and worldwide missions. In the past, these missions have included Community In Schools, SEEDS, PoWeR, Book Bags, Habitat for Humanity, local food pantries, baby pantries, disaster relief and many others.


For more information call Rhonda Allen, 231-587-1278


A Taste of South Torch - Alden

Come join us Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road, in Alden, for A Taste of South Torch.  Food and Wine Tasting / Sampling, learn to pair up the best wine with your meal.  Tickets are $20 per person. Limited availability; no sales at the door. Contact Colleen Richmond at 231-564-0477 for tickets and more information.



Alden Mill House Restaurant

Vendors Markets in Mancelona

Vendor Opportunities and Shopping - at Traders Outpost, 209 E. Calhoun (located on the east side of U.S. 131 just south of Danforth Street in the village of Mancelona).  Vendors will be set up in the Open Space outdoors, weather permitting, on the following dates:


May 26, 2018


June 30, 2018


August 18, 2018


September 22, 2018


Vendors are always invited and welcomed to join in.  Coordinators say they have evertyhing from jewelry, to bathbombs, to cosmetics and more.  


For more information please email Heidi Mull:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her, 989-255-7206. 



Mancelona Baptist Church Celebrates 50th

Mancelona Baptist Church is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
The 50th anniversary celebration will take place on Sunday, June 3rd.  All past members of Mancelona Baptist Church are invited to attend.
Please RSVP as soon as possible by sending an email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling the church at 231-587-9431.

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