THIS SUNDAY IN WORSHIP
We hope you will join us on Sunday, December 19th as we worship through the Word and song. Please join us in sharing the Christmas story in this special way.
The Missions Committee and Children and Youth Ministries would like to thank everyone for your love and generosity in adopting ALL our angels. Because you care, children who may not have had “Christmas” will share in that joy. Now that the angels have been adopted, you are invited to bring adult sized gloves, toboggans, and scarves to decorate the tree or blankets to place under the tree. These will be given to Humble Hearts ministry for distribution to the homeless.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
We hope you and your families will join us for special services on Christmas Eve, December 24th as we celebrate the coming birth of Christ. We will have 3 services as follows:
5:00PM: A children and family friendly service
8:00PM: A service of celebration and candlelight
11:00PM: A service of celebration and candlelight
Please note: The nursery will be available at the 8:00pm service only.
CHRISTMAS EVE OFFERING
Every year the Administrative Board designates a special offering be collected at the Christmas Eve Worship Services for missions. In recent years we have designated the Hearts and Hope Foundation, a project near and dear to our hearts as the primary recipient of these special offerings. This year however, the directors of Hearts and Hope have asked us to focus on another worthy cause to support as they are so grateful for our support but feel it is time to lend our support elsewhere.
At the Administrative Board Meeting on November 16, 2021, it was decided the offering this year would be divided between two mission projects that have been an integral part of our church and outreach to those in need within our community. The two mission projects to receive funds this year are Humble Hearts Mobile Missions ministry for the homeless led by Johnny and May Barber, and the Christian Food Pantry of Sherrills Ford housed at Hopewell UMC. All contributions collected Christmas Eve will go to these two worthy local mission projects.
The new Upper Rooms for January/February are here and available in the Narthex and outside the church office.
SPECIAL OFFERING – TORNADO RELIEF
United Methodist Churches in the Western NC Conference are encouraged to participate in a Special Sunday Offering on December 19th to support relief efforts following the destruction caused by the tornado outbreaks during the weekend of December 11, 2021.
The damage from these storms has been extensive and United
Methodist Churches in these areas are already responding to the many needs of their communities as search and rescue continues and recovery efforts will soon begin.
Funds collected through this weekend's special offering will be
presented as a gift from the Western North Carolina Conference to the affected conferences in the Southeastern Jurisdiction to aid the disaster response endeavors in their communities. It is our prayer that those impacted by these catastrophic storms will be blessed by the generosity, prayers, and support of our connection through the Western North Carolina Conference.
Donations collected for this Special Sunday Offering can be submitted online at: https://wnc-reg.brtapp.com/HurricaneReliefDonations2018 OR if you prefer to pay by check, make checks payable to WNCC Treasuer, note "Special Offering: Tornado Relief" in the memo line, and mail to:
Western North Carolina Conference
P.O. Box 2757
Huntersville, NC 28070-2757
Attn: Carol Bateman
ON THE CALENDAR
Sunday, December 19
8:30am Early Worship Service
9:45am Sunday School
11:00am Late Worship Service
12:30pm CLC Reserved
4:30pm MtP Youth
Monday, December 20
12:00pm Circle #1
6:00pm Travel Ball Team Practice
Tuesday, December 21
6:30pm Faithful Advent Study
7:00pm Boy Scouts
Wednesday, December 22
9:30am Prayer Team
6:00pm Bells of Praise
7:00pm Chancel Choir
Thursday, December 23
6:00pm Travel Ball Team Practice
Friday, December 24
5:00pm Family Friendly Christmas Eve Worship
8:00pm A Service of Celebration, Communion & Candlelight
11:00pm A Service of Celebration, Communion & Candlelight