Hi Everyone! November 30, 2023
The big news this week is the Winter Festival! Lots of folks have been working really hard on this event. It always shows how well we work together and I love that! If you aren’t able to volunteer to help, here’s something you can do. Invite people to come eat, see the nativity scenes, shop, buy raffle tickets, play bingo and bid on the silent auction items. Please come with them!
We decorated the church last Sunday and it looks so beautiful! Lots of people stayed and helped so it went up pretty fast.
If you are bringing baked goods to the Winter Festival, please get them to the church before 5 p.m. on Friday. The church will be open all afternoon. Call me on my cell if you want to make sure the church is unlocked.
So that you can make plans, our Christmas service schedule looks like this: Since Christmas Eve is on Sunday this year, we will have our regular service at 11:00 a.m. and our candlelight service at 6:00 p.m. Then on Christmas morning, a Monday, we will have a short Christmas Day service at 11:00 a.m. This one will be very casual. In fact, wear your pajamas if you want! I know our pastor will!
Here's some good news… our very own Sharon Wada has been chosen as the Grand Marshall for the Winter Wonderland Parade in Ontario this year! That’s quite an honor. Congrats Sharon!
The good news for Carmen’s cousin Tory is that he was able to go home recently and will recover in his own home. We will continue to pray for Tory. He and his wife appreciate our prayers.
Monday Morning Coffee with the Pastor will resume this coming Monday at Bordertown Coffee in Gayway Junction from 9-12. Go visit with our pastor and she’ll even buy your coffee!
I received an email today from the Sage District letting us know that Don Essinger from Fruitland UMC just received a cancer diagnosis. Please keep Don and Letha and their family in your prayers.
Our bishop, Cedrick Bridgeforth’s mother, Doris passed away recently. Please keep our bishop and his family in your prayers.
We have some prayer requests. Please keep these folks on your prayer list: Lis Williamson, Debra Street, the Stephan Family, Jim Warzyn, Shannon Osborn, Olivia Bybee, Josh, Bob Maynard, and Larry and Irene Jeffries.
We hope to see everyone at church this December. Let’s fill up the pews!
I’ll see you at the Winter Festival this Friday!
We hope to see you on Friday and Sunday! See you soon.