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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)

9am-noon: UMW Christmas Wreath “Cash & Carry” sale, Homer Hall

After each worship service: Heifer Project table in Homer Hall

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

4:30 pm:  Patrol Leader Council meeting, Homer Hall

Monday (12/4)

6 pm: Boy Scouts rehearsal, nursery room

6:30 pm: Cub Scouts, Faith Hall

7 pm: Boy Scouts, Homer Hall

7 pm: Bible Study, Loung

Tuesday (12/5)           

9 am: Bone Builders, Faith Hall

9:45 am: Quilt Guild meeting, Conference Room

10:15 am: Bible Study, FUMC Lounge

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

6 pm: UMW Annual Holiday Social at the home of Marcia Lee

7 pm: Girl Scouts, Homer Hall

7 pm: Venture Crew, Faith Hall

Wednesday (12/6)

6:30 pm: Girl Scouts, Homer Hall

Thursday (12/7)

9 am: Bone Builders, Faith Hall

7:30 pm: Choir Rehearsal

Saturday (12/9)

9 am – 3 pm: Christmas Shopping & Gift Wrapping, Homer Hall

Sunday (12/10)          

Second Sunday of Advent, Communion

  • Scripture Lesson: 2nd Peter 3:8-15a
  • Sermon: “The Great Wait”

9:15-10:15 am: Christian Education

  • Sunday School (Pre-K – 12th grade)
  • Adult Forum (Homer Hall), featuring Christmas stories with Marcia Lee
  • Wired Word (Lounge)
  • Parent Coffee (Conference Room)

9am-noon: UMW Christmas Wreath “Cash & Carry” sale, Homer Hall

After each worship service: Heifer Project table in Homer Hall

After Worship:  Mystery Lunch Bunch

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

6:30 pm: Court of Honor/Boy Scouts, Homer Hall & Sanctuary

 

Christmas Calendar Notes:

  • Dec. 3: Annual Community Service of Lessons & Carols
  • 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.

UMW CHRISTMAS WREATHS: The UMW is selling 20-inch balsam fir wreaths. Each wreath will be decorated with a red ribbon and some will also include pine cone decorations. It is up to you which wreath you choose during UMW’s “CASH & CARRY SALE.” The cost is $20 each (please make checks payable to “UMW”). All proceeds will go toward funding missions and camperships to benefit women and children locally and across the world.

Wreaths will be available for cash and carry purchase this Sunday, December 3rd and Sunday, December 10th from 9 am-noon in the church narthex and in Homer Hall. Not available these two Sundays? No worries – BEFORE December 2nd write down your name, delivery address, and phone number, along with the number of wreaths you want, the amount and your check number. Put it with full payment in a sealed envelope marked “UMW Wreath Sale” and give it to Marcia Lee or Lauretta O’Connor, or put it in the UMW mailbox at church. If you have any questions, call the church office. Thank you!

HEIFER PROJECT: Consider an “alternative” Christmas gift for that hard-to-buy-for relative or friend. Stop at the Heifer Project table in Homer Hall after Worship this Sunday, December 3rd or next Sunday, December 10th to make your selection and help hungry families in the U.S. and around the world. Cards will be available for you to give/send to those you have honored with these gifts of hope and love. Checks should be made out to FUMC with the notation “Heifer Project” in the lower left corner.

WE’RE LOOKING FOR CHRISTMAS SHOPPERS! We are shopping on Saturday Dec 9th for 125 students from 4 different school districts and 50 families for food and gift certificates. We need help! Please join us at 9 am on December 9th in Homer Hall. Bring $3.00 per person for pizza for lunch if you are staying to eat and wrap after shopping at Target at 9:30 am. ~Jane Aliberto

THE NEXT “MYSTERY LUNCH” will be after the second service on December 10th. 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: 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 next gathering will be Tuesday, Dec. 12th.