Entering a Season of Celebration for The Lord and His Blessings
This past week gave us all time to reflect and be thankful for everything we have including our family and friends. More importantly, we give thanks to God for all the blessings we have received and being there with us through times of difficulty and success.
Now, we focus on the true meaning of Christmas. It’s not in the presents, Santa, or nicely decorated trees. It comes from a shout to the whole world after many years of silence from God that a savior has come to provide a way to a relationship with Him through believing in His Son. This relationship comes at no cost to us and does not require rituals or sacrifices for it is through the sacrifice of His Son that our sins are forgiven. We only need to place God first in our lives and believe in the plan that he has not just for our salvation but for a life that is pleasing to him.
Wednesday Night Supper and Beginning Our Advent Study
This Wednesday, November 28th at 5:15pm, we will have a wonderful meal prepared by our HFUMC family including Roast Beef.
Afterward, at 6:00pm, Dr. Allen Stewart will begin our Advent Study based on
The Living Nativity – Preparing for Christmas with St. Francis by Larry Peacock.
We will start with Let’s Meet St. Francis of Assisi as our first topic.
2-3 copies of this book are available for purchase from the Church Office for $12.00 each. This book incorporates narrative, reflection, and prayer into daily meditations.
2018 Commitment Cards
Those who have not yet turned in their commitment cards can do so by placing them in the Offering Plate, mailing them, or bringing them by the Church Office.
Extra commitment cards are available in the Overflow Area, the Gathering Area, and the Church Office.
Christmas Supplies for Women of Whitworth
Molly Boyd is collecting supplies for the Women of Whitworth this Christmas. The following items are needed. Please make sure to follow the list instructions carefully as they must adhere to the security requirements of the facility.
Items may be brought to the back of the Sanctuary, a box in the Gathering Area, or the Church Office.
The deadline to bring items is this Friday, November 30th.
- Shampoo – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic bottles – no pumps)
- Conditioner – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic – no pump)
- Soap – bath size bar – deodorant or moisturizing (no liquids)
- Lotion – 10 oz. thru 16 oz. (plastic containers)
- Toothpaste – 6 oz. thru 8 oz. – plastic tube (no pumps)
- Toothbrush – No battery operated – individually wrapped
- Deodorant – 2.6 oz. thru 3 oz. Suave / Secret – plastic container only (no roll-on, glass or liquid)
- Socks – plain – white only
- Combs – Standard – No Pointed End (Rat Tail)
- Hairbands – (pony tail bands) Black only;
- Honey Buns – must be individually wrapped
- Individual Bags of Chips
- Peppermint – hard candy (individually wrapped)
- Black BIC* Ink Pens (no click pens)
- Notebooks – No wire bound
Sojourners Trip to Lights of Hope in Anderson, SC
Join the Sojourners for an early dinner at Golden Corral followed by a visit to the Lights of Hope in Anderson.
Cost is $15 per person. Reservations can be made by contacting Beau Swafford at the Church Office by December 10th.