Welcoming all to experience, connect, grow and share the love and hope of Christ
This weekend is one of my favorites of the year, with our Christmas Festival on Saturday (December 7th) and our Blessing of the Bears on Sunday (December 8th). The festival provides a fun filled day where people can make some “preparations” for Christmas by getting in the holiday spirit and doing some shopping for the season. But the Blessing of the Bears is another way that we live into this season of preparation. As we join together to pray for our local first responders and to “commission” our bears to provide comfort for children caught in trauma situations, we are reminded that this is a time of year to think of giving and to think of those that are in vulnerable situations. As much as we want to make preparations for our own families, we also want to use this time of year to think of others as well.
On Friday, December 20thfrom 4pm to 6pm, we will have another opportunity to bless others. We are joining forces with the Centerville Housing Team to provide food for a community outreach for the Spring Lake neighborhood. Our United Methodist Men will do the cooking, and we will provide blessing boxes through our Food Pantry. There will be opportunities to help be a part of this outreach both that week and during the event, so please let me know if you would like to help.
As we move through this season of preparation called Advent, let us always be looking for ways to reach out to others and extend God’s blessing to them.
· Choir Cantata Sunday, December 15th – Our choir will lead the majority of our service on December 15th, and on that Sunday, we will only have a 10:30 Service. The program will follow the format of “Lessons and Carols” and is entitled “Gloria Deo”. This is a great chance to hear some of your favorite Advent and Christmas songs, and hear the story of Christ’s birth told directly from the pages of scripture.
· Christmas Eve Services Tuesday, December 24th – This year we will once again have two services on Christmas Eve, a more casual affair at 4:30pm with an intentional focus on children and their families, and at 6:00pm we will have our more formal Christmas Eve celebration. People of all ages are welcome at both services, and nursery will be available at both.
· One Service on Sunday, December 29th – On December 29th we will only have one service at 10:30am in order to give our volunteers and staff a partial break. Nursery will be provided for anyone that needs it, but only during the 10:30 worship hour.
· *NOTE: As noted in the announcements above, our 8:30 Service will not meet on December 15th and December 29th but will meet this Sunday and on December 22nd. We will be back on our regular schedule in January, with no expected alterations for a while! Anthony
We meet on Sunday's at 9:30 am.
We stay busy until early evening.
Youth meet in classroom across from Seekers (near Fellowship Hall). Contact church office or Louis at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are so excited on how our children's ministry continues to grow.
We always need children's Shepard - not to teach the class but be here to assist the teacher. If interested contact Jamie Hill at email@example.com, or call the church office. God bless, Jamie Hill.
Kid Central is down main hallway from Church's Admin Wing. It can also be reached off Walker Drive.
Men on a Mission for our church members who are widowed, single mothers, or elderly couple, needing assistance with minor home repairs and/or renovations. You simply pay for the needed materials, UMM asks that a love offering to the church (as you are led) instead of paying the labor costs. Contact Stevie Bowen or church office.
SAVE DATE: January 24-25, 2020 UMM Retreat, Epworth by th eSea
Lynn Pritchett Circle meets 4th Thursday at 10:30a at church
Friendship Circle meets last Wednesday at 11:30a at church
Ms. Terry's Circle meets 4th Monday at 6:30p at leader's home
Nancy Hudson, president, 478-952-0671
Elaine Shierling, secretary, 478-919-7845
1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am
WORD & PRAYER
Wednesdays (following supper) ~6:15pm
PARTNERS IN PRAYER
Fridays at 10am
Take a summertime excursion with the Issues & Answers class, meeting Sundays June 23rd-July 21st at 9:30, in their introduction to the Wesleyan Class Meeting format led by our Associate Pastor Kevin & Laurie Clotfelter. This is an opportunity to form small fellowships called Life Groups within our church vision to “connect” with each other. The Life Group concept is based upon the meeting format utilized early in the church renewal movement we now know as Methodism. Contact Don Hall or Kevin if you have interest or questions.
We meet on second room on the left as you enter Church's Administrative Wing
We know better. We should be able to do the right thing. But often, we go against our better judgment and give in. The Corinthian Christians were no different. They had listened to one false teaching after another—and they had believed what they heard. How many lies had they accepted? How many mistakes had they made? Their list of sins is long and ugly, much like ours. But Paul had patience with the Corinthians. He was disturbed but not despondent; angry but not desperate. His driving passion for them was love, and he saw hope for them. His letter confronts them and shows them how to lead a pure life. His letter to the Corinthians encourages all of us who need a spiritual check-up.The Life Lessons with Max Lucado series brings the Bible to life in twelve lessons filled with intriguing questions, inspirational stories, and poignant reflections to take you deeper into God’s Word.
We meet in the first classroom on the left when you enter the Church's Administrative Wing.
The Pilgrim Class continues the Wondering through the Bible. This is an in depth study done with humor and light refreshments. We have breakfast every 5th Sunday. Everyone is welcome and there is no age requirement.
We meet down the hall from Fellowship Hall.
"The Real Heaven--What the Bible Actually Says... What comes to your mind when you think about Heaven? Clouds? Harps? Angels? Singing? Now, honestly, does that really sound like a great way to spend eternity? The good news is, that is NOT what Heaven is like. And when you discover what really awaits you there, it will radically change your view of your future and of Heaven. In this 3 part series from Living on the Edge, Chip Ingram digs into Scripture to reveal what our heavenly home will be like, what we'll do there, what we'll experience and how we're to prepare for eternity today. Join the Seekers SS Class as we discover the amazing truth of what awaits us all in Heaven"
We meet in the classroom closest to Fellowship Hall
Don Schall and Luis Morales co-teach this class, which alternates studying and discussing writings from contemporary authors such as Adam Hamilton, Max Lucado, Robert Jeffers, David Jeremiah, and UMC Adult Bible Studies.
Do you want to discover the answer to life's most fundamental question: What on earth am I here for? Join us as we embark on a journey to find out, using Rick Warren’s The Purpose Driven Life. This study will help us understand why we are alive in God’s amazing plan for each one of us—both here and now, and for eternity. Knowing God’s purpose for creating us help reduce stress, focus energy, simplify decisions, give meaning to life, and most importantly, prepares us for eternity...books available.
Joins in the Old Narthex from 9:15-10:15am; conveniently set between the two services and just down the hall from the sanctuary. You will be glad you did.
We meet most Thursday evenings at 7:00pm, and we love to teach new people.
Our program has been in operation for over 22 years offering children appropriate play experiences which contribute to their physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual development in a safe and nurturing Christian atmosphere. We use the Pinnacle Early Childhood Curriculum which is faith-based.
Call Church Office (478) 953-3090 for details.
“Made with loving hands, praying that God’s love will cover and comfort you like a quilt”
We meet 1st & 3rd Mondays at 10:00am
Boy Scout Troop 400 meets on Monday from 7:00 - 8:30 pm and Cub Scout Pack 400 meets on Thursday from 7:00 - 8:00 PM.
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Senior Pastor Rev Dr Anthony McPhail