UM4GI This Week – 12/29/2015

UM4GI This Week – 12/29/2015

Here’s a quick look at UM4GI events this week for December 30th-January 6th as well as this weekend’s preaching schedule!

This Week’s Announcements

  • Epiphany Party at Trinity will be January 6th at 6:30pm in the sanctuary. They will be un-decorating the church and treats will be provided!
  • ESL classes are held in the Gathering Place at Trinity on Monday evenings at 7.
  • Noah’s Ark Wish List: clothes that can be used for dress-up, old pots and pans, old shoes, play jewelry, clip on ties, old hats, old telephones, old wallets, stuffed animals, and pillows. Thank you all for your continued support!
  • Refresh! Free, quality childcare will be available at First-Faith UMC every 2nd and 4th Wednesdays from 9 am – 11:30 am so that moms can run errands or take a break and relax!  Contact Sharon Sorensen at 382-7543 with any questions.
  • Prayer Shawls are available at both First-Faith and Trinity to anyone in need. If you would like to become a part of the UM4GI Prayer Shawl ministry, join them in the Trinity UMC Gathering Place on Thursday nights at 6:30pm. (They will even teach you how to make them!) Contact Linda Harris at 227-1286 for more information.
  • Register to participate in First-Faith UMC‘s Dinner for Fun events to be held throughout 2015. Dinner for Fun 2015 is coming! Dinner 4 Fun is people sharing a meal, making new friends, renewing old friendships, and getting to know one another. It is for singles, couples and families. Do you like to cook? OK! If you don’t like to cook, deli food or take-out works also! If you can’t host or be a leader, there are other ways to share in the fun. The hope is that each group will meet together 4 times. Each group will have a leader to organize the group and keep it going, you meet when it works for your group. Your group can plan an after meal activity, such as games, visiting, watching sports, or playing cards, it is up to your group to decide. You can register at either church office or email Joyce McKinny at jrmck1@charter.net with the information. Questions? Please call Joyce at 308-382-4709.

Upcoming Events/Announcements and Other Opportunities

  • The One Event is coming up January 30th and 31st, 2016 at the Heartland Events Center. You MUST register with a group to attend. Talk to your youth leaders today about going!
  • Food For Thought Backpacks at Trinity: We have a great opportunity to help those in need right here in our area. We have bags and lists that you can easily take and fill for the families we support at Howard. Pick up a bag and a list, fill it up, and bring it back to the church office. If you would like more information, call Sebrina at 382-1952.
  • NAMI Support Group meets the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month from 6:30-7:30pm at the Trinity House.
  • On the first Sunday of the month, it is “Food Pantry Sunday” at First-Faith and Trinity! At First-Faith donations can be placed in the “Food Pantry Grocery Cart” in Fellowship Hall at any time.
  • Trinity and First-Faith United Methodist Women are collecting “Box Tops for Education” and Campbell’s Labels. These labels are used to purchase educational items to support Epworth Village in York. These labels can be dropped off in the black box on the lower shelf of the UMW library corner in Trinity‘s parlor or in the green tote in Fellowship Hall at First-Faith UMC. If you are not sure which part of the label to save, drop off the entire label and it will be cut down appropriately. Thank You!
  • Get involved in worship services with UM4GI!
  • UM4GI shirts are available in a variety of sizes and also in polo styles!

Bible Studies and Small Groups:

  • “ReCharge” young adult group is held in the Trinity Church Conference Room from 6:30-8pm on Wednesdays.
  • “Prepare Ye the Way” Advent Bible study held in the Trinity Youth Room at 9:30am on Wednesdays and led by Pastor Theresa Mason.
  • Women of Faith are done with the book Bad Girls of the Bible. They will not meet in December. They will start their new study coming on Monday, January 25.
  • “What’s Brewing” Bible Study at Trinity led by Pastor Russ will start Thursday, January 14th and will be hold on Thursday afternoons in the Youth Room.
  • “Disciple Fast Track” Bible study at First-Faith led by Pastor Trudy is held on Tuesdays at 6:45pm.
  • “Seizing the Moments” book study by James W. Moore will be held Wednesday afternoons at 1:30pm  in the Fireside Room at First Faith.
  • The Young Adults at First-Faith UMC is doing Adam Hamilton’s study “Seeing Gray in A World of Black & White” Sundays at 10:45 am. The study is guided by Lacey Follmer and will meet in Room C.
  • The Adult Sunday School at First-Faith is doing a study entitled Daring Faith: The Key to Miracles by Rick Warren. Daring faith requires taking risk. It requires the courage to step up and face the giants . . . and to face the unknown. It might be easier to stay in your comfort zone, but when you bravely step out to where God has called you, history is made and lives are changed forever. You must be bold and daring to live an extraordinary life of faith.
  • The First-Faith UMC Wednesday afternoon book study group is starting a new adult study for Advent on December 2nd. The book is Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break.

Youth Activities at UM4GI

  • Footprints Youth: Held Sunday evenings from 5:45-7:30pm at First-Faith. Starting with a meal and will continue with worship and fellowship. All youth 6th-12th grades are welcome.
  • United Methodist Youth Fellowship: Held on Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00pm at Trinity on the 3rd floor. All youth grades 6th-12th grades are welcome to attend.
  • Zone: Held Wednesday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm at Trinity. All youth ages K-5th grade are welcome to attend.
  • Sudanese Youth: continues to meet Sundays at Trinity at 1pm in the Gathering Place.
  • ***No ZONE or Youth Group at Trinity December 30th.***
  • ***No Footprints Youth Group at First-Faith January 3rd***

Worship:

  • First-Faith UMC – Epiphany of the Lord Sunday. Pastor Russ will be preaching “Following a Star, Finding a King.”
  • Usher/Greeters:  Rich & Joyce McKinny
  • Scripture Reader:  Joyce McKinny
  • Acolytes:  Need Volunteers
  • Fellowship Time:  Need Volunteers
  • Trinity UMC – Epiphany Celebration with Holy Communion, Pastor Theresa preaching.

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