News and Events for November 22

Christ the King Sunday , today, is the last Sunday of the Christian year and is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and the completion of creation. Our new Christian year begins next Sunday with Advent, a season of anticipation of Christmas.

Today we are glad to welcome Jay, Valerie, and James Altman into membership in our congregation. We are delighted to receive them into our church family.

Today is our second Generosity Commitment Sunday . In our worship services, we will have the opportunity to consecrate our personal financial giving commitments for the coming year. You should have received a yellow Commitment Card in the mail. If you do not have it with you today, we will have them available in the worship services. We invite you to prayerfully consider what your offering to God through our church will be in the coming year, fill out the Commitment Card, and bring it to the altar during the Offering in our worship service.

Today is also an opportunity in our Committed To Christ series to commit to Jesus through hands-on service . Please prayerfully consider how you can be the hands and feet of Jesus Christ for others.

Contemporary Worship Planning Team meets TODAY at 5:30 pm in the Wesley Center.

Traditional Worship Planning Team meets Wed., Nov. 25 in the Willing Worker Classroom. Team members are: Jane Bellamy, Priscilla Keene, Kim Lundin, Betsy Carrier, Dan Perry, Dan Gray.

In lieu of our Wednesday night meal and programs on November 25, we will be participating in the Community Thanksgiving Service at 7:00 pm at First Baptist Church.  Please join with our Christian family from other churches and people from the community in giving thanks to God in this special worship service.

Decorating for Advent and Christmas . Please join us Saturday, Nov. 28, at 10:00 am as we decorate the Wesley Center, Sanctuary, Fellowship Hall, and other spaces for Advent and Christmas.

At our last Annual Conference, our delegates pledged that we would encourage each church member to give 10 hours of service this year to children in poverty in our community.  We hope that you are working toward that goal, and will encourage that in your Sunday School, Life Group, UMM, UMW, Circle of Faith, youth ministries, children’s ministries, etc.

The Connections Team will be hosting a Celebration /Thanksgiving Luncheon today, Sunday, November 22 after the 11:00 service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please join us in giving Thanks.

The church office will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 27. Hope you have a great day of giving thanks to God!

Poinsettias will be placed in the Sanctuary and Wesley Center for the Christmas season.  If you would like to give one (or more) in honor or memory of a loved one, they are available for purchase for $7.50 each. These donations will be listed in the bulletin on Sunday, December 13, so please turn in your requests and money to Elaine Good by Sunday, December 6.

 

 

 

 

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