Friday, December 16, 2011

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series – This week will continue our Advent preaching series looking at the Christmas story through the eyes of Mary. Two weeks ago we looked at Mary and the wonderful example of faith she provided in the midst of a very unique time. This week we will focus on the journey she took with Joseph, from Nazareth to Bethlehem, just prior to Jesus' birth and the encouragement, perseverance, and hope that we can glean from their experience. Bring a friend and I look forward to seeing you there!

2. Bible Study - This next week we will conclude our Bible Study series entitled, The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem. I invite you to come join us, on this DVD study, as we finish our journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. Once again, we will join Adam Hamilton on his travels through these locations to rediscover the birth of Christ. We are looking at historical information, archaeological data, as well as some of the personal stories surrounding the birth. I am sure the most amazing moment in history will become more real and heart-felt as you join us and we walk along this road together.

The class will meet this Thursday December 22nd, at two different times: 10:00am and 7:00pm, in the Fellowship Hall. The cost is free and it is never too late to join. I know you will be changed by this series and I would love to see you there!

3. Christmas Services - This year, Christmas Eve falls on a Saturday. Therefore, after much discussion, internally and with other churches, the Worship Committee has decided to combine our Christmas Eve and Christmas Day services into one service to be held, Saturday, December 24 at 6 pm. We look forward to seeing all of you at the Saturday evening service and pray you will be moved by its music and its message.

4. Donation Request - We received the following request from the Marion County Juvenile Detention Center. If you have any of these items and would like to donate them to this cause, please drop them by the church office and we will make sure they get delivered.

Hello folks!

We have always depended on our Client Welfare money to support our behavior management and other activities with youth. That fund is now almost dry. Therefore, we are seeking donations of:
  • Any Christmas decorations you may be throwing away or getting rid of this year…we can store them till next year.
  • Any scrapbooking supplies, paper, glitter, etc. that you might be getting rid of.
  • Donations of games, journals, poster board, writing paper, envelopes, etc.
  • Donations of basketballs

Thank you all for your consideration!

5. Christmas Drive-Thru - Belleview UMC is hosting their annual Christmas gift to the community; their Christmas Drive-Thru.  It is a Live Nativity of six scenes that you can drive through. It will run from December 15-17 (Thurs-Sat) from 7-9pm each night. I encourage you to invite your friends, family and neighbors and go on out and experience the Nativity.

Have a great weekend!

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