UMC in Tawas City, MI. Tawas is a rural community with strong small town values. We are also on the shore of Lake Huron and are considered a resort community, with much of our population leaving for the winter. We also draw hunters, fishing enthusiasts, and cross country skiers. The unemployment rate is a bit higher than the state average, withmany people having to work part time jobs rather than full time. The Tawas Area Schools is a consolidated dristrict encompassing the former Alabaster, East Tawas, and Tawas City Schools.