DECEMBER 31-JANUARY 1 ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
HOSPICE: Alfred Jones (receiving hospice care at Park Lane Assisted Living).
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Marjorie Andrews, Jeff Kline, Joyce McCarty, Sally Synhorst, Thurman Floyd, Myra Ockerman (Doran and Cora VanRheenen’s great granddaughter), Phyllis Barnett, Betty Tonda, Alberta McMulin, Tom Tucker, service people and families.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
The United Methodist Church has an open communion. All are invited to join in the celebration of God’s love!
Neighbor Helping Neighbor
A special collection is taken the first weekend of every month. These funds go through the Neighbor Helping Neighbor office to help community needs. Please mark your check memo and/or envelope to identify this purpose to contribute.
E-MAIL: FUMCHURCH@IOWATELECOM.NETFACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/firstchurchknoxville
Christmas Dinner this year was a Birthday Day celebration for JESUS. We tend to forget what Christmas is about. The weather was much more pleasant this year sunshine instead of snow and ice. Thanks to those who generously donated, be it your time, food or money, without your help this mission would not be possible. Thank you to Hormel and Hy-Vee for food donated. SPECIAL THANK YOU to everyone who helped prepare the meal, serve our guests, and clean up. You are the ones who make this a joyous mission. Sam and I blessed to be part of this Church Family. May the Grace and Blessings of our Lord be with you all. Coramarie & Sam Rathmel
Through the tithing of the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day offerings, we are able to give an additional $918.00 to Neighbor Helping Neighbor. Thank you to all who contribute now and throughout the year to help in our shared mission of helping struggling families in our neighborhoods.
Pastor Lane will be providing a presentation on his Malawi experience during Cinnamon Roll Sunday hour on January 8, 2012.
MALAWI MOTORCYCLE PROJECT
To date we have raised $2145 of the $3500 needed. Please consider making a donation to the Malawi Motorcycle fund.
Kitchen cleaning and inventory will take place at FUMC on January 9th and 16th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. I need your help. Thank you. Dorothy Danner
COLUMBIA SOUP SUPPERThe annual Columbia Methodist soup supper will be held on Saturday, January 28th at the Columbia community Center. A free will offering will be taken.
Our next Sermon Series begins on January 22 going through the Lent season is based on the book Crazy Love. To assist you in your journey to grow closer in your relationships with God and others, we will have corresponding small group curriculum and a reading schedule for the book, Crazy Love. A limited number of discounted books are available for $11 in the church office. They would make great Christmas gifts!
LECTIONARY: January 8
Gen. 1:1-5 Ps. 29 Acts 19:1-7 Mark 1:4-11
Worship attendance: 414
Thank you to everyone who helped with the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Services!
Sunday January 1, 2012
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR
NO SUNDAY SCHOOL
8:30a Worship Services
Monday January 2, 2012
CHURCH OFFICE CLOSED
7:00-8:00p 4H Club – Activity Cntr
Tuesday January 3, 2012
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:30-10:30a Staff Mtg – Conf Room
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
Wednesday January 4, 2012
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:00p NHN—Act Cntr
4:30-5:30p Girl Scouts – Preschool Rm
6:30p MSPS Board Mtg – Library
7:00p Jr. Opt – YR
Thursday January 5, 2012
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
6:30-8:00p Girl Scouts – EFH
Friday January 6, 2012
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday January 7, 2012
7:00a Methodist Men – Mr. C’s
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday January 8, 2012
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
4:00-6:00p Youth Group – EFH/YR
5:30-6:30p 3rd and 4th Grade Basketball Academy Parents Orientation - WFH
Saturday - Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Brian Bishop, John Burnett,
Jack Crook, Jerry Jordan, Adam Norris,
Larry Rowley, and Merna Furney.
8:30 – Emily Swisher and
8:30 – Doris and George Werts