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Las Posadas
Join us for this annual event, celebrating the Las Posadas tradition with our brothers and sisters from El Buen Samaritano. Las Posadas is a re-enactment of Mary and Joseph searching for shelter in Bethlehem. This year, we are hosting the event at First UMC on Saturday, December 2nd, beginning at 10am. We’ll spend the first hour getting ready and then walking the neighborhood. Around 11am we will gather in the sanctuary for worship, and then around noon we will gather in the Fellowship Hall for food and fellowship.
The annual “big business meeting” in which we prepare for the coming year will take place on Sunday, December 3rd, immediately following the 10:30am worship service, in the sanctuary. All members have voice and vote. Church Conference
Decorate the Sanctuary for the Advent Season
Sunday, November 26th, immediately following the 10:30am worship service. Come on out and help us deck the (worship) hall! Decorators will be treated to a free pizza lunch.
The Youth (grades 5-12) are going Ice Skating on Saturday, November 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 pm. There will be an ice skating instructor for our group. Our reservation is for a specific number of youth so you need to confirm your attendance in advance with Bonnie LaCourt at 269-4602. Meet at the Outpost Ice Rink on 9530 Tramway. Sponsors for this event are Barbara Blair and Amy Rutledge. Permission slips will be available this Sunday. Youth Ice Skating Trip
Yuletide Yard Sale
Hear ye! Hear ye! The First UMC History Committee has scheduled its fourth annual Yuletide Yard Sale for Friday, December 1 (9am to 3pm), Saturday, December 2 (10am-to 2pm) , and Sunday, December 3 (9am to 1pm) . As always, the sale will focus on gently used Christmas and holiday decorations, in addition to unique holiday gifts. The event has been a spectacular success in years past and we are looking to make it even bigger and better this year. So, once again, we are asking you to begin donating any extra holiday items that you might have at home. From now through the end of November, your donations may be placed in the Wilder Room.
﷯ Bach's Lunch Concert Bach's Lunch
First Church Christmas Sing Along
First Church's Christmas Sing-A-Long will be held in the sanctuary on Wednesday, December 13th at noon. There will be a $5 box lunch available immediately following the event.