Community News ‘n Notes
December 3, 2023
Washington IN Free Methodist Church
For children newborn through 4 years. The nursery is located just off the Foyer on the north end.
For children 5 years old through the 5th grade. Children will be dismissed prior to the sermon.
8:45 a.m. – Prayer Gathering in the Sanctuary to pray specifically for our Worship Gathering.
5-6:30 p.m. - Roots (K-5th grade); Teens (6th – 12th grade)
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
WEDNESDAY – 10:30 a.m. - Community Group Bible Study
5:30 p.m. – BOA Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Pray First Gathering
SATURDAY – 11:00 a.m. – Ladies’ Brunch at the church. See note below.
MESSAGE: Hope Amidst the Chaos (Isaiah 9:2, 9:6, Romans 15:13)
TRUTH: We cannot allow the chaos of the Christmas season to overwhelm and overshadow the Christ of the Christmas season.
APPLY: What directions are you giving to direct in the direction of Jesus?
PRAY: Jesus, thank you for the joy and peace we have in You. We commit to trust and follow You in everything. God, strengthen us by the power of Your Spirit this Christmas, that we may overflow with hope in You. Amen.
JUBILEE CHRISTMAS ORNAMENTS AVAILABLE
Christmas Jubilee ornaments now decorate the Jubilee Christmas tree. Each ornament represents a child or teen in need of your generosity at Christmas. Begin your Christmas shopping by bringing joy to others! Please remember to have your unwrapped gift back at the church by December 5th with the ornament attached.
WOMEN'S FELLOWSHIP PITCH-IN BRUNCH
All ladies are invited to attend the Women's Fellowship Pitch-in Brunch on Saturday, December 9, at 11:00 a.m. Please bring your favorite "brunch" food dish. (Contact Sandra Traylor and let her know what you will be bringing). Also, bring 1-3 items for a gift exchange if you like.
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Mon 04th Kevin & Bobbie Byrer
Tues 05th Kaitlyn Hunt, Jim Vance
Sat 09th Makenzi Balde’, Emily Fair, Isaac Fair, Nora Gengelbach
OUR PRAYER LIST
Church of the Week Scottsville, KY FMC (Al Buckta, Pastor)
Missionary of the Week Kathy Gaulton, Heavenly Treasures Mission Team
Military Person of the Week Troy Heady
Students of the Week Jordan Godfrey (J/S High); Kenzlei Grow (Elementary)
December 10 – Remembering Loved Ones at Christmas during Morning Worship
December 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Austin Glover Concert.
December 11 & 12 – Jubilee Christmas at Bethany Church
December 12 – 5:30 p.m. - MLT Meeting
December 17 – Baptism Sunday – See Pastor Adam if you are interested in being baptized.
December 21 – Winter begins.
December 22 – 12–6:00 p.m. - Red Cross Blood Drive. Appointments available now.
December 24 – Christmas Eve - 4:30 p.m. – A Charlie Brown Christmas; 5:00 p.m. – Christmas Eve Service
December 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY
December 31 – New Year’s Eve
December 31 – 6:30 p.m. – Senior Choir Practice
AUSTIN GLOVER CONCERT – SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10
The 6:30 p.m. concert is FREE and everyone is welcome! There will be a Meet & Greet following the concert serving Wassail with Figgy & Bread Puddings catered by M&M catering. Flyers are available with information about the concert. Pick up several and pass them out to family & friends.
READING THROUGH THE BIBLE IN 2024
We will be systematically reading through the Bible together in 2024. We will have daily Old Testament and New Testament readings and this plan available within the next couple of weeks - both online and in print.
21 DAYS OF PRAYER AND FASTING
Let us prepare to begin 2024 in a season of prayer and fasting; to draw near to God, to eliminate opposition to His will, and to ask Him for spiritual breakthrough. We are encouraged to pray and fast for 21 days, from January 1st through 21st. Begin to pray now as we prepare for this church-wide initiative.
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