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Sunday (11/26)

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE at 9:30 am      

Christ the King Sunday

  • Scripture Lesson: Matthew 25: 31-46
  • Sermon: “Live it or Leave it”

After worship: Hanging of the Greens

Monday (11/27)

6:30 pm: Cub Scouts, Faith Hall

7 pm: Boy Scouts, Homer Hall

7 pm: Bible Study, Lounge

Tuesday (11/28)              

9 am: Bone Builders, Faith Hall

10:15 am: Bible Study, FUMC Lounge

10:15 am: Bible Study, Media Room at Fayetteville Towne Resort Lifestyle Community

7 pm: Venture Crew, Faith Hall

Wednesday (11/29)

6:30 pm: Girl Scouts, Homer Hall

Thursday (11/30)

9 am: Bone Builders, Faith Hall

Sunday (12/3)  

First Sunday of Advent, Communion

  • Scripture Lesson: Mark 13: 24-37
  • Sermon: “Faith in Focus”

9:15-10:15 am: Christian Education

  • Adult Forum (Homer Hall), featuring Christmas practices of FUMC members
  • Wired Word (Lounge)
  • Parent Coffee (Conference Room)

1:30 pm: Worship Service, Media Room at Fayetteville Towne Center Resort Lifestyle Community

 

Christmas Calendar Notes:

  • Dec. 3: Annual Community Service of Lessons & Carols (see below)
  • Dec. 24 & Dec. 31: Single Worship Services at 9:30 am
  • Christmas Eve Services at 7 pm and 9 pm

 

ANNUAL SERVICE of LESSONS & CAROLS: The Annual Service of Community Lessons and Carols will take place on December 3rd at 7 pm, hosted by Immaculate Conception Church in Fayetteville, with a combined choir of 125 voices, clergy from 12 local churches and 10 Celtic harps. For more information: 315-637-9846.

HEIFER PROJECT: What do water buffalo, chickens, sheep and tree saplings have in common? – They are among the many “alternative” Christmas gifts you can purchase to enable the hungry and poor around the world to become better nourished and to raise themselves out of poverty. Learn more by stopping by the Heifer Project International table in Homer Hall after each worship service on December 3rd and December 10th.

TECH VOLUNTEERS needed on December 3, 10 & 17 for the 10:30 service. Please contact the church office if you can help. The slides will be already prepared — all you have to do is follow the bulletin and click on the slide. It’s easy and a great help. Thank you!

THE NEXT “MYSTERY LUNCH” will be after the second service on December 10. Members and friends are cordially invited to join us as we dine together at an area restaurant — perhaps one new to you. Call the church office by Friday, Dec. 7, to make a reservation. (Car-pooling available.)

BACKPACK MINISTRY: Our November recipient is a woman, size large. December’s recipient is a man of medium build. It’s getting cold and winter things would be appreciated. Look for the backpack in the Narthex.

PRAYER SHAWL MINISTRY: The Prayer Shawl Ministry will not be meeting in November. The next gathering will be Tuesday, Dec. 12th.

OUTREACH NEWS: The Outreach Committee continues to collect returnable bottles and cans in the Narthex (or take them to FM Recyclables and credit Fayetteville United Methodist Church).

PLEDGE CARDS: If you haven’t had a chance to turn in your pledge card, please bring it in this Sunday, or mail it to Fayetteville UMC, 601 East Genesee St./PO Box 158, Fayetteville, NY 13066. Thank you!

AED TRAINING WITH JEFF JONES (Fayetteville Fire Dept.):  What is an AED? An automated external defibrillator (AED) is a lightweight, portable device that delivers an electric shock through the chest to the heart. The shock can potentially stop an irregular heart beat (arrhythmia) and allow a normal rhythm to resume following sudden cardiac arrest (SCA). SCA occurs when the heart malfunctions and stops beating unexpectedly. If not treated within minutes, it quickly leads to death. If you currently have taken training at FUMC on how to save a life, chances are that your card is out of date and you need to be retrained. If you have not been trained and would like to be trained, please contact the church office and share what time of the week is best for you.

THANK YOU!: Many thanks to almost 60 of you wonderful folks who helped to make the UMW Chicken & Biscuit Dinner such a success. Profit was $1,250 and has already been allocated for mission projects. Thanks to the callers, donators, food preparers, pie bakers, waiters/waitresses, cleaner-uppers and supporters. Special thanks to Jane Aliberto for the squash and to Scott Stumpf and the UMW for potatoes. Our ‘swan song’ was a smash hit! Thanks again, Marcia Lee