IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
RECOVERING AT HOME: Maxine Lister, Bob Hutzell, Lela Todd, and Ruth Willis.
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Rita Hayes, Bob Jahner, Thurman Floyd, Maxine Harrison, Betty McLaughlin, Dorothy Porter, Mary Durham, and our service people and their families.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
SUNDAY is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning Christian new year and our preparation season for the birth of Jesus, God incarnate, at Christmas. This year again we have for your spiritual practice Advent Devotionals from the Society of Saint Andrews. They can be picked up in the west entry area between the sanctuary and the church office.
SUNDAY is UM Student Day. United Methodist Student Day supports United Methodist scholarships and the United Methodist Student Loan Fund.
THIS WEEKEND IS HEIFER PROJECT COLLECTION
Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self reliance and hope. A special collection is taken the fourth weekend of every month.
Alter flowers for the weekend of November 21st were given by Lana Rankin and her sisters in memory of their parents, Louise and LaVerne Rankin.
NEW THIS WEEK!
The Harvest Dinner was a great success, serving well over 225 people and raising $700 for Montgomery Street Preschool. The funds will provide several scholarships and needed supplies for the children. The school must be privately funded because Montgomery Street Preschool is a non-denominational faith based curriculum for students from 2 to5 years of age.
NEW CARILLON SYSTEM
If you were in church Sunday or have been around the square during Living Windows or just downtown recently you might have noticed some music playing at noon and five o’clock each day. The bells are also tolling on the hour and half hour from nine to seven each day. The First United Methodist Church will be providing the music and bell tolling for the enjoyment of the church family and the community. In the past the church bell tower played hourly. J.L. Collins purchased the first tape system way back when, but it has been broken for a long time. Thanks to the generosity of our congregation donating to the new sound system and Memorial funds left over, the church was able to purchase a new carillon system. Christmas music will begin playing on December 15th. If the community is interested, we have the option of providing more music at different times of the day during the Christmas season. We will also have the option of playing the bells inside the church once installation is completed.
SPECIAL THANSGIVING OFFERING
To date, $787 has been received for the special Thanksgiving offering.
SPECIAL CHURCH COUNCIL MEETING
There will be a special church council meeting on December 12th at 11:50a following second church service to take action on the 2011 budget.
F.U.N. PLANNING MEETING A meeting for all church members interested in outreach ministries through the Fellowship Uniting Neighbors will be meeting following 2nd services on Sunday Dec. 5th at 11:45 in WFH. Lunch will be provided. We will be reviewing past activities and planning outreach church activities for 2011. This meeting is to gather new ideas with no commitments. If you have any new ideas or projects to reach out to our neighbors - jot them down– bring to the meeting and invite possible new members.
SALVATION ARMY BELL
Signup sheets are available in
the main entry or contact
Merna Furney at 842-3072 if
you would like to sign up for
LECTIONARY: December 4-5
Isa. 11:1-10 Ps. 72:1-7 18-19 Rom. 15:4-13 Matt. 3:1-12
Worship attendance: 201
Sunday November 28, 2010
UM STUDENT DAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
9:45-10:30a New Member Class –
Monday November 29, 2010
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING POINSETTIAS
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
Tuesday November30, 2010
7:00a Early Birds— Hardee’s
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts
7:00p Junior Optimist – YR
Wednesday December 1, 2010
Noon Wings – Conf Room
4:30p Girl Scouts
5:30p Sound Training
5:45p Bell Choir Practice
Thursday December 2, 2010
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
Friday December 3, 2010
7:00p Brian Hanson Concert
Saturday December 4, 2010
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday December 5, 2010
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
9:45-10:30a New Member Class - Library
11:45A F.U.N. Planning Mtg – WFH
6:30-8:00p Confirmation Class – EFH
We welcome you and invite you to participate in all activities of the church. Listed are all of the events taking place in our church this week. We realize that newcomers may not be familiar with all the programs or people of the church so for explanations and more complete descriptions we encourage you to visit our website at, www.kifumc.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 641-842-3712.
We are family friendly with a well equipped nursery, a full play room, and bathroom for your use. Please feel free to use our family oriented nursery. These areas are sound proof from the sanctuary, but you can turn on the speakers and hear the service if you would like. Large print bulletins are available for the 8:30 service.
Assisting with Services: Liturgist: Bonnie Crook & Praise Band
LIGHTING OF THE ADVENT WREATH:
Saturday – Shirley and Brenton Trabert
8:30 – Larry and RoseAnn Rowley
10:45 – Diane, Emily and Kate Redden
Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Kevin Crawford, Marion Friday, Benny Mott, Chick Rankin, Timothy Shepherd, and Jonathan Wilson
10:45 – Barb and Joel Johnson and Joyce Gillaspie
8:30 – Judy Paulsen
10:45 – Elmer and Evelyn Pearson
8:30 – Marvin and Joyce Brooks
8:30 – Merna Furney and George Werts
8:30 – Francis Kirkwood