MERRY CHRISTMAS! CHRIST IS BORN!
Upward Help Needed • We still need volunteers to be coaches, assistant coaches, referees, timekeepers, and other game day volunteers. These are NOT positions that require skilled knowledge of the game of basketball. Upward provides a book that teaches everything you need to know and do to be a volunteer. Please contact Ed Towle, firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Year’s Day Worship • We will have only one morning service next week in the Sanctuary at 10:00 a.m.
Your designated Christmas offering this year will be split between a preschool remodeling project with our mission partnership in the community of Yakalwas in Nicaragua and locally with UK and EKU Wesley Foundations. Contributions to the Christmas offering must either be in a Christmas envelope or you need to note “Christmas Offering” in the memo section of your check.
Church Office Holiday Hours
Please note that the church office will be closed on December 26, 27, and 28. It will also be closed on December 30 and January 2.
With the end of the year fast approaching, please consider your year-end giving to the 2016 Ministry Budget. To be eligible to be claimed as tax deductions for 2016, all donations must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2016.
United Methodist Women • Esther Circle Meeting • Tuesday, January 3 at 6:00 p.m. • Joy McPherson will be speaking to us about her year in Uganda. Come and join us to hear about her year of adventure. As always refreshments will be served. Come bring a friend and start the new year joyously.
Women’s Bible Study Beginning
All Women are invited to join in a nine week study of the book “The Gospel of Mark” by Lisa Harper beginning January 11, 2017. We will meet in Room 126 from 10:00-12:00 on Wednesday mornings. Call 309-2082 to reserve your book for $10 and leave your name.
Too Busy Not to Pray • You are invited to a four-week study on prayer facilitated by Chuck and Sue Lord using Bill Hybels’ Too Busy Not To Pray book on Sunday evenings from 5:30-7:00 beginning January 29. Childcare for 5th grade and under available upon request. Please let us know if you plan to attend, so we can order a book for you ($12.00).