Friday, November 29, 2013

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This Sunday, December 1st, we will celebrate Hanging of the Greens during worship. Come and watch as we take an empty and bare sanctuary, and with your help, transform it into a beautiful Advent wonderland. We will place greenery, wreaths, Christmas trees, chrismons, and all sorts of other decorations. We will read Scripture, sing hymns, and offer prayers as we prepare ourselves for the coming of the Christ Child. I hope you will make plans to attend. Invite a friend and we hope to see you all there.

2. New Bible Study - Beginning December 5th, I will offer an Advent study entitled, Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam. This study, by Rev. James Moore, will help us answer the question: Which will you choose this year, Bethlehem or bedlam. Rev. Moore feels that we do not have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of confusion. God breaks into the confusion and is made known in Jesus Christ.

I hope you will makes plans to attend as we walk through ways to see Christ in the midst of this season, as together we choose Bethlehem in the midst of bedlam. The class will be offered twice a day at 11 A.M. and 7 P.M., on December 5th, 12th, and 19th, in the Fellowship Hall. For more information and to register, please click here. I hope to see you there. Below is a trailer for the new study.

3. Christmas Cantata - This year our choir is combining with the choir of Belleview UMC to put on a joint Christmas Cantata. There will be several performances to give you an opportunity to be a part of this special event. First, at 2 P.M. on Saturday, December 7th they will perform at Belleview UMC. Then at 2 P.M. on Sunday, December 8th they will perform here at Druid Hills UMC. There will be a love offering taken at our service with all the proceeds going to our Advent Conspiracy Challenge. Invite a friend and I hope you will make plans to attend.

4. Church Wedding - We are having a wedding! On Saturday, December 7th, at 3 P.M., Felix Martinez and Deborah Burch are getting married and you are invited. They want to extend an invitation to the entire church family to come and be a part of this special occasion. I hope you will be able to come and show your love and support to these two and they join their lives together in the sight of God.

5. Blue Christmas - This time of year is intended to be full of hope and joy. It is intended to be a time to celebrate and experience the love of Christ and family. However; for those that have lost someone to death, it can be a time of great sorrow and grief. On Sunday, December 15th, at 12:15pm, we are going to gather for a Blue Christmas service in our Sanctuary. This service is one of remembrance and hope where we will acknowledge our grief, but also the hope that comes from God’s constant presence. I pray you will join us for this time of worship and that you will benefit from the bond it will provide.

Advent Conspiracy Update - WE ARE OVER HALF WAY THERE!! The first half of our challenge has been met and we have a little over seven weeks left to raise the rest. Thank you so much for your faithfulness in helping to truly change the life of another. If you would like more information about this challenge and the charities that will be supported with the proceeds, please visit our website by clicking here.

See you Sunday!

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