Community News ‘n Notes
November 26, 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.
Please Note: Roots and Teens will not meet today.
HAPPENING THIS WEEK
TODAY – Hanging of the Greens! All-Church Pitch-in Dinner at noon; 1:00 p.m. – decorate the church;
2:00 p.m. – Worship Service and Caroling. Everyone welcome!
MONDAY & TUESDAY - 6:00 p.m. – Parade float building at Wininger Millworks, 2001 Cosby Road
WEDNESDAY – 10:30 a.m. - Community Group Bible Study
7:00 p.m. – Pray First Gathering
SATURDAY – 6:00 p.m. – Christmas Parade – “Story Book Christmas”. Wrapped candy is needed to share with parade attendees. Our church will be serving FREE hot chocolate in the Archway area before and during the parade.
MESSAGE: What Christmas Is All About (Luke 2:8-14)
KNOW: If the truth of Christmas does escape, you’ll find yourself in sad shape.
APPLY: Consider your Christmas plans, preparations, purchases, and gatherings;
1. Does it bring glory to God?
2. Does it bring the peace of God?
PRAY: Jesus, we receive you as Savior, recognize you as Christ, and submit to you as Lord. God, help us to experience the fullness of Your glory and to embrace the truth of Jesus through Your Spirit this Christmas. 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!
THIS WEEK’S BIRTHDAYS AND ANNIVERSARIES
Sun 26th Trent & Jennifer McWilliams
Mon 27th Taylen Graber, Rachel Gruen, George Lytle
Wed 29th Selah Fair, Jeff Vance
Sat 02nd Amy Graber
OUR PRAYER LIST
Church of the Week Rumbletown, IN FMC (David Mullis, Pastor)
Missionary of the Week Christina Gaulton, Heavenly Treasures Mission Team
Military Person of the Week Breanna Fulton
Students of the Week Makiah Grow (J/S High); Elaina Grow (Elementary)
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX COLLECTION WEEK RESULTS!!
The results are in for 2023 Shoebox Collection Week.
WINFMC – 2430 filled Shoeboxes!
Total number of Shoeboxes brought to our collection center from a 5-county area – 12,564
Three trailers were needed to carry the 805 cartons of filled Shoeboxes that were the result of this year’s
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX COLLECTION WEEK!!
A very special “THANK YOU” to everyone who helped make this year’s results possible. Whether you made boxes on your own, helped fill boxes for the church, were here during collection week, prayed, donated, filled cartons and/or loaded them onto the trailers, you have helped make, somewhere on this earth, a child’s Christmas a whole lot brighter! Thanks!!
COMING EVENTS – DECEMBER 2023
December 6 – 5:30 p.m. – BOA Meeting
December 9 – 11:00 a.m. - Ladies’ Brunch at the church. More details to follow.
December 10 – Remembering Loved Ones at Christmas during Morning Worship
December 10 – 6:30 p.m. – Austin Glover Concert. The 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.
December 11 & 12 – Jubilee Christmas at Bethany Church
December 12 – 5:30 p.m. - MLT Meeting
December 17 – Baptism Sunday
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
BAPTISM SUNDAY – DECEMBER 17
If you are interested in being baptized, see Pastor Adam for more information.
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