Announcements for December 23, 2018

Christ­mas Eve Wor­ship

5 pm Children’s Pageant

7 pm Can­dle­light Wor­ship

9 pm Can­dle­light Wor­ship

11 pm Wor­ship & Holy Com­mu­nion

 

Christ­mas movie — today at 1:30 pm

All are invit­ed to view the film The Fourth Wise­man, star­ring Mar­tin Sheen and Alan Arkin. It tells the fic­tion­al sto­ry of a Magi named Arta­ban who inspired his col­leagues to search for the Christ Child. He missed the birth yet dis­cov­ered the Sav­ior in his jour­ney. 

UMW col­lects Gifts for Baby Jesus 

The Unit­ed Methodist Women’s group is col­lect­ing baby items to give to the Teen MOPS (moth­ers of preschool­ers) group that meets in our build­ing. A list of items need­ed is post­ed on a col­lec­tion box in the foy­er. Dona­tions will be col­lect­ed through­out Advent, con­clud­ing on Christ­mas Day. 

Through the Bible study resumes Jan­u­ary 7

The ongo­ing study group meets Mon­days at 1 pm. It will
not meet Decem­ber 24 or 31; it will resume on Jan­u­ary 7.

Delta Son­ic car wash coupons for sale!

For gift-giv­ing and win­ter dri­ving. Lim­it­ed num­ber. Buy
one for $5, get one FREE. Coupons are good for 2 months.

Senior Min­istries plans 2019 events

Our 2018 events have come to a close. Check our table for pic­tures of our last two events: Elf the Musi­cal at Syra­cuse Stage and our Christ­mas Lun­cheon. Copies of our 2019 sched­ule of events are on the table. Pric­ing will not be avail­able until the end of Jan­u­ary for most events. The excep­tion are our two overnight trips. Cape May is sold out but there is still space avail­able on our trip to Lan­cast­er.

What does it mean to be a Methodist?

What do we believe that makes us dif­fer­ent from oth­er church­es? Begin­ning Jan­u­ary 6 and con­tin­u­ing for 7 weeks, mem­bers and inquir­ing mem­bers may join Pas­tor Homan
to explore the Unit­ed Methodist faith.

Alter­na­tive gifts sup­port Heifer 

Pick up a Heifer Inter­na­tion­al gift cat­a­log from the church Infor­ma­tion Cen­ter to see how you can make a Christ­mas gift in hon­or of loved ones that will sup­port peo­ple in need. Checks can be made out to Liv­er­pool First Unit­ed Methodist Church, with a note that the gift is for Heifer,
and placed in the offer­ing plate.

New devo­tion­al books avail­able

Pas­tor Homan offers the fol­low­ing books authored by
Stephen Skel­ton of Enter­tain­ment Min­istries. Avail­able at the infor­ma­tion cen­ter in the main cor­ri­dor.

The First Christ­mas in Amer­i­ca tells the sto­ry of when
Amer­i­ca had all but lost the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War. On Christ­mas Day 1776, Gen­er­al George Wash­ing­ton launched a last-chance effort. Through a series of events, God turned the tide for the Amer­i­can side. 

A Hap­py & Holy New Year pro­vides a bib­li­cal mod­el for cel­e­brat­ing. The Bible pro­vides a prece­dent for how to cel­e­brate the first day of the New Year. It also pro­vides instruc­tions for how to make res­o­lu­tions for bet­ter liv­ing. Learn about God’s will for your New Year.

 

2019 Offer­ing Envelopes Avail­able

After today’s ser­vice please stop in Fel­low­ship Hall to pick up your box of 2019 offer­ing envelopes. They are on a table next to the ele­va­tor door and are arranged in alapha­bet­i­cal order by last name. If you do not have a box and wish to use them, please con­tact the church at 315–457-5180.