An update from First UMC
December 16th, 2020
A midweek update from FUMC
Here are the events going on this week!
- Sunday, December 20th
- 9:00 a.m. Worship via Facebook Live
- 11:00 a.m. Radio Broadcast
- Thursday, December 24th
- 4:30 p.m. Christmas Eve Worship (Online only)
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:
Children's Christmas Program
This Sunday!- December 20th -
Our Children’s Christmas Program will take place during the sermon!
SPECIAL REQUEST FROM PASTOR PAUL
I am asking all of you to help us with the Christmas Eve service that we will be taping and putting on the website next week. We hope to have it ready for viewing at 4:30 P.M. on Thursday so you can then view it at home at your convenience. We will finish the service with the traditional lighting of the candles and singing ‘Silent Night’ so you may what to get your own candles ready to light for that.
I am also asking you all to help in our planning. First, as you go about town at night looking over all the wonderful light displays, when you come across a nativity scene if you would try to take a picture of it and send it to me at Paul.Evans@iaumc.net so we can use it for the Christmas Eve service.
Also, I would like you to write down a Christmas prayer and send it to me as well. Now I don’t need you to write down a full-fledged prayer. I only need your petition for the prayer we will then use in the service. It can be as generic as peace on earth or as specific to cover an event or issue in your life or the lives of friends and/or relatives you wish to add to the Christmas prayer.
I thank you for your help in this as we try to find new ways to celebrate the birth of our Savior under the restrictions we have with the COVID quarantine. Sandy and I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and we will all pray that 2021 will be free of all the illness and upheaval we have lived through in 2020.
Christmas Eve Worship
This year, Christmas Eve Worship will be online only. You will be able to find the Christmas Eve service on our Facebook page and on our website.
Video to the December 13th Sunday service
Due to technical difficulties, Sunday's worship is divided into two videos. Here is a link to the first part. Here is a link to the second half.
Bulletin for December 20th: Here is a link to the bulletin for this coming Sunday.
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.
Office Hours The office will be closed on Friday, December 25th and Friday, January 1st due to the holidays. Normal hours Tuesday-Thursday. (8:30-12:30)
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
-honey roasted peanuts
-almond cranberry granola
-harvest medley mix
-mixed yogurt raisins
-dark chocolate almonds
-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
-deluxe mix- no peanuts
Thank you to everyone who has been mailing in their pledge!
Please call our office 319-332-0860 to set up an appointment.
Free Flu Vaccine
The Buchanan County Public Health Department has free flu vaccine for anyone over the age of 18.
Office hours: Monday – Thursday 7:30 to 3:30 and Friday 7:30 to 3:00