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An update from First UMC
Independence, IA

December 9th, 2020

A midweek update from FUMC
Independence, IA
Here are the events going on this week! 

  • Wednesday, December 9th
    • 5:00 p.m. Confirmation via Zoom
  • Sunday, December 13th
    • 9:00 a.m. Worship via Facebook Live
    • 11:00 a.m. Radio Broadcast
  • Monday, December 14th
    • 6:30 p.m. SPRC

From the Kitchen Table Remember you can always watch the video later if you aren't able to catch it live.  No need to have Facebook to watch them, links are added to this page.

Church News and Notes:
Video to the December 6th Sunday service 
Here is the video to the service from last Sunday if you haven't had a chance to watch it yet.

Bulletin for December 13th: Here is a link to the bulletin for this coming Sunday. 

Angel Tree
Thank you to everyone who has picked up an angel from our Angel Tree.  Please return your wrapped gift with the angel card taped to the gift.  The north door will be unlocked daily from 8:30am-6:30pm.  All gifts are due back this Monday, December 14th. 

Champs Cupboard
We are collecting boxes of fruit snacks and Mac & Cheese for Champs Cupboard.  
Our goal is 50 boxes of each.  Drop off your donations at the north door.  It is unlocked daily from 8:30am-6:30pm. Deadline is this Monday, December 14th. Questions:

Radio Broadcast
Please contact the office if you would like to sponsor a radio broadcast next year.  We have quite a few openings for next year, including the entire month of January
Children's Christmas Program 
Next Sunday- December 20th -
Our Children’s Christmas Program will take place during the sermon!


Mission Committee Fundraiser
Items are in from the Mission Committee's fundraiser.  We have a few extra items.  Stop by the office if you would like to purchase something.  

We have one bag of:
-black walnut pieces
-Turkish apricots
-honey roasted peanuts
-healthy mix
-almond cranberry granola
-harvest medley mix
-mixed yogurt raisins
-dark chocolate almonds
-gummi bears
-milk chocolate pecan clusters
-salted cashews
-smoke flavored fancy pecans

We have two bags of:
-milk chocolate almonds
-roasted whole almonds
-spicy party mix
-honey roasted giant cashews
-praline pecan halves
-fruit and nut mix
-sweet and salty trail mix
-dark chocolate peanut better melts with sea salt
-deluxe mix- no peanuts

Thank you to everyone who has been mailing in their pledge!

Community Info
"Holidays at the Depot"
Buchanan County Tourism is running their "Holidays at the Depot" online this year. Go to their auction site, to view items and register to bid. Items will be on display for in person viewing at the Independence Area Chamber of Commerce office.
Proceeds will go towards maintaining the historic Illinois Central Railroad Depot, and a portion of the proceeds will also go to support the Independence Area Food Pantry.

You can bid on items until December 13th!

Lee Mansion Open House

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