December 4, 2016
9:00 am Contemporary Service
Children’s activities are at
Prayers for Healing, Comfort and Strength
Dr. Frank Alegria
Rev. Alex Williams
Betsy Stelzer Lippens
PRESENCE AND GIFTS
Goal for 2017
147 pledges through 11/27/2016
ONLINE GIVING NOW AVAILABLE
Online giving, using a credit or debit card, is now available through the church website. Visit www.fumcd.com and click on the “Give Money” button.
GIFTS AND MEMORIALS
If you are interested in purchasing the flower arrangements in memory or honor of a special person, contact Melissa Schaller in the church office at 972.298.6121.
Visit Our Library
Open on Sunday mornings beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Wishful Thinking: A Seeker’s ABC by Frederick Buechner (230 Bue)
Gifts for Angels From Central Elementary
The gifts for Angels from Central Elementary School have been delivered. The deadline to bring your gifts is this Sunday, December 4. Please wrap your gifts and attach the tag that you were given with the number of the child so that they will be given to the proper child. The remainder of the gifts will be delivered next week.
Thanks for making this such a special time for children who would otherwise be unable to enjoy Christmas gifts.
Bishop McKee to Speak at ACCESS
We encourage you to meet and hear Bishop McKee.
Christmas Gala Concert
Saturday, December 10
7:00-7:45 pm Dinner in Aldersgate
7:45-8:30 pm Concert featuring
Tickets on Sale in the Narthex and church office.
Tables for the Christmas Gala concert are on sale for $200 per table. Each table seats 7 people. There are two premium tables (the front of the top section, against the railing) for $250.
Single tickets are $25 dollars, and are available from members of the Youth Choir before and after all services, or from the church office.
The last day to buy tickets is December 5th.
Christmas Candlelight Service
6:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
8:00 p.m. in Aldersgate
10:00 p.m. in the Sanctuary
United Methodist Women
The United Methodist Women will have the December Christmas Meeting on Sunday, December 4th. The meeting will be in the church parlor at 3 p.m. and will include a memorial service and a Christmas program. Mission Recognition Awards will be presented and officers for 2017 will be installed. All women of the church are invited to attend.
First Sunday of Advent
The first Sunday of Advent the Amundson family lit the Candle of Hope.
Poinsettias on Sale
Purchase a poinsettia in honor or memory of a loved one and be a part of the decoration of our beautiful sanctuary. They may be picked up after any Christmas Eve Service.
Make checks payable to the Homebuilders SS Class
FUMCD Christmas Calendar
Saturday, December 10—Christmas Gala Concert
Sunday, December 18—One Service at 10:30 Children’s Program “The Small One”
Saturday, December 24—Christmas Eve Candlelight Services at 6, 8, and 10 pm
Sunday, December 25—One Service at 10:30
Sunday, January 1—One Service at 10:30
Children’s Advent Activity
Bridget Maloney, Director of Children’s Ministries, invited parents of our children to participate in making an Advent activity each Sunday during Advent. This last Sunday each family had a wooden cube, paints, brush, star and different stones. They painted and decorated each cube. On the back they glued a clothes pin and Bridget had printed 25 Advent activities that could be done as a family. They chose one and clipped it on the cube. All children’s parents are invited upstairs in Wesley at 10am to see what the next Advent Activity will be.
Christmas Boxes for The Bridge