DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Isaiah 7:10-17 Wed. – Isaiah 40:1-11, 28-31 Fri. – Isaiah 9:1-7
Tues. – Matthew 1:18-25 Thur. – Ezekiel 34:11-16 Sat. – Philippians 4:4-9
Today: December 20, 2015
5:00 p.m. Shelter Meal
Fair Trade Sales after each service outside Fellowship Hall
This Week: December 21 – 26, 2015
Mon 7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
Tues 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Books Every Christian Should Know Room 125
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
10:30 a.m. Bible Study for Health Room 226
7:00 p.m. Blue Christmas Worship Service Sanctuary
Thur CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
6:30 p.m. Family Christmas Eve Service Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Sanctuary
8:30 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion Sanctuary
11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service with Communion Sanctuary
Fri CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED FOR CHRISTMAS
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
Mark Your Calendar
Thur, Dec 31 7:00 p.m. Watch Night Service Sanctuary
Sat, Jan 3 9:00 a.m. UMW Epiphany Brunch Fellowship Hall
Warm Nights will be here starting TODAY through Sunday, December 27 in Fellowship Hall. Please check the red Sign Up Book in the narthex to see what is needed and add your name. Helping the homeless during this time of the year is what Jesus would want us to do. Contact Pat Clunies.
The Church Office will be open for limited periods of time the week of December 28 – January 1. Please call ahead to make sure that someone will be in the office. Normal Office Hours will resume on Monday, January 4 beginning at 9:00 a.m.
The Tuesday morning Bible Study and Angel Gang will NOT meet on December 29. They will resume on Tuesday, January 5 in Room 126.
There will be NO Sunday School classes next Sunday, December 27 as a gift to our teachers.
You’re Invited! – THIS Tuesday, December 22 at 7:00 p.m., Room 125, Isaac’s Class “Books Every Christian Should Know” invites you to join them for a discussion of Christmas Carols. The class will bring the text of their favorite carol and share their insights. Bring your own favorite carol or just come and listen! All are welcome!
Five Marks of a Methodist Class begins Sunday, January 3, 9:45 a.m. in room 224. United Methodists Love God, Rejoice in God, Give Thanks, Pray Always and Love Others. Join us beginning January 3 through February 7 for a discussion of these five identifiers John Wesley set forth. A wonderful book by Steve Harper ($6) guides us and will be available at the introductory session. Facilitated by Carl Long. Hope to see you there!
Christmas Program – Thank you to everyone who worked together to make the Christmas Program, “God’s Greatest Gift,” and the Church wide Potluck a success. Your dedication and commitment helped tell and celebrate the Christmas story of God’s love for everyone!
Giving Envelopes for 2016 will be available in the Parlor TODAY, then available in the church office until December 31. If you do not currently have envelopes and would like to receive a box, please stop by the table.
A FINANCIAL REMINDER: As you make your year-end contributions, please remember that checks must be received at the church by December 30, 2015. If received after that date, they will be credited in 2016 (regardless of the date on them).