After Hours Wednesday - December 13
5:15PM FELLOWSHIP SUPPER
Served in the Fellowship Hall $7 for adults and $5 for children ages 3 to 10 with a $24 family maximum. On the menu this week: Shepard's pie, salad and dessert. WILL YOU BE JOINING US FOR SUPPER?
Reservation deadline - Tuesdays at noon.
6:00PM FELLOWSHIP, WORSHIP & STUDIES
• ADVENT STUDY WITH PASTOR LYNN - Because of Bethlehem by Max Lucado. Held in the Fellowship Hall.
• MEN’S BIBLE STUDY - Facilitated by Chris Rizzo and held in room 12 (Generation Hope Classroom), will be studying Not a Fan by Kyle Idleman.
• WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY - Facilitated by Megan McClanahan and held in the Garden Room, will be studying Before Amen by Max Lucado.
• RISE LIFE (7TH - 12TH GRADE) - Held in the Youth Room.
• BRIDGE (4TH, 5TH & 6TH GRADE) - Meet in the K2 Room.
• KID’S KINGDOM (K - 3RD GRADE) - Meet in the K2 Room.
• NURSERY - Provided for ages 6 weeks to 4 years. 3 and 4 year olds participate in their own Bible lesson and activities. All nursery children meet in the 3 year old classroom.
2017 ADVENT SCHEDULE
CHRISTMAS FOR THE CHILDREN
Sunday, December 10 at 10:00 a.m. I One service only Sunday School at 9:00 a.m. Bring an unwrapped gift for a child (birth - 17 years old) Gifts will be donated to the Salvation Army
“THE STAR” Movie
Sunday, December 10 at 3:00 p.m. I Tinseltown
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Sunday, December 24 at 8:30, 9:30 & 10:50 a.m.
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION
Sunday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. I Fellowship Hall
CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT COMMUNION
Sunday, December 24 at 6:00 p.m. I Sanctuary
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will be having their Christmas Potluck and Sock Exchange today at 6:00 p.m. at the home of Regina Wilson. Bring an extra pair of socks to donate to the DeSiard Street Shelter.
BRIDGE TABLE CAPTAINS, don’t forget to call in your table reservation to Nannette Flowers by noon Monday, December 11 for our Wednesday, December 13 Bridge Day in the Friendship Classroom from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
50+ ADULTS trip to Natchez will be departing on Thursday, December 14 at 7:45 a.m. from the east parking lot for those who preregisterd.
MINISTRY OF H.O.P.E Christmas gifts, to be delivered to our homebound members, are located on the table across from the church receptionist desk. To be a part of this Congregational Care Ministry, contact Nannette White or Debbie McLemore.
CANASTA GROUP is not meeting in December. They will resume play on Monday, January 22.
COME WATCH “The Star: The story of the First Christmas” December 10 at 3:00 p.m. as a church at Tinseltown. Tickets are $7 and can be purchased after worship or from the church office.
PASTOR SHAWN will hold an informational meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Sunday, December 10, about our international mission to Chile scheduled for May 2018. Please stop by to find out more about our global work to strengthen the body of Christ.
OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY informational meeting will be held on Sunday, December 17 at 12:15 p.m. in the Garden Room. Please RSVP to Nannette Flowers at firstname.lastname@example.org as a light lunch will be served.
OWL SALSAS AND JELLIES are available for purchase at the table located by the church office door for your holiday gift giving. Jelly is $6 and salsa is $5 a jar. Proceeds benefit the United Methodist Children’s Home in Ruston.
BE A PART OF OUR SPIRITUAL JOURNEY TO EASTER! We are gathering devotions for a church wide devotional guide for this upcoming Lent. If you would like to contribute to this please contact Olivia Pruett at the church office.
FLOOD RELIEF UPDATE: Praise God for the $11,869 raised in order to help with flood relief over the last few months. Our half of the costs for the clean up buckets sent to UMCOR totaled $7650.45. We have $4218.55 remaining to send people into the mission field to bring the love and hope of Christ. Thank you for your faithfulness!
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PLACE A POINSETTIA in memory or in honor of someone or if you would like to make a donation to Christmas Beauty in honor or memory of someone, you may do so by stopping in the Great Hall and filling out an order form. Poinsettias are $10 each. Deadline to order is December 11.
INTERESTED IN JOINING FUMC MONROE? The first step to membership at FUMC Monroe is to attend First Connection. Call Linda in the church office & register. Childcare is provided upon request.
PICTORIAL DIRECTORIES ARE STILL AVAILABLE! If you haven’t picked yours up yet please stop by the church office to get your copy. If you would like a copy, but did not have your picture taken, they are $5 a piece.
TEXT-TO-GIVE IS NOW AVAILABLE! Text any amount to 84321 to give. You will be asked to set up a payment method and from that point forward, giving will be as simple as sending a text. For more info go to FUMCMONROELA.ORG/GIVE