DAILY SCRIPTURE READINGS
Mon. – Luke 1:5-25, 57-80 Wed. – Matthew 3:1-12 Fri. – John 1:6-34
Tues. – Matthew 4:1-6; 28:18-20 Thur. – Isaiah 62 Sat. – Mark 1:1-8
Today: December 4, 2016
10:20 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Rehearsal Sanctuary
6:30 p.m. UMYF (See Parish Note below) Room 226
Fair Trade Sales after services in Fellowship Hall
Boy Scout Wreath Pick-up after services by Fellowship Hall
This Week: December 5 – 10, 2016
Mon 9:15 a.m. Acts of Apostles: Into the World Room 222
9:30 a.m. Merry Methodists (M&Ms) Room 223
7:00 p.m. Acts of Apostles: Into the World Room 222
7:00 p.m. Gloria Ringers Room 124
Tue 9:45 a.m. Bible Study & 11:00 a.m. Angel Gang Room 126
7:00 p.m. Board of Trustees Room 125
7:00 p.m. Membership Team Room 126
Wed 9:00 a.m. Men’s Breakfast at Rip’s in Bowie
10:30 a.m. Bible Study for Health Room 125
6:00 p.m. Christmas Stocking Set-Up Fellowship Hall
7:00 p.m. Simple Prayer Sanctuary
Thur 9:00 a.m. Christmas Stocking Stuffing Fellowship Hall
9:15 a.m. Christian Believer Room 126
7:00 p.m. Chancel Choir & 8:30 p.m. SpiritMove Room 124
Sat 9:00 a.m. Altar Guild Work Day Sanctuary
10:00 a.m. Theatre Troupe Tryouts Room 124
2:30 p.m. Christmas Program Rehearsal Sanctuary
4:00 p.m. Parents’ Night Out Sanctuary
6:00 p.m. Koinonia Circle at the home of Mary McClurg
Mark Your Calendar
Sun., Dec. 11 11:00 a.m. Children’s Christmas Program Sanctuary
Sun., Dec. 11 12:00 p.m. Churchwide Christmas Potluck Fellowship Hall
Tues., Dec. 13 7:30 p.m. Boy Scout Christmas Program Sanctuary
ADVENT MEDITATION BOOKLETS are available on the table in the narthex.
Holiday Items Due Back TODAY!
- UNWRAPPED gift for Bowie Food Pantry
- WRAPPED gifts for Christmas Stockings
REMINDER: Christmas greenery delivery from Boy Scout Troop 1249 will be in front of Fellowship Hall TODAY, after both services. For more information, please call Matt McGowan.
CHRISTMAS FAIR TRADE SALE TODAY – Our largest Fair Trade of the year! Shop for beautiful handicrafts from around the world – jewelry, scarves, Christmas ornaments, nativity sets, home décor; as well as your favorite chocolate, coffee, tea, olive oil and much more.
HOLIDAY FOOD BASKETS – Donations Needed by Sunday, December 11 are French-fried onions, boxes of hot cocoa and cider packets, pancake mix and syrup. Place all items in the grocery cart in the coatroom.
CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS – Deadline to order is THIS Wednesday, December 7. Contact Sharon Heidenreich at 301-262-1408 with questions.
CHILDREN AND YOUTH
YOUTH GROUP (6:30 – 8:15 p.m.) – Tonight we will go shopping and then wrap gifts for the Warm Nights guests. Bring $10 to help contribute to the cost of gifts. Come ready to shop and wrap!
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM Dress Rehearsal THIS Saturday, December 10 from 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary. If your child/youth is participating but unable to attend the rehearsal, please let Chelsea know.
PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT, Saturday, December 10, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Children will begin in the Sanctuary to help decorate the Christmas tree, move to Fellowship Hall for dinner and a few games and end the evening upstairs with a movie. Children participating in the Christmas Program are invited to stay after rehearsal. All other children may be dropped off at 4:00 p.m.
CHURCH WIDE CHRISTMAS POTLUCK following the Children’s Christmas Program next Sunday, December 11, at 11:00 a.m. Bring a dish to share. Ham and drinks will be provided. Come share a meal as a church family as we celebrate the hard work of the children and youth participating in the Christmas Program. All are welcome!
CHOIRMASTER’S OPEN HOUSE – Sunday, December 18, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Isaac and Jeff, with the permission of the three greyhounds, invite you to their home for a bit of food and fellowship. Come celebrate the Christmas season, Isaac’s birthday and anything else you’d like to be festive about! All are welcome!
BOY SCOUT TROOP 1249 Annual Christmas Carol Service, Tuesday, December 13, 7:30 p.m. in the Sanctuary. Join with family and friends in singing traditional carols and hear the Christmas story read by the Boy Scouts. This is a great way to break from your hectic schedule and spend a few minutes reflecting on the true meaning of the season.