Join us for Worship Service…
December 8, 2019
SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9:30 A.M. – Side Door Worship
11:00 A.M. – Traditional Worship
New Testament Scripture: Matthew 3:1-12
Roy Quist (shoulder surgery on 12/12), Flo Martin, Jesse Richardson, Floyd Davis, Bailey Jones, Cheryl Roberts, Simeon Wait (Dennis and Dale’s great nephew), Jim Gray, Ted Hughes (Liz Turner’s great Uncle) with brain cancer, Claude Cheely, Nik, Teddy Sears, Joyce Forcke, Frankie Irons, Shirley Overstreet, Judy Wilkinson, Jane Whitlow, Cindy White, Jennifer Maitland, Isabelle Brown, Barbara Jessup, Bishop Lewis, Richard (Ruth Plott’s brother-in-law).
The Society St. Andrews project coin boxes and Advent devotionals are available for you outside the Church Office. Your coins will share healthy fruits and vegetables with people in greatest need throughout the United States.
NEWSLETTER ARTICLES DUE
Newsletter articles for the Jan/Feb edition of THE MESSENGER are due on December 10, 2019. Please email or deliver a hand written copy of your article to the Church Office.
The Staff Parish Committee will meet today following the 11 a.m. Worship Service in the Scott Walford Room.
There will be special services of readings and carols in the 11a.m. worship service on December 22nd (Advent IV). Please plan to come and bring a few friends!
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
The UMW will meet Thursday December 12 at 2:00 p.m. in the Scott Walford room. All women are invited to attend for an afternoon of fellowship, worship, and an interesting program. We will also have Sunday afternoon meetings soon after the new year for women who are unable to attend the afternoon meetings. We hope you will join us!
Thank you for your support of our food pantry. We have seen an increase in the number of people we are now serving. There were 100 family units served on November 6 and 81 on November 13. Thankfully, we are well-stocked with USDA food. We continue to need paper grocery bags with handles and plastic bags. We also need canned tuna, canned chicken, tea bags, soap bars and baby/toddler diapers. Donations may be left outside of the food pantry door (Burchette Room) on the first floor as you come in from the parking lot.
ANIMAL ANGEL TREE
Your willingness to provide dog food and cat food (crunchies and canned), treats and toys (no feathers on the cat toys, please), has been gratefully received by the workers. Even gently used towels, blankets and pet beds allow the RAC to stretch their budget and get through the winter. Please consider giving needed items by placing them under the Animal Christmas Tree located in the Social Hall from Sunday, Dec. 3 to Dec. 29 space will be available to leave your presents for the “visitors” at RAC until they find their “forever” homes.
Thank you so much for sharing what you can with these little guys. An extra donation box will be outside the Sanctuary in the office hallway.
ADVENT WREATH LIGHTERS NEEDED
We invite readers for the lighting of the Advent Wreath in both worship services. Please let the Church Office know if you and/or your family are interested in participating.
FINANCE/CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
The Finance Committee will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 11th at 6:00 P.M. followed by the Church Council at 7:00 P.M. in the Scott- Walford room.
You are invited to a
December 15th at 5:30 P.M.
Dinner will be provided and will be donation based. Join in the fun, games, songs and fellowship!