Living with Dementia Workshop

Hi Everyone: Please see the flyer below for a valuable worship First United Methodist is offering Saturday April 27th, 9-12, and contact them with any questions!

Dementia disease dealing with Alzheimer’s illness as a medical icon of a tree in the shape of a front view human head and brain losing leaves as challenges in intelligence and memory loss due to injury or old age.

Maundy Thursday Service

Hello everyone! Holy Week is creeping up on us fast and it is time to pull together volunteers for our Maundy Thursday Service on April 18th at 7pm in our sanctuary. We will again share this experience with First UMC and Grace Lutheran, and possibly other congregations.

We need volunteers for the following: 2 Candle Lighters/Snuffers, 2 light switch operators, 6 scripture readers, and 2 elders and/or deacons to help with communion service (need not be presently serving). Doing the lights is best covered by someone from our own congregation. We will do a brief run-through of the service Monday, Tueday, or Wednesday of Holy week.

I hope many of you will feel the Holy Spirit’s tug to respond, whether or not you have helped with this before. It is always a moving service that tells the story and leads us to consider our own response to our Lord as He was arrested and traveled the road to the cross.

Thanks in advance and please contact me if interested!

Shalom, ~Pastor Doug

Lenten Study: The Book of Forgiving, by Desmond and Mpho Tutu

Lent is nearly upon us and I am offering a book discussion on The Book of Forgiving: The Fourfold Path for Healing Ourselves and our World, by Desmond and Mpho Tutu.
This will be a mid-week study offered at the church, scheduled acording to those interested. It will begin the week of March 4th-8th and end the week of April 15th-20th. This can also be engaged as a sundy morning or Sudnay afternoon class. 
There is a signup sheet in the Parlor; or you can contact Pastor Doug directly. I will need to order books 3 days in advance if you are interested.
Hope to see you there!

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Christmas Eve & Pledge Cards

Hi Everyone: First, please find below the details for our Christmas Eve service, which you may have seen in the newsletter, bulletin, and papers. We pray you will be able to join us on this blessed and holy night!
Secondly, a friendly reminder to turn in your pledge cards if you haven’t already and intend to. This is not only a help to us in budgeting but a help to you as well as you renew your commitment to our church’s ministry in 2019.
Finally, we are still looking for some volunteers for Christmas Eve. (!!) Let PD know ASAP if you’re interested. Please don’t be shy, we cannot make personal calls to everyone to get this done! There is no speaking or acting, costumes provided. So far we have Mary, Shepherds, 2 Magi, and an angel (thank you to those who volunteered!). We still need a Joesph, a 3rd¬†Magi, and 2 people to do lights.¬†
I’m looking forward to once again sharing this blessed time with you. See you Sunday morning and Monday evening, and may God’s hope, peace, joy, and love fill your lives in this holy season.
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Christmas is just a week away! 

Christmas is almost upon us once again!
Our Christmas Eve Service this year will be at 8:30pm, and will include a living nativity, much carol singing, a beautiful offering from our joint choir under the direction of Pat Middlin, and a concluding candlelight service.
We invite you and yours to join us on this blessed and Holy night, as we once again tell the story of when our Eternal God entered our world as helpless baby Jesus.