A note from Pastor Kim I have barely got the sight of Pumpkins out of my head when I am now facing the vision of sugar plums. The annual commercial onslaught is coming sooner and stronger than ever before. The problem with the preparation for the upcoming holiday season is that way too often people are more concerned about being prepared for the season than being present in the season.
With the falling of the snow as I write this note to you, I'm listening to the weatherman telling everyone to drive slowly and intentionally. I am reminded that it is this time to be intentional as we approach the infant in the manger. We can often give ourselves too much distance there. Remember that the infant Jesus is there waiting for us to be present with Him. So, in our hurry with wrapping, baking, shopping, traveling or what ever else you do to make Christmas fun, remember to make it a Christmas of meaning. Be deliberate and intentional in how you focus your energy, time and attention. Make the emotional and spiritual parts of the holiday a priority that will make Jesus a center of your celebrations and socializing. Be sure to check out the Advent devotional table in the narthex. You will find an interesting selection of materials meant to help you follow the star and to Jesus.
God Bless you & Merry Christmas Kim
Help support the Youth Mission program through the Alternative Gift Fair. During the weeks of Advent, a table with items from the Youth will be available to purchase to help make your Christmas Season bright and the Youth Mission trip funded. Items varying in price from $5.00 and up. Check out the display and find out what the Youth Mission trip is all about.
Youth Group Bowling - December 2nd Meet at WUMC Parking lot at 4pm. All youth Grade 6-12 Cost is $5.00pp BRING YOUR FRIENDS the More the Merrier! Drivers needed.
30 Hour Famine Organization January 6th Noon (Actually, this means as soon as the 11am service is done). Any adult wishing to assist with the organization of work sites, games, creating the needed documents or other programs associated with the 2019 30 hour famine please plan to attending this short by important organizing session. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to Education office so we have enough materials and food.
30 HOUR FAMINE It will be here before we know it!!!! 30 Hour Famine 2019 Save the dates March 2-3 Famine Adult Participant & volunteer training and info session February 9th 8:30 am Breakfast will be served.
GOT QUESTIONS? See the bulletins board. EVERTHING IS ALWAYS THERE!
Worship Bulletin - Each week youth activities are listed there.
Read your email - Constant contact newsletters are sent several times a month with all youth info. Not getting them? Check your spam folder please. Especially if group emails tend to go there. Still not getting them? Email email@example.com so we can fix that.
Sign Up for Text reminders - See the codes below for text reminders of events and notices of when things have to change (Like if we get a bunch of snow or something like that…)
Facebook - Stuff gets put there too. Wumcyouth check it out. Send me Pic's of our youth in action. Love to get those on facebook too.
Twitter - WUMC Tweets are sent out too. If you get them please retweet 'em.
Regular old email & Phone calls – Kim is greatly outnumbered check out the other communications first. We are trying to keep with the scheduled events so there should be no surprises. Spread the word, Share the info with your friends.