Friday, November 2, 2012

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday is a special Sunday. We will use our time together to remember and celebrate All Saints' Day and those people within our church family, those saints, that have passed on in this last year. We will also celebrate the Sacrament of Holy Communion as we remember the gift Christ gave to each of us, a gift our saints knew very well. During the sermon time, we will look to the importance of understanding that the Kingdom of God is not only a future hope but a present reality. Bring a friend and I hope to see you all there!

2. Daylight Savings Time - This Saturday before you go to bed do not forget to set your clocks back an hour. Enjoy the extra rest!

3. Church Wide Thanksgiving Dinner - We are going to try something new this year at our Thanksgiving Dinner and I need everyone's help. I would like to create a slide show to play on the projector, that is full of pictures from the lives of each you, showing something you are thankful for from this past year. It can be a picture of the new addition to the family, a picture from an incredible trip, a wonderful milestone or party you had, or any other reminder of how you have experienced the feelings of thanksgiving this year. If you would email those to me, or lend it to me to scan, along with a brief caption about the picture, I can put those together to share with everyone in attendance. If you have any questions please call the office at 629-5688 or email me by clicking here.

4. Christmas Gift Cards - If you normally buy gift cards for the holidays I want to invite you to consider buying them through the church this year. This is an excellent way for you to buy those cards for your loved ones and allow the church to raise extra funds, all at the same time. In order to guarantee delivery by the 25th, your order must be in by noon, on 12/10. For a full listing of all participating vendors you can contact Carole in the church office.

5. Upcoming Dates - There are several events coming up that I wanted to share with you.
  • Block Party - Tomrrow, Saturday, November 3rd, 2-5pm, here at the church. This is our chance to say thank you to the community for all of their support of the Pumpkin Patch and just to love on them a bit. So be sure to come on out and help us out!
  • Charge Conference - Monday, November 5th, 6:30pm, at First UMC, Ocala. 
  • Thanksgiving Dinner - On Friday, November 16th at 6pm, here at the church. Sign-up sheets are at the Connection Station.

Have a GREAT weekend and I will see you tomorrow!

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